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News and original analysis on the finance and accounting sectors.
Senator Susan Collins

Trumps taps Clarida, Bowman for Fed, Trouble in the tea leaves, BAML flirts with Collins floor, the Blackstone-BlackRock divide, and logo fun at VW

JPMorgan Chase

The inconvenient truth about JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank still has problems, Big Banks lobby against Big Tech, And what do Wells Fargo customers have in common with gun owners?

Mick Mulvaney

Hot tip from Lloyd Blankfein, The BIS on macroprudential policy coordination, Trouble ahead for leveraged loans, And if financial regulation ain't broke - don't fix it.

Gianluigi Buffon

Mnuchin stood firm on Russia's debt, JPMorgan Chase pulled switcheroo on Bitcoin investors, Boehner trolled Ryan, Tett did some good, and Juventus got robbed.

Consolidated Audit Trail

Broadridge's David Campbell offers tips to help firms navigating the Consolidated Audit Trail.


Cryptocurrencies and cheap energy, IOSCO and CPMI dissect CCP stress testing, Ant hsa gotten big, these days of strategic economic warfare, Liverpool rolls and Barca chokes


Money and guns, regulatory two-step in DC, a possible trade war winner, and the future of fake news.

Steven Mnuchin

Surely Mnuchin is joking, Wells Fargo and karma, BoE's Carney talks climate change, Dow takes another tumble, and Tiger lives dangerously ... again.

Jamie Dimon

Dimon says a whole lotta nuthin, Equities arms race ... sort of, Wells Fargo at it again, HSBC's worst enemy nabbed in Spain, and What's in a name?


Trump holds true on tariffs, US Chamber soft sells Amazon support, Big tech and investment advice, money and guns, and Liverpool and Barca roll.

Sheryl Sandberg

Spotify and millennials, presidents picking winners and losers, failing up, consumer lending, and the Sandberg Silence

John Thain

John Thain is baaaaaaaack, PIMCO on risk-retention rules, the family that is trying to give back $8 billion, and go Ramblers!


Trust issues for banks, a game of tears versus fines for bankers, and the elephant in the chat room.

John Deere

Playing fast and loose with flash crashes, the FCA's slow roll, Zuck says a whole lotta nothin, John Deere caught in headlights, and FS-ISAC urges Patriot Act update

Mark Zuckerberg

FinReg sausage making, BoE with a deft touch, Cobalt comes to the fore, and where for art thou, Mark Zuckerberg?