One of my favorite journalists makes the case that the Swiss central bank is a hedge fund with a small country appended to it. In the modern era of international finance, even supposedly neutral players, like central bankers, have hedge fund-like qualities. In the U.S. the too-big-to-fail banks with their proprietary trading desks are essentially depositer funded hedge funds. When that fails, then they are insured by taxpayers.
Jason Voss, CFA, is a content director at CFA Institute, where he tirelessly focuses on improving the ability of investors to better serve end clients. He is the author of the Foreword Reviews Business Book of the Year Finalist, The Intuitive Investor. Jason also ran a successful blog titled What My Intuition Tells Me Now. Previously, Voss was a portfolio manager at Davis Selected Advisers, L.P., where he co-managed the Davis Appreciation and Income Fund. He holds a BA in economics and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Colorado.
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Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton told the House Financial Services Committee that the agency may extend the deadline for submitting comments on its proposed standard for financial advice beyond the customary 90 days. Clayton said he would decide about extending the Aug. 7 deadline "in August." ThinkAdvisor (free registration) (21 Jun.)
The US Supreme Court has ruled in a 7-2 decision the way the Securities and Exchange Commission appoints administrative law judges is unconstitutional. The SEC employs five administrative law judges, but the ruling might have ramifications for almost 2,000 fellow judges, who consider issues such as patent disputes and trade matters. Reuters (21 Jun.)
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