UBS Is Having Its Best Day in Years
Profit doubled last quarter for the Swiss bank, and wealth-management Americas' earnings rose close to 5%.
Algorithms Will Make JPMorgan Less Bad
JPMorgan is using algorithms "to identify rogue employees" to minimize costs and maximize ROE (and bonuses). That happens to coincide with regulatory goals.
HSBC List Shows Putin Allies, Drug Lords Used Swiss Secrecy
The private-banking unit of HSBC profited for years handling secret accounts whose holders included drug cartels, arms dealers and fugitives, says a report released Sunday.
U.S. Bond Sentiment Worst Since Disastrous ’09
Experts say 10-year yields could top 3% in 2015, twice the level forecast for 2014.
Qatar’s New Diversification Fund Attracts Investors
If ever there were an example of investing internationally to reap the benefits of diversification, perhaps Qatar’s new venture is a shining example.
SEC Split on Including Brokerages in Trading Safeguards
Rules meant to prevent automated trading system breakdowns should be expanded to include brokerages that match orders away from regulated exchanges, two SEC members say.
BofA to Pay $16.65 Billion to End U.S. Mortgage Probes
The settlement, which includes $7 billion in consumer relief and a $5 billion penalty, is the harshest penalty yet related to the 2008 financial crisis.
SEC Enforcement: Advisor Barred for Hiding Astrology-Based Investment Strategy
Meanwhile, the SEC charged a California-based securities salesman for selling millions of dollars in oil-and-gas investments without being registered.
Criminal Charges Against Banks Risk Sparking Crisis
Even a threat of a hearing may prompt clients to "lose confidence" in an institution and even "cause a run" on a bank, one expert says.
Wall Street Bond Dealers Whipsawed on Bearish Treasuries Bet
Betting against U.S. government debt this year is turning out to be a fool’s errand. Just ask Wall Street’s biggest bond dealers.