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December 5, 2012
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  • Global regulators vow to fix derivatives-rule problems
    Regulators worldwide recently met in New York and identified potential problems with derivatives rules. "We have identified various potential conflicts, inconsistencies, and duplicative requirements within our respective contemplated rules and we will continue to discuss measures to ameliorate the challenges they raise," the regulators said in the joint statement. For example, the regulators will strive to minimize issues arising from extraterritoriality. Nasdaq.com/Dow Jones Newswires (12/4), Reuters (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Regulators review financial industry's disaster preparedness
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, in conjunction with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, is looking at the disaster-recovery performance of financial firms during Superstorm Sandy. Regulators are reviewing the ability of firms to trade despite significant obstacles caused by the storm. The Wall Street Journal (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  New York Focus 
  Career Development 
  • Smart bosses take their enemies to lunch
    Every business professional winds up making enemies, so the real test is how you respond to conflict, writes Mike Figliuolo. It's usually better to take the high road, responding to workplace slights by inviting your enemy for lunch or buying them a beer. "You kill them with kindness. ... [I]f you're being nothing but professional, it's hard for you to look bad," Figliuolo writes. ThoughtLeaders blog (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  On The Economy 
  • "Fiscal cliff" is becoming less of a worry for global investors
    Optimism that U.S. officials will avoid the "fiscal cliff" prompted investors to increase equity overweight positions to a 20-month high in November in Europe and the U.S., according to a Reuters poll. "All eyes are now on the fiscal cliff, where a muddling-through until the end of [the first quarter] can be expected," said Boris Willems of UBS Global Asset Management. Reuters (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Financial Products 
  • DoubleLine readies bank-loan mutual fund
    DoubleLine Capital aims to bring a mutual fund investing in bank loans to the retail market in 2013. The preliminary prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission says that in addition to loans, the DoubleLine Floating Rate Fund would also be allowed to invest in inflation-indexed securities, as well as mortgage-backed securities and other asset-backed securities. InvestmentNews (free registration) (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SmartQuote 
The forceps of our minds are clumsy things and crush the truth a little in the course of taking hold of it."
--H.G. Wells,
British author


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