Tagged: securities law

The future of derivatives trading

As the Senate is poised this week to vote on the House-passed compromise bill reforming the financial regulatory system, Law Professor Tamar Frankel, an authority on securities law and author of “Trust and Honesty: America’s Business Culture at a Crossroad,” speculates about the future of derivatives trading once the reform act is enacted.  More important […]

BofA settlement with SEC okayed

A federal judge okayed a $150 million Bank of America settlement with the SEC to end civil charges accusing the nation’s largest bank with misleading shareholders when it acquired Merrill Lynch.  But law Professor Elizabeth Nowicki, both a former SEC and Wall Street attorney, says it is likely a short-lived “win” for BofA because the judge […]

Madoff probe targets wealthy clients

Reports say investigators into Bernard Madoff’s alleged “Ponzi scheme” are looking at some of his wealthy clients who may have known that the returns on their investments were unrealistically high.  School of Law Professor Tamar Frankel, a securities law expert and Israeli native, says this would violate both securities law and Jewish law. “Jewish law […]

Lehman Brothers investigation

Law Professor Tamar Frankel, an authority on securities law, corporate governance, and legal ethics, comments on grand juries looking into actions of Lehman Brothers. “Do not blame Lehman Brothers. The examinations of its actions are unnecessary. Many large financial institutions adopted the same practices and developed the so-called market that we now have. “Rationally, a […]

Financial crisis

The following Boston University professors are available to comment on the various aspects of the financial crisis: School of Management Professor Mark Williams, an expert on risk management and former Federal Reserve Bank examiner who teaches in the school’s Finance Department.  School of Management Professor James Post, an expert on corporate governance and business ethics. […]