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In-house [Im]Prop[er] Trading: Proceed with Caution

May 29th, 2014 | Filed under:

Guest columnist Ginger Szala looks at the conflicts of interest in trading. Read More


The Volcker Rule and a Trade Gone Wrong

May 21st, 2012 | Filed under: Institutional Investing, Regulatory

The case in favor of the Volcker rule has long been that the line between speculation on the one hand and hedging on the other is a fairly clear one, that reasonable people “know it when they see it,” and that accordingly it is perfectly plausible to prohibit banks from engaging in the one when encouraging them to engage in the other. But recent news concerning JPMorgan sharply challenges this notion. Read More


The Volcker Rule: Return of the Fabulous Fab

Feb 20th, 2012 | Filed under: Regulatory

Because of the furor over ABACUS and analogous transactions, the legislative mandate of the Volcker rule came to include a section 619, telling the SEC to ban underwriters or sponsors of asset-backed securities from engaging “in any transaction that would involve or result in any material conflict of interest with respect to any investor in a transaction arising out of such activity.” On Monday, February 13, the final day for comment on the proposed rule, some of the more fascinating comments spoke to this issue. Read More


Elephant in the Room: Washington’s giant hedge fund.

Feb 24th, 2010 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends

Strain really hard and the IMF's recent announcements on commodities and gold almost appear as if they're talking up the markets ahead of deploying some sort of massive carry trade. Read More