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    • Date 2014-01-03 00:00:00 +0000
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      Text Omotola Ariyo LLB Law – London School of Economics The CEO stands for the idea behind a financial institution’s activities. The CEO’s way of thinking defines the work of all the bank’s employees and the culture that connects the bank to its customers. The extent to which the bank is sustainable ultimately depends on this figure. The Conduct Costs Project serves as a strong indicator of...
    • Date 2013-12-31 00:00:00 +0000
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      Text Joel-Emmanuel Adaah 3rd Year Accounting & Finance Student LSE ‘The government said the penalties were necessary to punish the bank and Mairone and to send a clear and unambiguous message that mortgage fraud for profit will not be tolerated.’ This was a quote from the US government after BAML were found liable for fraud and ordered to pay $863.6million. The notion that financial...
    • Date 2013-12-28 00:00:00 +0000
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      Text PakWai Wu LLB Law Final Year Undergraduate Too often we hear about moves to reset the banking system, introduction of new regulatory mechanisms to banks’ risk management structures, etc. But can regulation really surpass the risks that banks and banking activities inherently possess and ‘prevent’ the next financial crisis? Or is regulation merely a theoretical myth to make us believe that...
    • Date 2013-11-25 00:00:00 +0000
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      Text Professor Ruth Plato-Shinar, Director The Center for Banking Law, Netanya Academic College, Israel Conduct costs are issued against Israeli banks as well. Last week, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank, the third largest bank in Israel, included in its third quarter financial report, notice of a US investigation into the bank. Two years ago, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) opened an...
    • Date 2013-11-06 00:00:00 +0000
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      Text Colin Bamford Barrister, Southsquare The figures are staggering. Their size raises the question whether, in their quest to appear tough on the banks, governments and regulators have not produced a blunt weapon which amounts to a form of general taxation: 1. The effect of these massive fines and compensation penalties has not been to reduce the returns to the banks' owners or senior...
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