Dodd-Frank rules take aim at brokers pushing muni rate swaps for bigger payday
The US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) has launched an investigation into financial institutions' underwriting derivatives contracts used by US municipals to finance debt at lower costs....
The municipal bond market in the US is still largely in a state of disarray, well over a year after the collapse of the auction rate securities (ARS) sector, though signs of recovery are visible in the...
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The Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, has been charged with 101 counts including bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud pertaining to the award of lucrative bond transaction and swap agreement servicing contracts in exchange for financial kick-backs,...
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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