That Folksy Billionaire
A high-ranking executive for the Kimco Realty Corporation, a real estate investment trust that has interests in 940 shopping centers and 138 million square feet of space across North America and other parts of the globe, received a cushy golden parachute following her resignation from the firm earlier this month, including a million-dollar salary for the next thirty months and a 2011 performance bonus worth $115,000, according to SEC filings.
Barbara M. Pooley, the former Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President of Kimco Realty, formally resigned from the 687-employee firm on January 13th of this year, according to an 8-K form filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as was first reported by Footnoted.com, a website that regularly examines SEC filings.
When asked by the Securities and Exchange Commission about its accounting practices, Berkshire Hathaway — Warren Buffett’s enormous conglomerate that invests in things like milkshake restaurants and railroads — basically told the federal regulators that they should mind their own business, Bloomberg reports.
The SEC asked in April about Berkshire’s valuations for its Read More
Gary Gensler, the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, today described potential regulatory responses that would seek to prevent another market-shaking event like the May 6 flash crash, during which the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost nearly 1,000 points only to bounce back sharply within a roughly 20-minute span.
Gensler’s remarks follow Read More
Angelo Mozilo, the former head of Countrywide and perhaps the best-tanned CEO in our nation’s history, is now slated to stand trial on charges related to the now-defunct mortgage lender’s representation of its loan portfolio.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Mozilo, along with ex-Countrywide CFO Eric Sieracki and former president David Sambol with Read More
Sprawling financial supermarket Citigroup yesterday told the U.S. Disctrict Court that a $75 million fine it agreed to pay the Securities Exchange Commissioin is an adequate sum to settle charges that it failed to disclose $39 billion in subprime assets in 2007.
Last week, the SEC defended the very same settlement agreement Read More
Small-time proprietary trading firm Trillium Brokerage Services is ponying up $2.3 million in fines related to high-frequency trading antics it engaged in in 2006, the Financial Times reports, citing people familiar with the situation.
Trillium faces enforcement action by the Financial Indusry Regulatory Association (Finra) because of a practice known as “layering,” wherein Read More
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that, yes, the May 6 “flash crash” was scary enough that it would expand the number of stocks that would trigger circuit breakers that halt trading when the market is gripped by extraordinary volatility.
The circuit-breaker rule says that trading in a security stops for five Read More
Abacus, Wrist slaps
Even though the judge presiding over the case believes the SEC’s settlement of charges that Citigroup misled investors about its exposure to subprime mortgage markets is too soft on the bankers, there’s a bright side. Filings by the SEC in the regulatory dispute are giving Wall Street onlookers a detailed look at the Read More
Loathe to miss out on the chance to dispense some SEC-style justice, the U.K.’s Financial Services Authority today dished out a $27 million fine to Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs. Goldman’s crime? Failure to report this year’s SEC highly publicized if somewhat ineffectual investigation into its 2007 dealings in collateralized debt obligations.
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The Securities and Exchange Commission has yet to unearth a single factor that precipitated the May 6 “flash crash,” which sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average spiraling down 700 points in minutes, seriously freaking out market participants.
Reuters reports that the SEC’s investigation will point to previously established factors like “stub Read More