Findings in a recently published academic research paper align with our member survey results, and support IASB and FASB proposals to update their lease accounting standards.
This podcast covers the Johnson-Crapo mortgage finance reform bill, OTC derivatives, systemic risk associated with central clearinghouses, and an overview credit rating agencies.
The drama now playing out in the LIBOR-fixing scandal appears to catching stride. I ran across an excellent New York Times DealBook post recapping the state of play and what large banks, I think sixteen in total, are likely to encounter in the weeks and months ahead as the grip of regulatory reckoning fully takes hold.
Looked at through the lens of action cinema, there is almost enough intrigue and drama in the last four years of SEC oversight to launch a new movie series. Never before in our history has this agency, so critical to markets and investor protection, been as tested to its limits as it has since 2008.
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 ›
The news from Standard & Poor’s on Friday evening reverberated during the weekend in financial and political circles throughout the world. Having decided that insufficient progress had been made in righting the substance and process of U.S. fiscal health,… READ MORE ›
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