Commentaries

The SEC is still lame

August 11, 2009

Don’t believe the hype about the new sense of “urgency” at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Time for BofA to come clean

August 6, 2009

It may be outrage fatigue, but it is surprising that there has not been more of a public outcry over whether Bank of America misled investors about its acquisition of Merrill Lynch.

The revenge of Madoff’s victims

August 6, 2009

By Lynnley Browning
(Lynnley Browning is a guest columnist. The views expressed are her own. She is a frequent contributor to the business pages of The New York Times and is a former Moscow-based correspondent for Reuters, where she covered energy and commodities.)

Come on Massey: man or mouse?

August 4, 2009

Bank of America’s settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission sheds some light on the shambolic merger agreement the bank struck with Merrill Lynch last autumn, and how it neglected to inform its own investors of the monster bonuses it then allowed Merrill to carry off.

Cox’s charmed life after the SEC

July 17, 2009

During the financial crisis, Christopher Cox was a Zelig-like creature, always somewhere in the background, but never seen to be doing anything of consequence.