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July 2012

Christopher B. Tobe Killed a Hedge Fund

July 31, 2012 Comments (0)

In a curious addition to the SSRN Research Library, this white paper by Christopher B. Tobe tells the story of the author's legal wranglings with the hedge fund, Arrowhawk Capital Partners and $14bn Public Pension Plan, Kentucky Retirement Systems.
Get the paper, I Killed a Hedge Fund
I killed a Hedge Fund because I felt I had to as a Fiduciary for a $14 billion Public Pension Plan. This fund Arrowhawk Capital Partners was conceived in corruption, and that, along with its mediocre...

MoneyScience Digest - 28/07/12

July 28, 2012 Comments (0)

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Appropriate enough for today - Olympic Economics: 20 Papers on Economics and the Olympic Games -
Investing in karma
Video - Inside Job, the Documentary 
Behavioural Finance Library: Papers and Research at MoneyScience
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FIA European Principal Traders Association Market Integrity Framework: Best Practices to Preserve Market Integrity

July 27, 2012 Comments (0)

As part of ongoing efforts to safeguard market integrity, FIA European Principal Traders Association today published a set of best practices to help principal trading firms prevent market manipulation and reduce risks.
“Technological progress has transformed the trading landscape in recent years. These changes have brought substantial efficiencies and other benefits to the market, but they have also introduced new sources of risks to the markets," FIA EPTA chairman Remco Lenterman said....

Statement of the INET Council on the Euro Crisis - Breaking the Deadlock: A Path Out of the Crisis

July 25, 2012 Comments (0)

Europe is on the threshold of catastrophe. The euro zone’s fault lines are readily apparent and the interaction between markets, inadequate institutions, and the unsustainable political conditions in many countries is driving the European economy toward depression and the euro zone toward disintegration.
It is with a sense of urgency and a desire to overcome these dangerous conditions that The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) sponsored the formation of the INET Council on the...

Firms with political ties may be bad investment

July 23, 2012 Comments (0)

Study suggests politically connected companies with excess cash holdings may be putting political interests before profitability
It may pay to invest, but it might be worth more to invest in companies that do not have political ties, says one University of Alberta researcher.
Sadok El Ghoul, an associate professor at Campus Saint-Jean, and fellow researchers from the American University of Sharjah and the Olayan School of Business recently presented a paper at the annual conference of...

LIBOR Rundown #2 - 15/07/12

July 15, 2012 Comments (0)

Rivals' Libor woes to put Barclays in perspective -
The interest rate rigging scandal that has rocked British bank Barclays will be "put in perspective" by the fines handed out to rival banks, according to comments made by its top executives to staff.
Will the Libor Scandal Lead to Prosecutions? Some Hidden History and Current Prospects -
2 video clips addressing the question of what action officials might take as a result of the escalating Libor scandal.
Libor email...

Infographic: The Libor Scandal Explained

July 11, 2012 Comments (0)

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LIBOR Rundown #1 - 10/07/12

July 10, 2012 Comments (0)

The BBC as Apologist for Lying about Libor This column discusses the BBC’s Business Editor, Robert Preston
Former Barclays boss regrets not sacking Bob Diamond 15 years ago Martin Taylor regrets not accepting Diamond's resignation after traders at BarCap investment bank broke rules in Russia
How to screw LIBOR and alienate people Dominic Connor presents another tutorial in Rogue Trading
The claims are likely to be in the trillions Potential liability from the Libor suits could wipe...

Video - Inside Job

July 10, 2012 Comments (0)

'Inside Job' provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and...

MoneyScience Digest - 06/07/12

July 6, 2012 Comments (0)

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FPGA & Hardware Accelerated Trading - An HFT Review Special Section
Open Source Finance: 19 platforms
LIBOR Manipulation Paper from The Journal of Banking and Finance -
Video Lectures - Thomas Lux on Evolutionary Economics: Stochastic Agent-Based Models in...