John Paulson gets back to his roots as an event driven investor and finds profits in mergers and restructurings in the first quarter while his big bet on gold as a hedge against inflation fails to win...
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LONDON – The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) collateralised debt obligation (CDO) fraud lawsuit against Goldman Sachs had been “from our perspective a pretty straightforward case”,...
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Goldman Sachs fraud allegations show portfolio managers credit selection interests are often not aligned with benefiting CDO note-holders, say lawyers.
Lawyers and other market participants claim Goldman Sachs has a case to answer in dispute over synthetic CDO, after US regulator files complaint against the Wall Street bank. Goldman Sachs has come in for strong criticism over its role in arranging...
Leading US congressmen have added their voices to calls for a comprehensive audit of the bailout of collapsed insurer AIG in 2008, as the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (HOGR) prepares for hearings on the issue tomorrow. Committee...
NEW YORK - Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke and former Treasury secretary Hank Paulson are at the centre of an investigation by New York attorney-general Andrew Cuomo into the Fed-brokered takeover of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America (BoA)....
Outgoing US Treasury secretary Henry Paulson closed the door to US government purchases of illiquid mortgage-backed securities under the $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program (Tarp) on November 12. The decision had an immediate impact on the Markit...
US President-elect Barack Obama has officially named Timothy Geithner, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as his appointee for US Treasury secretary.
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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