The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission agreed to drop an administrative action against former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director Rajat Gupta, and he pledged to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the regulatory proceeding violated his constitutional rights.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo asked a judge to rule without trial that Ezra Merkin and his Gabriel Capital Corp. engaged in fraud by secretly placing client funds with swindler Bernard Madoff.
It’s odd that President Barack Obama didn’t mention housing in his second inaugural address. After all, he spent his first term in the shadow of a housing meltdown, and remaking federal housing policy remains a central piece of unfinished business.
Residential Capital LLC, the mortgage company liquidating assets in bankruptcy, agreed to pay $297.6 million to end opposition by government-run loan investor Fannie Mae to the sale of ResCap’s main business.
The European Parliament may ease a planned ban on fund-manager bonuses that top fixed pay if investors get to vote on the larger awards, bringing the rules closer into line with those approved yesterday by national ambassadors on how much bankers can be compensated.