Summit Notebook

FDIC Chair Bair: think before you point that finger…

April 27, 2010

The latest blame game circulating in Washington on financial regulation may end up with those who point fingers  finding that they have three fingers pointing back.

What if there were no “too big to fail”? Fed’s Hoenig has a vision

April 26, 2010

USA/Democrats and Republicans alike on Capitol Hill say they want to toss out the concept of “too big to fail” in the financial regulation reform they are tussling over. That way if a financial firm is going to go under, it will go under, with no thought for a taxpayer handout.

CFTC’s Gensler explains the present with the past

April 26, 2010

Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, likes to go to the past — sometimes as far back as 1,000 years — to explain the financial situations of today.

ABA’s Yingling sees danger in rhetoric: it’s Wall Street, not banks

April 26, 2010

REGULATION-SUMMITEd Yingling, president and CEO of the American Bankers Association, is a little worried about the rhetoric that’s been flying around as Congress tries to produce financial reform legislation.

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Here’s lookin’ at you KIID

March 24, 2010

The vexing question of how much to tell retail investors about what exactly they are buying has been exercising industry participants at the Reuters European Funds Summit. Although the sentiment is for more transparency and simplicity, as exemplified by the EU's new two page marketing document, some managers feel this won't fully reflect the risks and processes involved in a product.

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UCITS IV Everyone

March 23, 2010

It is early days at the Reuters fund summit in Luxembourg, but already a few themes are building. For one thing, no one seems to be too negative about the investment climate.

A drone by any other name…

December 14, 2009

The drone that was formerly known as the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has a new name — the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).

Pratt and Whitney’s Hess: corporate jets got bad rap

December 14, 2009

Pratt and Whitney President David Hess says corporate jets got a bad rap from Washington and the rhetoric hurt the industry.

ESPN: We all live in sports towns (And tell great jokes)

December 1, 2009

ESPN President George Bodenheimer has been at the business of TV sports, one way or another, for nearly three decades, starting in the mailroom and working his way up.