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Sunday 20 May 2012

Is Insider Trading Part of the Fabric?

Bankers are still in the news for malpractice, can they amend themselves?

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Sunday 14 February 2010

short term profits

Wall St. helped Greece to mask debt... Regulation is blocked in Congress... and the population want services for free. Where do you start a reform?

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Saturday 28 November 2009


Governments pledged financial reform. Where is it?

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Saturday 7 November 2009

year end approaching: bonus time?

The (now) Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments has published a "position paper" on the core principles for a bonus policy.

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Tuesday 15 September 2009

G20 - Part VIII: a cap on compensation?

In spite of the outrage, limiting compensation for bankers will be hard. The question is: on which ground do you select the population having compensation cap vs. the population not having them? This is not just a pedantic question.

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Sunday 13 September 2009

G20 - Part VII: reforming capital requirements

Increasing the capital requirements for banks seems a good idea and is favoured by both the U.S. and the U.K. It might be laughable, given "Basel II" is not applied hence previous improvements to capital rules have not been reality-checked yet. The main worry though simply comes from the fact that changing the rules is riskier than it seems.

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Wednesday 15 April 2009

Les ventes à découvert et leur caricature

ou petit rappel sur la valeur d'usage des investissements

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Wednesday 18 March 2009

G20 summit - Part V

The next summit is planned to propose regulatory lessons from the crisis. Ideas took some time to appear in the open, however two recent reports in Europe might constitute a base for future discussion.

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Wednesday 4 March 2009

sommet du G20 - partie IV

Réglementation saine? Plus de réglementation? Réforme des institutions? Le G20 a un problème sérieux: redonner confiance aux marchés par un changement de lois, quand les lois n'ont pas rempli leur rôle.

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Saturday 14 February 2009

Regulating Credit markets

Different ideas were floated regarding new regulation on Credit markets, notably Credit Default Swaps. A few ideas do not sustain close scrutiny.

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Wednesday 17 December 2008

G20 summit - Part III

Mitigating against pro-cyclicality in regulatory policy: accounting standard FAS 157 on fair value measurements. 

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Friday 5 December 2008

sommet G20 - partie II

Plusieurs raisons ont été données pour justifier la crise financière présente, à tord... Certains points, caricaturaux s'il s'agit d'expliquer la crise, appellent néanmoins de vraies réformes. Une société peut-elle réellement fonctionner sans un minimum de justice sociale ?

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Thursday 4 December 2008

sommet G20 - partie I

Le G20 a déclaré, à l'issue du sommet sur les marchés financiers et l'économie mondiale, avoir trouvé des principes communs concernant la réforme des marchés financiers.

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