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September 27, 2011 S.E.C. Weighs Action Against Standard & Poor’s

Source: NY Times

Standard & Poor’s, the ratings agency, is under investigation for a complex mortgage security called Delphinus that was issued in 2007 just as the housing market began to collapse, according to a financial filing by the company’s...

September 25, 2011 New UBS boss seeks fresh start after trading scandal

Source: Reuters

The new interim boss of UBS faced a daunting task on Sunday as he tries to get the Swiss bank back on its feet after Oswald Gruebel quit as chief executive over the $2.3 billion loss it ran up in alleged rogue trading.

September 23, 2011 Pope: Italy needs an ethical 'renewal'

Source: Telegraph.co.uk

The Pope called for a "renewal" of ethics in Italy as he left for a visit to Germany, in what was interpreted as a coded attack on the scandals engulfing Silvio Berlusconi and his government.

September 22, 2011 UBS Scandal Polarizes Opinions On What Went Wrong

Source: Wall Street and Technology

UBS's $ 2.3 billion loss from a rogue trading scandal is polarizing opinions about what went majorly wrong at the revered Swiss bank. For some, primarily UBS's CEO, it's no one's fault but 31-year-old trader Kweku Adoboli, who...

September 22, 2011 Church investors raise concerns over London Olympics

Source: efinancial news

It has $3.6bn under management and does a fair amount of corporate activism. The project is also backed by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a broader US Christian coalition that speaks for investors ... > 1862

September 22, 2011 S.E.C. Hid Its Lawyer’s Madoff Ties

Source: NY Times

After Bernard L. Madoff’s giant Ponzi scheme was revealed, the Securities and Exchange Commission went to great lengths to make sure that none of its employees working on the case posed a conflict of interest, barring anyone who...

September 21, 2011 UBS Chief Gruebel Faces Board in Singapore

Source: Bloomberg

Oswald Gruebel, chief executive officer of UBS AG (UBSN), may face pressure to cut risk and shrink the investment bank when the board meets in Singapore today, less than a week after a $2.3 billion loss from unauthorized trading....

September 20, 2011 Ethics, ethics everywhere: A day in the life of Canadian Business

Source: Canadian Business

As a professor, I always make a point of emphasizing to my students that ethics, far from being a niche topic, is actually pervasive in business. Ethics is what differentiates commerce from crime, but commerce also raises lots of...

September 20, 2011 SEC Probes Firms for Trades Before U.S. Rate Cut: Report

Source: The Street

NEW YORK -- Securities regulators have sent subpoenas to hedge funds and other firms as they probe possible insider trading before the U.S. government's long-term credit rating was cut last month, The Wall Street Journal...

September 20, 2011 The Amish Bernie Madoff?

Source: Business Insider

An Amish man who promised guaranteed investment returns to thousands of Amish families actually lost half the money, and covered up the losses using a Ponzi scheme that ran for more than a decade, according to a lawsuit filed...

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