Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets

Crystal Detamore

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Crystal Detamore is a communications director at CFA Institute and a former columnist for Entrepreneur magazine.

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Are SEC Enforcement Orders Justified

While a federal appeals court recently rebuffed a judge’s ruling to toss out a controversial fraud settlement with Citigroup, it has reignited a debate over the SEC’s settlement authority.

Eurobonds: A Way out of the Sovereign Debt Crisis?

Agnès Le Thiec, CFA, reflects on the results of the CFA Institute member poll on Eurobonds, including the optimal structure and necessary pre-conditions that would appeal to investors.

From MiFID to UCITS: Overhauling Europe’s Securities Markets

While the Dodd-Frank industry overhaul remains largely stalled in the U.S., Europe’s financial services sector continues to steam ahead with a wide range of regulatory reforms that will significantly reshape the competitive landscape for European asset managers. None is more important than the review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, or MiFID II.

Interview: Pessimism Mars Outlook for Equities

In a recent interview with Canada’s BNN, Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, director of capital markets policy at CFA Institute, recaps the 2012 Global Market Sentiment Survey. He covers the outlook for equities, the sovereign debt crisis, and… READ MORE ›

Credit Rating Agencies and Their Credibility Problem

When the dust cleared after the worldwide financial crisis, credit rating agencies (CRAs) emerged in some quarters as Public Enemy No. 1 for masking the risk of mortgage-related securities leading up to meltdown. Although we’re concerned that selective… READ MORE ›

Interview: Transparency Reform in Bond Markets

Rhodri Preece, CFA, director of capital markets policy, and James Allen, CFA, head of capital markets policy, discuss the state of transparency in bond markets and the potential for increased transparency in Europe under revisions to the… READ MORE ›

Piling on Against Dodd-Frank

As reported by Jean Eaglesham in the Wall Street Journal, the fight over Dodd-Frank is shifting to the courts as business groups weigh lawsuits aimed at blocking parts of the sweeping financial reform… READ MORE ›

What Lies ahead for Derivatives Reform?

One year after Congress ordered a crackdown on the opaque derivatives market as part of the sweeping Dodd-Frank Act, the road to reform has been a bumpy one.
From protests from the banking industry, special interest… READ MORE ›

Reaching out on Regulatory Reform

The Dodd-Frank Act was one of the most ambitious pieces of financial services legislation ever enacted.  And nearly one year later, the landmark legislation is plagued by setbacks.  On the one hand, these setbacks delay rules… READ MORE ›

Still Too Big to Fail?

HBO recently broadcast “Too Big to Fail,” the film adaptation of New York Times writer Andrew Ross Sorkin’s book of the same name. It’s a gripping recount of the 2008 meltdown — from the collapse of Bear… READ MORE ›

Preparing CD&A for “Say on Pay”

Just in time for the 2011 proxy season — and the Dodd-Frank mandated “say-on-pay” rules — CFA Institute has released the Compensation Discussion and Analysis Template (PDF). Based on input from issuer and… READ MORE ›

Secret Society: Business as Usual for Derivatives

When the near-collapse of the global financial system in 2008 led to widespread calls for regulatory reform, much of the outcry was over derivatives—a major culprit in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression…. READ MORE ›

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