Summit Notebook

Can a U.S. regulator simply talk banks into lending? FDIC’s Bair is trying

February 28, 2011

When a regulator talks, do banks listen?

FINANCE-SUMMIT/BAIRBanks are returning to profitability after the financial crisis and the head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp is trying to nudge them into lending again.

from MediaFile:

Tech CEO turns to trusted adviser on key decision; 10-year old daughter

December 1, 2010

Anyone who thinks the word “executive” in CEO stands for a person who actually executes decisions and strategy should think again, at least according to Technicolor CEO Frederic Rose.

Rich seek ways to sit on the hedge

October 6, 2010

Rich investors are taking more precautions than ever in their wealth, and instruments once seen as complex and exotic are becoming more commonplace in their portfolios, wealth managers said at the Reuters Private Banking Summit.

How rich is rich?

October 5, 2010

How rich is rich? For most people, the answer is simple: ”not me.” But for private bankers keen to handle the assets of the well-heeled from Moscow to Malibu, that question is a slippery one. Sometimes a simple number won’t do, either.

Dodd Rejects Carter Criticism of Ted Kennedy

September 20, 2010

U.S. Senator Chris Dodd on Monday came to the defense of his old buddy, the late Senator Edward Kennedy, against new criticism by former President Jimmy Carter.

from Shop Talk:

Check Out Line: Luxury goods execs discuss global demand

June 1, 2010

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Check out what executives at luxury retailers around the world are saying about consumer demand.

Angelides: People make mistakes, take Alan Greenspan and Captain of Titanic

April 29, 2010

Phil Angelides, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission chairman, says he’d rather see some taking of responsibility than hear another “I’m sorry.”

Eliot Spitzer loved politics, so will he run again?

April 28, 2010

This much is clear — Eliot Spitzer loved politics, he loved being New York governor, he loved being New York attorney general.

Against high Hill drama, SEC chief mum on Goldman

April 27, 2010

First of all, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro would not talk about Goldman Sachs.