The Great Debate

Are the big banks winning?

By Charles R. Morris
October 24, 2012

The Dodd-Frank Act to re-regulate the big banks was intentionally tough. It was passed in the wake of the 2008-2009 financial crash to end cowboy banking; require far more capital  and much less leverage, and rein in the trading-desk geniuses who pumped up serial bubbles. Since Congress is a poor forum for crafting such a complex statute, the details were left to the expert regulatory agencies.

from Commentaries:

Wall Street may find itself on the hook

September 10, 2009

Sometimes legal fishing expeditions pay off.

A year ago, a Connecticut hedge fund sued UBS, contending that it knowingly sold toxic mortgage-backed securities to institutional investors but never disclosed that information.

from Commentaries:

UBS settlement leaves Switzerland scarred

August 19, 2009

UBS, Switzerland and the United States can all claim a sort of victory from the settlement on Wednesday of their tax dispute.

The CEO is the latest endangered species

March 6, 2009

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Nationalization: Terrible but inevitable

By J Saft
January 23, 2009

James Saft Great Debate – James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –