from Reuters Investigates:

Financial cyber-bullying?

November 22, 2010

"They love a conspiracy theory on the boards," David Jones, chief market strategist at spread betting firm IG Index told UK correspondents Rosalba O'Brien and Matt Scuffham when they were reporting for "The stock, the web, the CEO and his lawyers" . It's a look at some of the shenanigans around highly speculative resource stocks when they are discussed on message boards like  ADVFN and iii. Late-night gossip and personal insults are par for the course: some suspect organised short-sellers may be behind the talk. Given the high volumes of online trading in the UK, we wonder how long it will be before regulator FSA is forced to take a closer look.

The private sector vs. definitions of fairness

By Reuters Staff
October 25, 2010

– Ingrid Smith is Business Planning Editor,  Reuters Consumer Television –

from Breakingviews:

Hedge funds may still escape EU pay crackdown

July 7, 2010

Hedge funds should stop panicking. It is true that some have been lumped in with banks on tough new European Union rules regulating pay. But there are a number of factors that should defuse the threat.

Pru’s Asian misadventure: a cautionary tale

By Reuters Staff
June 3, 2010

PRUDENTIAL/By Clara Ferreira-Marques

Prudential’s ill-fated Asian adventure has left the company and its management badly bruised. But it has offered at least two valuable lessons for ambitious executives tempted onto the acquisition path by post-crisis, “once-in-a-lifetime” deals.

Web round-up: Reaction to FSA’s bank regulation proposals

March 18, 2009

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has published a blueprint for a shake-up of global banking regulations aimed at preventing a repeat of the current financial crisis. The report, authored by FSA Chairman Adair Turner, recommends an increase in banks’ minimum capital requirements, closer regulation of hedge funds as well as proposals to stop banks lending too much during boom years and measures to restrict the ability of banks to take excessive risks.