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How Goldman secretly bet on the U.S. housing crash

In 2006 and 2007, Goldman Sachs Group peddled more than $40 billion in securities backed by at least 200,000 risky home mortgages, but never told the buyers that it also was secretly betting that a sharp drop in U.S. 46 more words


Paul Hastings discusses SEC Proposal to Enhance Reporting by Investment Companies and Investment Advisers

On May 20, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) proposed a set of rules, forms and amendments to that would expand and update certain reporting and disclosure obligations of registered investment companies… 2,378 more words

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The bid for Avon that apparently was not

NEW YORK (AP) — An apparently bogus offer to take over Avon Products that appeared on a regulatory website sent its stock on a wild ride Thursday and raised questions about the security of the online service, a trusted source of news for investors. 687 more words


SEC Rules, Stakeholder Interests, and Cost-Benefit Analysis

The D.C. Circuit’s 2011 decision in Business Roundtable v. SEC , 647 F.3d 1144 (D.C. Cir. 2011) spawned a lot of debate regarding the value of cost-benefit analysis in financial regulation. 1,128 more words

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Orrick discusses In re Polycom and the SEC’s Continued Focus on Internal Controls

Over the past year, the SEC and other regulatory agencies have initiated an increasing number of investigations into companies based on allegations of inadequate internal controls and/or a system for reporting those controls. 586 more words

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Investors pressure oil companies to disclose climate change risk

Investors seek more disclosure
A group of investors representing $1.9 trillion in investments asked regulators last week to force oil and gas companies to provide more disclosures about climate-related risks to their businesses. 589 more words

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Two Audiences, Two Stories: Comparing What Companies Tell Regulators With What They Tell Investors

In 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued guidance that requires companies to tell shareholders how they may be harmed by proposed energy regulations, unless the company determines that the regulation will be unlikely to affect the company. 913 more words

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