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Section 413(b) of Title IV of the Dodd-Frank Act allows the SEC to evaluate the current definition of “accredited investor,” which has been in place since 1982, and to revisit the issue at four year intervals. 393 more words


Shilling: Big Banks Shift to Lower Gear | The Big Picture

Gary Shilling describes how US regulators are getting tough with big banks:


Like unscrambling an egg, it’s hard to envision how big banks with many, many activities could be split up.

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US & Canada

Fourth Anniversary of Dodd-Frank

This July marks the fourth year since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”). With the anniversary comes much debate surrounding the effects of the legislation and whether increased regulatory oversight is necessary.   282 more words

Investment Advisers

Asiatic derivative OTC markets, toward a marginalization of the US big players?

OTC markets amount for  693 trillions dollars yearly in transactions; after the last crisis, this colossal market known  for its long-date shadiness has drawn the  attention of the regulators. 870 more words

Financial Regulation

Did the Other Shoe Just Drop? Big Banks Hit with Monster $250 Billion Lawsuit in Housing Crisis

For years, homeowners have been battling Wall Street in an attempt to recover some portion of their massive losses from the housing Ponzi scheme. But progress has been slow, as they have been outgunned and out-spent by the banking titans. 1,219 more words

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Eurosif’s 2012 Procurement Report: Investors Increasingly Auditing Supply Chain Sustainability

An interview with François Passant, Executive Director of Eurosif, the European Sustainable Investment Forum

What are the critical points investors should know about this report? 979 more words


Terra Capital's Bruce Batkin: An Exit Strategy for Every Loan

Bruce Batkin and his colleagues at Terra Capital Partners are “not loan to own,” the seasoned mezzanine lender says emphatically, using the industry-speak for firms that lend with the hope of taking control of a property. 1,931 more words