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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 ›

Critics of Financial Reform Sing Same Tired Tune

Yale Law Professor Jonathan Macey’s tired lament in the Wall Street Journal about his perceived shortcomings of U.S. financial regulation is, well, tiresome.If you will recall, this was the mantra du jour… READ MORE ›

Speakers in the News: Willem Buiter

Earlier this month, Citi chief economist Willem Buiter, an annual conference speaker, issued a research memo about the euro zone debt crisis.

Buiter’s memo warns that while the U.S.-led rise in global bond yields has commanded the attention of the… READ MORE ›

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 ›