China's Debt Ratings Reminiscent of U.S. Subprime
Cut-throat competition among ratings agencies may be leading to inaccurate evaluation of risks. China's 'Bear Stearns moment' may be just around the corner.
Banks Resist Standards for Junk Loans
Junk-rated deals continue to leave companies with debt levels that exceed regulator guidelines.
Should Pension Plan Sponsors Move to MTM Accounting?
How a switch to mark-to-market pension accounting impacts key financial metrics and stakeholders.
Pension Trends for 2014
Plans are looking at creative ways to mitigate liability exposures, including derivative hedging strategies.
ETF Buyers Keeping the Faith
Despite tensions in Ukraine, investors in ETFs are chasing yields on equities and lower-rated bonds.
Gaps in Succession Planning
Survey of corporate executives shows few organizations are effectively prepared for a C-level departure.
CBOE Tightens Trader Rules
Chicago Board Options Exchange will require traders to provide written descriptions of oversight practices, regular office inspections, and annual reporting.
Whistle-Blower Shield Expanded by High Court
Ruling extends Sarbanes-Oxley protections to lawyers, auditors, and other contractors who work with public companies that they suspect of fraud.
Detroit Strikes New Swap Accord with Banks
If approved, settlement will get bankrupt city out of $288 million in swaps contracts originally bought to protect pension plan against rising interest rates.
Warren Buffett Calls Public Pensions a 'Financial Tapeworm'
Local and state financial problems are accelerating largely because of public entities' pension plans, he says.