Unstructured Finance

Jamie Dimon’s teflon coating

September 6, 2012

By Matthew Goldstein and Jennifer Ablan

Jamie Dimon’s coat of teflon is wearing well, even as the criminal and regulatory investigation into the London Whale trading scandal deepens.

Libore? The real scandal is still CDOs

July 5, 2012

By Matthew Goldstein

There is an opaque financial market where pricing is determined by a cadre of Wall Street banks and private emails show that behind the scenes¬† many in the market don’t even believe in what they are doing.

Suite Scams revisited

March 12, 2012

Virtual offices can be a great cost-saver for a solo attorney, a lone accountant or any other professional who can’t afford the expense¬† of maintaining a separate support staff to run a business. But these outfits, in which a solo professional gets to essentially rent the services of a receptionist, a secretary and conference space, also can provide cover for bad guys bent on doing mischief.

Tyrone Gilliams keeps going and going despite charges

November 19, 2011

By Matthew Goldstein

It’s been an eventful month for hip-hop promoter and commodities trader Tyrone Gilliams, the man federal authorities allege defrauded investors out of at least $5 million.

No comfort for hedgies

May 28, 2011

By Matthew Goldstein

The news that federal investigators had been gathering evidence of potentially improper trading against one of the founders of Loch Capital Management since early 2009 should make some hedge fund managers nervous–especially ones whose funds were big users of expert network firms like Primary Global Research.