Tag Archives: FDIC

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed: FIRREA Fires Back

5 Financial News Stories

This week: FIRREA , Liquidity Coverage Ratio, Basel III, Bitcoin, Elizabeth Warren, SEC, FDIC, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and more. Continue reading →

FDIC Lawsuits Peak?

FDIC Lawsuits: 2010-2012

FDIC lawsuits are a lagging indicator.  That is to say, the number of FDIC actions against officers and directors of failed institutions will only peak long after the number of bank failures have already started to decline.  How much do … Continue reading →

Motherhood and Apple Pie but Who’s Cooking?

FDIC-Building

A basic principle underlying the use of director and officer (D&O) liability insurance is that financial institutions (as well as depositors and shareholders) are best served by knowledgeable directors and officers who make carefully considered strategic risk decisions on behalf … Continue reading →

Five Free Tools – Financial Websites You Might Not be Using

MarketWatch: Map of the Market

There are plenty of great websites with financial news and market data. Most people are familiar with Bloomberg.com, WSJ.com, MarketWatch.com and dozens of others. But finding additional online tools is always welcome. Continue reading →

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed: Fannie Freddie Foes Fight Back

5 Financial News Stories

Here are news stories from the week that were easy to miss, but may have some lasting impact. Continue reading →

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed: Wakey-wakey

5 Financial News Stories

This week in financial news: Ponzi schemes, flood insurance, and a surprising electronic twist in Cyprus. Continue reading →

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed: The Other Shoe

5 Financial News Stories

This week: FDIC takes action, legal insider trading, Germany and the Volcker Rule, Norges Bank Investment Management, and waiting for other mortgage shoe to drop, Continue reading →

Financial Stories You Might Have Missed – And a Note of Irony

A New Class of Exports – Class Action Goes International Countries export when they have a surplus.  Japan produces cars.  France produces wine. America, well, America produces lawyers. In the last 12 years the number of countries that allow class actions … Continue reading →

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed – With Another Iceland Phenomenon

Bjork in 2012

1. Nada De Novo ~ Not a Single New Bank in 2011 While banks continue to fail at an alarming rate (12 just since the beginning of this year), an even more disturbing revelation came to light this week: 2011 … Continue reading →

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed – With a New England Win

This week: Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Lloyds Banking, Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Bo Brownstein, Amro Holding--and a player to be named later. Continue reading →