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    SEC Wants Activist Hedge Funds To Share With The Rest Of The Class

    Financial markets are basically about information asymmetries, real and imagined, and financial regulation is largely about limiting those asymmetries to socially acceptable kinds and quantities. A general rule for trading success – perhaps the only useful rule for trading success – is: if you know something that nobody else knows and that will increase the […]

    / Aug 15, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    Ken Lewis Just Wanted To Protect Shareholders From Worrying About Merrill’s Massive Losses

    There are two competing theories of how companies should be governed; one says that management should have a lot of leeway to do what it thinks is best and shareholders should keep quiet and, if they’re unhappy, maybe sell their shares; the other says that shareholders own the company and anything that stands in the […]

    / Jun 5, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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    Hunting The CDS Demons

    The latest quest for financial weapons of mass destruction (hint: try looking in Syria) has a concerted push against Credit Default Swaps. Michael Lewis, cranky former banker turned cranker former writer slaps them with a left handed insult or two in The Atlantic last week, and random blogs ranging from The Market Ticker to Deal […]

    / Jan 23, 2009 at 12:23 PM

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