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News and original analysis on the finance and accounting sectors.
Steven Mnuchin at the Milken Institute Global Conference

Day 1 at the Milken Institute Global Conference

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association is preparing for testing of its digital Common Domain Model, aimed at enhancing automation and efficiency in the industry.

Jeff Bezos Amazon

Synthetically securing my palm to my forehead, Achtung Deutsche Bank, Mark and Mario to the rescue, and Jeff Bezos steers clear of politics.

Oleg Deripaska Rusal

Labor Department joins the Wells Fargo party, Deutsche Bank cut jobs, De-REITing is a thing, and does Basel III need to slow its roll?

Basel Committee Bill Coen

Basel Committee's Coen talks market reforms, Mick Mulvaney broke the number one rule of bribery, Tom Brady goes VC route, and Bank of America talks guns.

A paper from the the International Swaps and Derivatives Association recommends the liquidation horizon for noncleared derivatives be based on position size in relation to an asset's market depth.

Mohamed Salah

CME Group on the economics of Bitcoin, traders flock to the close, the evolution of ISDA, PIMCO's inspired real estate choices, and Mo Salah is magisterial.

ISDA Wall Street

ISDA kicks off 33rd Annual General Meeting with release of Future of Derivatives survey results.

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Trading Desk DTCC

DTCC calls for more work from industry to advance OTC derivatives standards, data collection methods.

Border Wall

US-Mexico tensions set to spike, Wells Fargo has a leaker, Main Street preps for LIBOR changes, and is better regulation needed for ETFs?


Wells Fargo gets dinged, HSBC gets greener, Jes Staley skates, Arsene Wenger walks, and Avicii is gone.

Al Gore

Al Gore laughs last on sustainable investing, banks forget the Warren Rule, regulators diss coco bonds, money and guns, and how to lose a half-billion dollar yacht in a divorce.

Southwest Airlines

VIX manipulation speculation re-ignites, cryptocurrencies and the MOS problem, UBS and Credit Suisse lead the way, A cool head in the clouds, and is housing still a wise investment?

San Francisco

#MeToo on Wall Street, geopolitical risks abound, Mnuchin does more Trumpsplaining, and how discrimination remains a grey area for a certain distinguished gentleman from Kentucky.