Financial Utilities That Are Too Important To Fail

MILESTONES: US/GLOBAL   By Gordon Platt   Two years after Dodd-Frank became law, US regulators identified eight "systemically important" clearing and payment firms that provide critical infrastructure to the country's financial system.   Systemically important financial utilities named None of the ...

Canada: Maple Group Finally Wins In TMX Takeover Battle

MILESTONES: CANADA   By Erik Heinrich   The takeover of Canadian stock market operator TMX Group by Maple Group, a consortium of financial institutions, was approved by TMX's shareholders, bringing to a close more than a year of sometimes acrimonious ...

WORLD'S SAFEST BANKS IN NORTH AMERICA 2012

GLOBAL FINANCE names the World's Safest Banks 2012 in North America NEW YORK, August 16, 2012 — Global Finance magazine ( GF mag.com) has named the Safest Banks in North America in an exclusive survey to be published in the ...

The Still-Seamy Underbelly Of Energy Trading

NEWSMAKERS: UNITED STATES   By Gordon Platt   As the tide went out for natural gas prices, it revealed that the seamy underbelly of the energy-trading business hasn’t changed a great deal since the days of Enron.   McClendon ran a hedge ...

Thorsten Heins Hits First Stumbling Block At RIM

NEWSMAKERS: CANADA   By Luca Ventura   On March 29, telecoms company Research In Motion posted its first loss in seven years.   Tough road ahead for RIM chief Thorsten Heins Photo Credit : REUTERS/EDUARDO MUNOZ It was not what shareholders had ...

World’s Best Banks 2012: North America

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt NORTH AMERICA North America’s banks are well along the road to recovery from the financial crisis, amid signs of improvement in the US and Canadian economies. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ...

Feinberg Departs After BP Oil Spill Settlement

NEWSMAKERS: UNITED STATES   By Gordon Platt   Kenneth Feinberg, the Boston-bred lawyer who oversaw the process of paying out billions of dollars to victims of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, was relieved of his duties last month, ...

SAFEST BANKS IN NORTH AMERICA 2012

Global Finance names the Safest Banks in North America: April 2012 NEW YORK, March 1, 2012 — Global Finance magazine ( GFfmag.com ) has named the top 10 “Safest Banks in North America: April 2012” in an exclusive survey to ...