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Bob Dannhauser, CFA

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Biography

Bob Dannhauser, CFA, is head of global private wealth management at CFA Institute.

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Big Banks, Big Risks

When Washington policy wonks and Wall Street high-finance geeks get together, it’s no surprise that the discussion quickly devolves into acronyms and esoterica that make often complicated issues even less approachable.  So a READ MORE ›

Transatlantic Coordination of Systemic Risk Management

CFA Institute sponsored a symposium in March produced by the Harvard Law School Program on International Financial Systems which convened senior bankers, investors, regulators, and academics to discuss regulation of derivatives, cross-border resolution of… READ MORE ›

A New Global Financial Architecture: Stalled

In the current issue of Foreign Affairs, Ian Bremmer and Nouriel Roubini paint a pessimistic picture of potential global coordination of financial services regulation. As they put it, “… the process of creating a new international financial… READ MORE ›

The Company Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks

The Financial Times brings news this week of the chilling practice of corporate retaliation against securities analysts who are negative on a company’s prospects. The FT story is similar to anecdotes we hear from CFA Institute members… READ MORE ›

Stress-Free Stress Tests

ProPublica’s Jesse Eisinger has an interesting piece out on the latest round of “stress tests” required by the Federal Reserve. The Fed won plaudits for its handling of stress testing of… READ MORE ›

A Higher Duty: SEC Concludes Study of Fiduciary Obligations

After months of anticipation, staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released their long-awaited study of the obligations of those who provide investment advice to retail investors, as mandated by the… READ MORE ›

Never Mind the PCAOB, Here Comes the Martin Act train

News of New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s decision to file a civil lawsuit against Ernst and Young LLP for its role as auditor to Lehman Brothers is just the latest crack to develop in the… READ MORE ›

Academic or Economic Reality?

We sometimes hear criticisms of our position on fair value accounting that suggest we’re taking an academic view of things with dubious relevance to economic reality. Interesting, then, to read Jack Cieselski’s analysis… READ MORE ›

Beyond Independence

Add this to the list of lessons learned from the financial crisis: Boards of directors often have trouble standing up for shareowner interests. Balancing knowledge of the business with a degree of independence from the… READ MORE ›

Audit Firms Get Their Grades

Check out the latest accounting industry score card (PDF) from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the U.S. regulator of accounting firms, which looked at the performance of such firms during the… READ MORE ›

Tough Medicine to Swallow?

The European Commission released a new consultation today on credit ratings agencies, continuing the post-crisis reform trajectory that began with the “CRA Regulation” (Regulation EC 1060/2009) which comes into full effect next month…. READ MORE ›



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