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December 8, 2015 How Futures Markets View Rate Hikes

Source: Seeking Alpha

With each coming day, the Federal Reserve raising "rates" from 0.25% to 0.50% on December 16th seems more and more probable. But those with billions of dollars on the line typically don't like to make big bets on what seems...

November 25, 2015 CalPERS shared $3.4 bln in private equity profits over 25 years

Source: Reuters

The nation's largest public pension, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, said on Tuesday that it had paid $3.4 billion to private equity firms in profit-sharing over the past 25 years - a big step to opening the...

September 16, 2015 More bloodletting to come for European bankers

The Irish Times - The diverging fortunes of European and US banks is reflected in their share performance. The STOXX 600 Banks Index declined 1.5 per cent since the end of 2010, compared with a 39 per cent gain in the KBW Bank...

September 9, 2015 Interest rate rise: Redemption at last for banks?


Whisper it quietly (especially if you are in the company of politicians or regulators) but banks are finally starting to find life a little easier. The pace of regulatory change is easing, the worst of the misconduct fines seem...

September 3, 2015 Banks should not be able to game accounting rules


When it comes to banks, bad accounting practices can contribute to financial instability. Booms flatter their measured profitability, which encourages them to take more assets on to their balance sheets. Thus leverage begets more...

September 3, 2015 US Bank Earnings Jumped in 7.3 Percent during Second Quarter: FDIC Says

Source: American Trade Journal

US banks’ earnings jumped by 7.3 percent in the April-June quarter as compared to the same period last year as revenues increased and the volume of secured loans that banks had to write off fell to the lowest level since before...

August 4, 2015 NY regulator faults consultant's bank oversight

Source: Miami Herald

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's financial regulator says it will deny future Promontory Financial Group requests for confidential supervisory information following an investigation into the bank consultant's reports four years...

August 3, 2015 Pot Credit Union in CO sues Federal Reserve and NCUA

Source: National Monitor

The Fourth Corner Credit Union, a financial house created for the pot industry, has filed two lawsuits this week challenging their denied applications by the National Credit Union Administration and the U.S. Federal Reserve

July 21, 2015 Big Banks’ Stress Level Is Rising

Source: Wall Street Journal

Big banks scored a minor regulatory victory Monday. But this may be overshadowed by comments from Federal Reserve officials indicating that annual stress tests could become even more stringent.

July 7, 2015 US Banks Post Detailed Crisis Plans To Avoid Breakup Threat

Source: International Business Times

A dozen of the largest Wall Street banks on Monday published detailed plans to show how they would shut down their business during a crisis without the help of taxpayer money, a crucial step to prevent being broken up by...

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