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“One last thing before I go…”: This retirement speech by James Kidney, a former trial lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission, made waves this week for the shots he takes at the sometimes sheepish leadership at the Commission and revolving door ambitions of some staffers. “The revolving door is a very serious problem.[…] Continue Reading »

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Hedge funds run by women outperform industry index: In recent years, female hedge fund managers have delivered significantly better turns for clients than hedge funds as a whole, according to a report by the consulting firm Rothstein Kass. During a period of 6.5 years ending in June 2013, an index measuring the performance of female alternative investment managers gained 6% while an index of the overall performance of hedge funds declined 1.1%.[…] Continue Reading »

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M.I.T. economist dissects financial innovation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Alp Simsek has published a new paper that challenges the view that financial innovation reduces risk. “Financial innovation might be good for other reasons, but this general kind of belief that it reduces the risks in the economy is not right,” Simsek explains.[…] Continue Reading »

Jonathan Jachym is the Executive Director of Government Relations for CME Group. Based in London, Jachym has interacted with regulators in the the U.S., UK and Brussels on various financial regulatory reform issues. SmartBrief sat down with Jachym on the sidelines of this week’s International Derivatives Expo in London, where he spoke on a panel entitled “What Europeans Need to Know About U.S.[…] Continue Reading »

The U.S. is on the right track with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s expected-loss model, Tim Bush of Pensions and Investment Research Consultants writes in Financial News: “It is time for the [International Accounting Standards Board] to match the lead taken by the US and deliver accounting rules which help, not hinder, the accurate reflection of the recoverable amount of loans.[…] Continue Reading »