The Government of Markets

Author: Rasheed Saleuddin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319931845
Release Date: 2018-12-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Absent evidence to the contrary, it is usually assumed that US financial markets developed in spite of government attempts to regulate, and therefore laissez faire is the best approach for developing critically important and enduring market institutions. This book makes heavy use of extensive archival sources that are no longer publicly available to describe in detail the discussions inside the CBOT and the often private and confidential negotiations between industry leaders and government officials. This work suggests that, contrary to the accepted story, what we now know of as modern futures markets were heavily co-constructed through a meaningful long-term collaboration between a progressive CBOT leadership and an extremely knowledgeable and pragmatic US federal government. The industry leaders had a difficult time evolving the modern institutions in the face of powerful reactionary internal forces. Yet in the end the CBOT, by co-opting and cooperating with federal officials, led the exchange and Chicago markets in general to a near century of global dominance. On the federal government side, knowledgeable technocrats and inspired politicians led an information and analysis explosion while interacting with industry, both formally and informally, to craft better markets for all.

Governing the World s Biggest Market

Author: Eric Helleiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190864576
Release Date: 2018-03-16
Genre:

In the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis, the regulation of the world's enormous derivatives markets assumed center stage on the international public policy agenda. Critics argued that loose regulation had contributed to the momentous crisis, but lasting reform has been difficult toimplement since. Despite the global importance of derivatives markets, they remain mysterious and obscure to many.In Governing the World's Biggest Market, Eric Helleiner, Stefano Pagliari, and Irene Spagna have gathered an international cast of contributors to rectify this relative neglect. They examine how G20 governments have developed a coordinated international agenda to enhance control over these markets,which had been allowed to grow largely unchecked before the crisis. In analyzing this reform agenda, they advance three core arguments: first, the agenda to rein in these enormous markets has many limitations; second, the reform process has been plagued by delays, inconsistencies, and tensions thatfragment the governance of these markets; and third, the politics driving the reforms have been extremely complicated. An authoritative overview of how this vast system is governed, Governing the World's Biggest Market looks at how the goals, limitations, and outcomes of post-crisis initiatives to regulate these markets have been influenced by a complex combination of transnational, inter-state, and domesticpolitical dynamics. Moreover, this volume emphasizes how crucial regulatory reform is to stabilizing the global economy long-term.

Market Abuse Enforcement

Author: Stuart Bazley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN: 1847665411
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is concerned with the interplay between the UK Financial Services Authority's (FSA) statutory powers to impose administrative law sanctions on persons that have engaged in abuse in the financial markets and the statutory system of Tribunal accountability provided by the UK's Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. The book provides a thorough analysis and assessment of both the law of market abuse and the operation of the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal (FSMT) and the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery) (UT), following the implementation of the Tribunal, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 in April 2010 when, as part of an improved and unified system of statutory Tribunals, the functions of the FSMT were transferred to the UT. The book captures the resulting changes to the Tribunal's governance and rules of procedure. It sets out to question whether the Tribunal has effectively held the FSA's enforcement decision-making to account and whether its individual case decision-making has provided a wider contribution to the law on market abuse. It includes an historical analysis of the law concerning market manipulation and insider dealing regulation. It also explores the relationship between the statutory definitions of behavior constituting market abuse and the source of the FSA's enforcement powers, together with those policy issues that shape how such powers are deployed. Additionally, the book offers a general analysis of concepts of accountability, allowing an appreciation of the framework of accountability within the Act, as well as the benefits and deficiencies of accountability provided by the courts when compared to those provided by a specialist Tribunal.

Origins of the Geomancer

Author: J.L. Connew
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462849307
Release Date: 2011-12-07
Genre: Fiction

In the year 2020, New Yorkborn arcana-archaeologist Russell Samway discovers the Staff of the Great Geomancer, a magical artefact that once belonged to one of the most powerful earth elementalists in history at an archaeological dig in England whilst under the onslaught of a small horde of merciless undead. Half the globe away, a group of individuals with unique skills and abilities is on their way to thwart an evil shamans machinations in Indonesia. Surviving his ordeal in England against the merciless undead, Russell returns to New York to enrol at a prestigious school of magic and befriends the group of unique individuals who thwart the evil shamans nefarious scheme in Indonesia. Between the demons, undead, and juvenile shoplifters they come across, Russell slowly gets to know these mysterious individuals, who, alone, struggle to bring down one of the worlds most powerful secret societies during their long quest for ancient artefacts.

The Challenge of Enforcement in Securities Markets Mission Impossible

Author: Ana Carvajal
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN:
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Genre: Securities fraud

Weaknesses in the enforcement of regulation have been targeted by the G-20 as a priority concern for reform. But enforcement efforts in securities markets have proven difficult and uneven. The recent scandal in the United States, wherein a Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Bernard Madoff went undetected by the U.S. authorities for more than two decades, has once again highlighted the importance of effective enforcement of securities regulation, as well as the challenges that securities regulators around the world face in implementing credible enforcement programs. While in many instances it is individuals who bear the losses, we show that noncompliance with securities law can have serious system-wide impact and that the credibility of the system as a whole rests on the existence of effective discipline-the probability of real consequences for failure to obey the law. This paper explores the elements of enforcement, why it is so challenging, why it is important, and whether its effects can be measured. Through an analysis of the data gathered in the World Bank/IMF Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), the paper examines how enforcement is being carried out around the world and draws conclusions regarding how countries are meeting the challenge of effective enforcement.

Union of the Comoros

Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781455269846
Release Date: 2010-10-20
Genre: Business & Economics

This report on the Observance of Standards and Codes for the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) 40 Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and 9 Special Recommendations on Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) was prepared by the Legal Department of the IMF. It provides a summary of the AML/CFT measures. The assessment is based on the information available at the time of the onsite mission conducted. The views are those of the IMF team and do not reflect the views of the government of the Comoros.

United States

Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781455206216
Release Date: 2010-05-14
Genre: Business & Economics

This paper presents Detailed Assessment of the United States’s implementation of the International Organization of Securities Commissions’ Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation. The general preconditions for effective securities regulation in the United States are present. The legal and accounting system supports the implementation of requirements and effective regulation of market participants. The legislation regarding bankruptcy, insolvency, and winding up in the jurisdiction and the professionals associated with those matters are sophisticated.

The Economist

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133499637
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Commerce