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  1. People: TD Bank bags Scotia Capital structuring team

    He has also held previous roles in equity derivatives at JP Morgan, Bear Stearns and BNP Paribas. Toronto-Dominion Bank in New York has hired a structured products team from Scotia Capital, according to sources in the city.

  2. Profile - Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Theo Lubke

    This situation could have proved disastrous following the near-collapse of Bear Stearns in March 2008 and failure of Lehman Brothers six months later, he adds. The new rules will overhaul the derivatives market, requiring dealers and a selection of...

  3. Americas report

    When Structured Products last produced a report devoted to the Americas in July 2008, the dust was settling after the shock of the Bear Stearns collapse and investors were gradually beginning to wake up to what credit risk in a structured product...

  4. The road to a quality Street

    Friedman: There was a widespread belief that the US government would not let a big institution fail – Bear Stearns was the case study for that. Richard Couzens, head of product origination, investor solutions at Barclays Capital: Investors remain...

  5. Bank of America $2bn Bear Stearns lawsuit goes to court

    Case against two Bear Stearns hedge fund managers to be decided in court A judge has ruled that Bank of America may pursue fraud charges against two former Bear Stearns hedge fund managers who allegedly lied to Bank of America in a desperate bid to...

  6. Tamalpais Global Partners Master Fund: Tamalpais Asset Management

    The near collapse of Bear Stearns and the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers set off a chain of events that completely changed the rules of the game for convertible bond investors. Tamalpais Asset Management (TAM) is having a good year.

  7. US Congress may force CDS buyers to hold bonds

    Regulators' attention has also turned to the credit derivatives market after claims that swap positions held by predatory market participants may have encouraged hedge funds and speculators to actively erode counterparty confidence in broker...

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  8. Death by CDO

    With the collapse and later rescue of Bear Stearns in March 2008 and more mark-to-market writedowns looming, Bank Thai invited several banks to bid on its entire synthetic CDO portfolio in the spring of 2008.

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  9. Credit ratings newcomer hires ex-S&P president

    WCI), which were an early signal of the subprime crisis, Pilgrim's Pride, Circuit City, VeraSun, Bear Stearns, LyondellBasell, as well as earlier alerts on Enron, Parmalat, Ford, US Steel and many others.

  10. Column: Nick Chamie

    The available pool of capital to nations and corporations looking to tap investors for financing in international capital markets will remain quite constricted given the shaken confidence of investors following recent corporate failures and the...

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  11. US agriculture committee plans to ban naked CDSs

    Regulators' attention has also turned to the credit derivatives market after claims that swap positions held by predatory market participants may have encouraged hedge funds and speculators to actively erode counterparty confidence in broker...

  12. The Year in Search: A 2008 Review

    Bear Stearns Several search engines compiled the top searches in several categories for 2008, offering a glimpse into what was top of mind for searchers. Recaps from Google Zeitgeist; Yahoo Buzz; AOL's hot searches; top search terms at Ask.com; and...

  13. JP Morgan eyes Bear Energy prize

    Following JP Morgan's planned $10 per share acquisition of Bear Stearns and its subsequent move to secure the trading obligations of Bear's Houston-based subsidiary Bear Energy, the investment bank looks set to bolster the ambitious commodity...

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  14. JP Morgan CDS exposure could top $10 trillion

    Bear Stearns holds a share somewhere below this, and although it was unable to confirm the exact size of its CDS business, analysts estimate it has as much as $2.5 trillion in swaps outstanding. Some participants suggest the idea of a $10 trillion...

  15. Structured squeeze

    When details of the Federal Reserve-assisted rescue of US securities dealer Bear Stearns by Wall Street rival JP Morgan emerged on March 18, the Japan index widened significantly. Japanese credit The structured credit market in Japan, estimated at...

  16. Beware the Ides of March

    Then, in mid-March, Bear Stearns paid the ultimate price for a reputational risk incident. LOSSES & LAWSUITS Reputational risk meltdowns, rogue traders, market abuse, prostitutes - March has been a record month for operational risk loss events.

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  17. Europe’s op risk regulators to address current climate

    These regulators will be addressing a wide range of operational risk topics in light of recent market events, including the subprime crisis, Bear Stearns’ dramatic meltdown, and various rogue trading and market abuse scandals.

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