The Great Debate UK

Who’s to blame for market glitches?

August 30, 2013

–Tanuja Randery is the CEO of trading services firm MarketPrizm. The opinions expressed are her own.–

from The Great Debate:

Goldman’s capitalistic monoculture

March 14, 2012

Greg Smith doesn’t have any new criticism of Goldman Sachs in his New York Times op-ed today. Nor are his points as detailed and documented as the SEC’s allegations in the ABACUS case.

from Breakingviews:

Wall Street may get temporary stay of execution

June 27, 2011

Wall Street is once again aflutter with talk of impending job cuts. But jittery traders may have a few months more grace before the knives come out. With trading revenue falling, the pressure is growing for investment banks to lay off staff. But executives are still debating whether the current slump is a blip. Nobody wants to slash ranks right before a turnaround. The summer could be safer than many think.

from Breakingviews:

Goldman Sachs in danger of looking average

May 17, 2011

By Jeffrey Goldfarb
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Insider trading scandal rattles trust at the top

March 1, 2011

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

from Davos Notebook:

Will Goldman’s new BRICwork stand up?

January 17, 2011

RTXWLHHJim O'Neill, the Goldman Sachs economist who coined the term BRICs back in 2001, is adding four new countries to the elite club of emerging market economies. But does his new edifice have the same solid foundations?

from Breakingviews:

Goldman’s old-school Facebook deal sets new tests

January 3, 2011

Goldman Sachs' old-school Facebook deal brings a new set of challenges. The bank is raising up to $1.5 billion from clients to invest in the social network while putting in $450 million itself. Like Morgan Stanley's reported deal with online coupon service Groupon, it looks like classic merchant banking. With hot firms in the driver's seat, however, the banks could find themselves in for a wild ride.

from Breakingviews:

Goldman controversy deserves right questions

April 26, 2010

Goldman Sachs will be in the dock on Tuesday. Not in court, but in front of a U.S. Senate committee, where seven current and former employees, including boss Lloyd Blankfein and the self-styled Fabulous Fabrice Tourre, will appear. The danger is that the hearing becomes consumed with grandstanding and headline-grabbing hectoring. For past missteps to be avoided, more thoughtful probing is called for. Here are three possible icebreakers.

from The Great Debate:

SEC’s case against Goldman highlights need for Wall Street reform

April 22, 2010

-- Ed Mierzwinski is the longtime consumer program director of U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups. U.S. PIRG is a founding member of Americans for Financial Reform, an unprecedented coalition of over 250 labor, senior, civil rights, community and consumer organizations. --

Tight UK election is bad news for bankers

April 21, 2010

— Peter Thal Larsen is aBRITAIN/ Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own —