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2009 Capital Markets Summit: The US Chamber of Commerce

The US Chamber of Commerce put together a very ambitious agenda and stellar group of panelists in Washington DC on March 11, 2009. The conference, subtitled, “Restoring Confidence in the U.S. Capital Markets: From Main Street to Wall Street,” had several newsworthy moments including live coverage of their keynote luncheon speaker, Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase.

The Big 4 And Pending Litigation – Can They Fight The Law And Win?

In preparation for something else, I attempted to do a quick summary of the pending litigation against the Big 4.

It’s not easy.

Running At You – The Much Feared “Shorts”

Interesting article today in a publication I receive on line called Hedgeworld (Registration required, with special benefits for membership). Short sellers are certainly on the mind of the business executive on the other side of their acumen. (My bias is showing, I know.) And the SEC has parachuted in to help their beloved business executives […]

Good Riddance

Picture Source Paul S. Atkins, one of three Republican members of the Securities and Exchange Commission, said on Monday that he would leave the agency after his term ends next month. Mr. Atkins, widely considered the most conservative member of the S.E.C. in recent years with the strongest free-market bent, was appointed by President Bush […]

Oh! How The Mighty Have Fallen – Update On Auditors And Their Banking Clients

Picture Source Back in November, I wrote about the imperial bankers and the impending doom and gloom that permeated the market. I warned that the CEOs and their Big 4 buddies should be nervous, too.   The Big 4 are now inextricably tied to their clients’ fortunes. Lawsuits are flying fast and furious as soon […]

Is It Financial Expertise or New Blood That’s Improving Boards?

—–Original Message—–From: Roman Weil [mailto:roman.weil@chicagogsb.edu] Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 12:27 AM To: Ms. X Cc: dcoates@gsb.uchicago.eduSubject: Doug: This is Ms. X, (the commenter from last night), who had that clever insight about its being independence, not literacy, driving our results. She wants to be in touch with us. Ms. X: You are terrific. many […]

Incentive Compensation – The Next Options Backdating

What do Home Depot, Computer Associates (CA) and the Diocese of Rockville Center, NY have in common? Strangely enough, they all have a connection to the ongoing lawsuits to reclaim the $139.5m payment Richard Grasso received in 2003 for his eight years as chairman of the New York Stock Exchange. There are players in common, […]