Financial Regulatory Forum

Obama, New York law chief Cuomo target Wall Street bonuses

By Reuters Staff
January 11, 2010

By Caren Bohan and Jonathan Stempel

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Jan 11 (Reuters) – The White House and and New York’s top prosecutor attacked excessive Wall Street bonuses, as the nation’s biggest banks prepare to hand out awards critics say were made possible by taxpayer bailouts.

New York Attorney General Cuomo seeks 2009 bonus data from Wall Street

By Reuters Staff
January 11, 2010

By Elinor Comlay and Jonathan Stempel

NEW YORK, Jan 11 (Reuters) – New York’s attorney general asked eight major U.S. banks to turn over data on planned bonuses for 2009, amid a growing public outcry over payouts in light of the industry’s role in the near-collapse of the financial system and recession.

US lawmakers urged to drop clearinghouse ownership cap

By Reuters Staff
November 20, 2009

U.S. Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) holds a news conference on issues before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 3, 2009.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   By Jonathan Spicer
NEW YORK, Nov 20 (Reuters) – NYSE Euronext, LCH.Clearnet, BATS Global Markets and other firms partnered with banks have urged two U.S. legislators to drop a proposed “rigid” cap on dealer ownership of clearinghouses, according to a letter sent this week.

EU unveils plan to clamp down on derivatives trading

By Reuters Staff
October 20, 2009

A woman walks past a branch of French savings bank Caisse d'Epargne in Bouvigal, near Paris, October 17, 2008. Caisse d'Epargne merged with Banque Populaire to become the country's second-largest retail bank, said last year it had made a 600-million-euro ($808.1 million) trading loss on share derivatives. (File Photo) REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE) By John O’Donnell
BRUSSELS, Oct 20 (Reuters) – The European Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to drive more trading in derivatives onto exchanges and under the gaze of regulators, publishing a raft of proposed new rules.

Worst is over for world economy-Morgan Stanley CEO

September 18, 2009

Morgan Stanley's John Mack joins other TARP recipient financial institution leaders as they testify before House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 11, 2009.    REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES)    LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The world economic downturn has passed its low point, with financial markets rebounding, Morgan Stanley <MS.N> CEO John Mack said on Friday. (more…)

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

By Reuters Staff
July 31, 2009

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.