Financial Regulatory Forum

American Express pays $340 mln for U.S. bailout warrants

By Jonathan Stempel
NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) – American Express Co paid the U.S. Treasury Department $340 million on Wednesday to redeem warrants to buy its stock, allowing it to fully escape the government’s bank bailout program.

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Bonuses topped profits at some U.S. bailout banks – NY attorney general

AIG/CUOMO By Grant McCool

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bonuses paid to executives at nine banks that received U.S. government bailout money in 2008 were greater than net income at some of the banks, the office of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.

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U.S. CFTC supports some limit exemptions – Gensler

CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler (file photo)By Ayesha Rascoe and Christopher Doering
WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said Wednesday he supports exemptions from tough new investor limits for bona fide hedgers but he is concerned about allowances for those managing financial risk.

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In China, banks chafe at derivatives drive

By Eadie Chen and Jonathan Leff
BEIJING/SINGAPORE, July 27 (Reuters) – While Washington pursues a high-profile overhaul of its derivatives markets, a more modest but equally important crackdown is underway in China. (more…)

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