SEC Creates New Office of Risk Assessment
SEC created new Office of Risk Assessment to help provide data-driven risk assessment tools and models to support a wide range of SEC activities.
The Biggest Lie of the New Century
The claim that bank executives did nothing illegal during the financial crisis is simply implausible if not laughable, Barry Ritholtz writes.
Clients Less Anxious but Risk Aversion Is Rising, Advisors Say
Advisors say client anxiety has abated, but they see a big increase in risk aversion in the next year, a Hartford Funds survey says.
What Would Scottish Secession Mean for Investors?
Moshe Milevsky, Niall Ferguson and Axel Merk comment on the economic damage, as well as potential investor opportunity, implied by Scotland's independence vote.
Senate Bill Targets ‘Earnings Stripping’ by Corporate Inverters
“This bill curtails the incentive for companies to use shady accounting gimmicks to avoid paying their U.S. tax obligations," says Sen. Schumer, one sponsor.
12 Best & Worst Broker-Dealers: Q2 Earnings, 2014
Some of Wall Street’s major players still struggle with litigation expenses; many are finding ways to further boost their wealth results.
Wealthy Investors Gung-Ho on Economy, Their Portfolios: Morgan Stanley
The Investor Pulse Poll also showed that high-net-worth couples are collaborating on big financial decisions such as retirement.
Morgan Stanley Channels Weird Al to Raise Stock Market Forecast
In a report that reads as if Weird Al Yankovic had become a market strategist, Morgan Stanley announces an increase in its 12-month S&P forecast.
ICI Welcomes New SEC Rules on Funds, Asset Managers
“Any risks that may arise in asset management are best addressed by the SEC,” says ICI's Paul Schott Stevens.
With BlackRock Exit, Who Will Fill Target-Date ETF Void?
ETF expert Ron DeLegge predicts Schwab market entry; meanwhile Ron Surz enters the marketplace with a loss-avoidant product.