By Steve Eder and Steve Slater
NEW YORK/LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc <GS.N> said first-quarter earnings nearly doubled, and Britain’s financial regulator launched a formal probe related to civil fraud allegations against the Wall Street bank. (more…)
Financial Regulatory Forum
By Steve Eder and Steve Slater
LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s financial regulator started a formal enforcement investigation into Goldman Sachs <GS.N> on Tuesday, four days after U.S. regulators filed a fraud case against Wall Street’s biggest investment bank. (more…)
By Nicholas Dunbar — The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –
LONDON, April 20 (Reuters Breakingviews) – In December 2000 I received an email from the Goldman Sachs <GS.N> press office in New York, nominating the firm for Risk magazine’s “Risk Manager of the Year” award. Central to the pitch was how the Wall Street bank had run a boot camp for its supervisors at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, training them in concepts like value-at-risk and derivatives hedging. (more…)
By Matthew Goldstein
NEW YORK, April 19 (Reuters) The civil lawsuit filed by securities regulators against Goldman Sachs Group from the sale of a security linked to subprime mortgages may not open the floodgates for similar enforcement actions of its kind as some believe might happen.
In fact, the case lodged by the Securities and Exchange Commission against Goldman and a 31-year-old bond salesman may prove to be more rare than initially believed, a close reading of legal documents in the matter reveals.
By Dan Margolies and Rachelle Younglai
WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s fraud suit against Goldman Sachs sent a shiver down the spine of Wall Street, a sign the agency is determined to be an aggressive enforcer.
Wall Street’s largest bank stands accused of marketing a debt product tied to subprime mortgages that the SEC says was destined to fail.
There were fears on Wall Street the suit could cast a regulatory cloud over the entire investment banking industry.
WASHINGTON, April 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Barney Frank said on Monday that securities regulators’ fraud case against Goldman Sachs <GS.N> increases the chance that financial reform will pass. (more…)
By Hugo Dixon and Richard Beales
LONDON/NEW YORK, April 19 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Were the investors who lost $1 billion by buying a fearfully complex product sold by Goldman Sachs <GS.N> in the dying days of the credit boom fools or victims? That’s the key distinction on which the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s fraud charges, which roiled the investment bank when they were unveiled on Friday, hinge. (more…)
By Adrian Croft
LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Sunday he wanted Britain’s financial watchdog to investigate U.S. bank Goldman Sachs <GS.N> after it was charged with fraud by U.S. regulators. (more…)
By John Kemp — John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –
LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) – It is now virtually certain financial reform legislation will go sailing through the Senate, following the complaint filed against Goldman Sachs <GS.N> and an employee in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by the Securities and Exchange Commission this afternoon. (more…)
By Caren Bohan
WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – Fresh from his victory on landmark healthcare legislation, U.S. President Barack Obama is ready to take on Wall Street.
In the same week Obama signed into law his sweeping healthcare plan, his administration began a publicity blitz to sell his proposal to reshape the financial regulatory system.
Obama held a strategy session on Wednesday with two Democrats, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd and House of Representatives Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, who are leading the effort to pass the plan in Congress.