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Restoring Trust

I had the privilege on Thursday of being in the audience in Toronto at the Canadian Club’s luncheon speaker presentation, in which Margaret Franklin, CFA, chair of the CFA Institute Board of Governors, gave a candid assessment of investor… READ MORE ›

Speakers on the Web: Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers is an author, financial commentator, and international investor who has set three Guinness World Records.

Talks Are Open, but America is Still Shut Down

Editor’s note: the daily Linkfest is experimenting with new formats, coincident with the relaunch of Streeteye, the front page of the internet for serious investors. We’d love your feedback! Tweet @Streeteye or comment below if you have… READ MORE ›

A New Year’s Greeting from the Road

As I wrap up meetings with CFA Institute members here in India, many of my conversations have centered around investor trust and confidence in capital markets. This is especially apt given the local headlines about the fraud… READ MORE ›

Now a Message from the “We Hate Wall Street” Coalition

A series of radio ads highly critical of Wall Street pay began airing this week in New York City. The radio spots —  which lament that bankers, brokers, and money managers… READ MORE ›

Credit Rating Agencies: Call the Amnesia Hotline

Is it just me, or have credit rating agencies (CRAs) lapsed right back into their old habits? Once upon a time — 4,000 Dow points ago — we at CFA… 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 ›

Speakers in the News: Andrew Smithers

In a recent opinion piece in Financial News, Andrew Smithers criticizes the U.S. Federal Reserve and says that private sector debt is a long-term problem that poses a serious threat to the world economy.

Smithers, chairman of Smithers… READ MORE ›

Historical Blind Spots

It was during the implosion of Enron and hundreds of dot-com and telecom bubble companies a decade ago that accountancy became the “in” profession on the dinner-party circuit. Formerly staid CPAs regaled guests, young and old alike, with their… 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 ›