from Financial Regulatory Forum:

SEC faces challenges before fast-trading reforms can go on the books

By Guest Contributor
June 13, 2014

By Emmanuel Olaoye, Compliance Complete

The Securities and Exchange Commission has rolled out its intentions to regulate high-frequency trading, making stricter regulation in some form a strong possibility, but the agency faces more work and some challenging obstacles before it can put new rules in the books.

from Breakingviews:

James Hoffa: Let sun shine on corporate donations

By Guest Contributor
May 29, 2014

By James Hoffa
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews guest columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Bethany McLean:

Is Steve Cohen the real target in this trial?

By Bethany McLean
February 5, 2014

The fate of Mathew Martoma, the former SAC Capital portfolio manager charged with the biggest insider trade in history -- more than $275 million in profits and avoided losses, says the government -- is now in the hands of a 12-person jury, which began deliberations in a Manhattan courthouse Tuesday afternoon.

from The Great Debate:

Steven Cohen: The Gilded Age revisited

By Patricia Beard
November 13, 2013

There he is in all his tarnished glory: Steven A. Cohen, arguably the most famous, and infamous, hedge fund manager in the United States. Maybe the world.

from Breakingviews:

Big U.S. bank fines far more art than science

October 23, 2013

By Reynolds Holding
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Stories I’d like to see:

Football’s costs, SEC v. Cohen and the Whale’s tale

By Steven Brill
August 20, 2013

The NFL’s looming court tests

As the 2013 National Football League season begins, it’s time for an update on the liability suits the league is facing from what the website Deadspin reported last April were “more than 4,000 former players” who claim to have suffered on-the-job brain damage. The same Deadspin report noted that helmet-maker Riddell is also a defendant in the suits and that in April a Colorado high school student won a $3.1 million judgment against Ridell after he was brain damaged and partially paralyzed following a concussion suffered in a 2008 practice drill.

from Breakingviews:

A Goldman minnow finally lands in the SEC’s net

August 1, 2013

By Reynolds Holding
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

“Fab” Tourre verdict can only make SEC look bad

July 30, 2013

By Reynolds Holding
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Derivative rules: Global problem needs global solution

By Martin Neil Baily and Aaron Klein
July 10, 2013

The 2008 financial crisis demonstrated how interconnected the global financial system is. What began as a real estate bubble fueled by subprime mortgages in many states ballooned into a global financial panic of unprecedented magnitude. Bundles of poorly underwritten mortgages generated toxic derivatives bet on in a global market. When the dust settled, there was broad agreement that not only did we need a new financial regulatory regime, it had to be globally coordinated.

from The Great Debate:

A case of lobbysts vs. small cap investors

By Lise Buyer
July 3, 2013

It's tick season again: the time of year when those small, seemingly unimportant beasts emerge and attack the unsuspecting or unaware. This year, they seem to be everywhere and have a particularly robust group of carriers. The problem with ticks is that, while they seem benign, they can cause significant harm to those who are not vigilant.