The Bretton Woods economic conference would make a great movie: Dashing celebrity economist John Maynard Keynes of the U.K. squared off against U.S. Treasury official Harry Dexter White, who was later revealed to be a Soviet spy.
HSBC Holdings Plc, custodian of a fund that lost about 1.1 billion euros ($1.5 billion) through Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, said liability rules for banks in Europe weren’t as strict at the time of the scandal surrounding the convicted fraudster.
The Bernard Madoff brokerage liquidator appealed a federal judge’s ruling that blocked his move to stop New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman from completing a $410 million settlement with J. Ezra Merkin.
Morrison & Foerster LLP announced leadership changes, appointing San Francisco partner Brandon Parris and Tokyo partner Randy Laxer as co-chairmen of the corporate department and New York partner Gary Lee and Tokyo partner Dale Caldwell to lead the finance group.
JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and other U.S. swap dealers would gain limits on the Dodd-Frank Act’s reach for overseas trades under a Securities and Exchange Commission proposal released yesterday.
Across the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index of companies, the average multiple of CEO compensation to that of rank-and-file workers is 204, up 20 percent since 2009, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The numbers are based on industry-specific estimates for worker compensation.