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Analysis: They're back! Yield hunt pushes funds into CLOs, CDOs  

September 30, 2012

(Reuters) - Fund managers are increasingly eyeing riskier exotic assets, some of which haven't been in fashion since the financial crisis, as yields on traditional investments get close to rock bottom.


Wall Street: Leaner and meaner  

September 30, 2012

When Jamie Forese started out at Salomon Brothers in 1985, being an investment banker was not a guaranteed ticket to riches. “A career on Wall Street was considered a stable income, same as a lawyer, a doctor, an accountant,” he recalls.


Fred Alger fails to end whistleblower case over firing  

September 28, 2012

Sept 27 (Reuters) - Fred Alger Management Inc failed on Thursday to win dismissal of a whistleblower lawsuit by a former portfolio manager who said she was fired in retaliation for protesting that the money manager's trading policy benefited colleagues at her expense.


Fed's George slams Dodd-Frank reform, says too complex  

September 28, 2012

(Reuters) - A senior Federal Reserve official on Friday criticized major U.S. reforms designed to avoid a repeat of the devastating 2008 financial crisis, saying they failed to address industry weaknesses and could make matters worse the next time around.


Court Blocks Dodd-Frank Curbs on Derivatives Speculation  

September 28, 2012

U.S. efforts to curb speculative derivatives trading in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis were blocked by a federal judge, who ruled that regulators botched the process used to put new limits in place.


Judge Strikes Down a Dodd-Frank Trading Rule  

September 28, 2012

Wall Street posted another victory in the battle over regulation on Friday after a federal judge struck down a central piece of the Obama administration’s financial overhaul.


Court Delivers Loss for Dodd-Frank  

September 28, 2012

A U.S. judge handed an 11th-hour victory to Wall Street's biggest commodity traders on Friday, knocking back tough new regulations that would have cracked down on speculation in energy, grain and metal markets.


UPDATE 3-US court throws out landmark commodity trading crackdown  

September 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge knocked back on Friday tough new rules to clamp down on excessive speculation in commodity markets, handing an 11th-hour victory to Wall Street's biggest banks and angering lawmakers concerned about high prices for gasoline and other raw materials.


Bank Liquidity Rules Could Curb Corporate Credit  

September 28, 2012

Rules on liquidity levels set by the Basel III framework for bank capital could curtail banks’ appetite for underwriting lines of credit for companies. So says a recent panel of bankers and risk managers brought together by research firm CreditSights and regulators in the United States and Europe.


NAB says subprime lending not going on  

September 27, 2012

THE National Australia Bank's finance chief has dismissed central bank fears about a potential rise in high risk loans, saying access to credit would remain tight for the rest of the decade.

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