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William Isaac, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Talks about the economy at Bloomberg Surveillance, August 15,2011

William Isaac, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Talks about the economy at Bloomberg Surveillance, August 15,2011

August 20, 2011

SPEAKERS: TOM KEENE, BLOOMBERG SURVEILLANCE HOST

KEN PREWITT, BLOOMBERG SURVEILLANCE CO-HOST

WILLIAM ISAAC, SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, FTI CONSULTING

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TOM KEENE, BLOOMBERG SURVEILLANCE HOST: William Isaac with us of Bryan, Ohio, former chairman of the FDIC. Bill Isaac, good morning.

WILLIAM ISAAC, SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, FTI CONSULTING: It’s good to be with you.

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Get Set for ‘1,500 More Tiny Cuts’ Courtesy of Dodd-Frank

Get Set for ‘1,500 More Tiny Cuts’ Courtesy of Dodd-Frank

August 13, 2011

Barbara Rehm, Editor at Large of the American Banker newspaper, always writes informative columns.  I have received permission to include on my website a free link to her August 11, 2011 column on the status of implementing the Dodd/Frank financial reform legislation with a focus on the so-called “living will” requirements for large financial institutions.  I believe you will find the article interesting.

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Being Like Soros in Buying Farmland Reaps Annual Gains of 16% Bloomberg Markets Magazine Aug 10, 2011

Being Like Soros in Buying Farmland Reaps Annual Gains of 16% Bloomberg Markets Magazine Aug 10, 2011

August 11, 2011

Perry Vieth baled hay on a neighbor’s farm in Wisconsin for two summers during high school in 1972 and 1973. The grueling labor left him with no doubt about getting a college degree so that he’d never have to work as hard again for a paycheck. Thirty-eight years later, and after a career as a securities lawyer and fixed-income trader, Vieth is back on the farm.

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Weak Fiscal and Monetary Policies Kick the Can Into 2013

Weak Fiscal and Monetary Policies Kick the Can Into 2013

August 11, 2011

David Malpass, Chairman of Encima Global, LLC and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, wrote the following analysis of the Fed’s decision announced on August 9, 2011 to maintain extraordinarily low interest rates at least into 2013.  He also provides some insights into the likely outcome of deliberations by the super committee set up to make further reductions in the spending under the deal to raise the debt ceiling.  The article is succinct and worth reading.

Weak Fiscal and Monetary Policies Kick the Can Into 2013
By David Malpass

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Blast From the Past From the American Banker on the Failure of Penn Square Bank

Blast From the Past From the American Banker on the Failure of Penn Square Bank

July 21, 2011

The American Banker re-published an article on July 19, 2011 reporting on the failure of Penn Square Bank in Oklahoma City in July of 1982.  The failure of Penn Square Bank, albeit relatively small, was one of the most notorious bank failures in history.  It drew national media attention, signaled the collapse of the energy sector, and led directly to the demise of SeattleFirst Bank in 1983 and Continental Illinois in 1984, two of the largest banks in the country.  It was just the tip of the iceberg, as by 1992 the nation suffered through nearly 3,000 bank and thrift failures including many of the largest (nine out of the ten largest banks in Texas, for example).  I thought you would find the article interesting and include a link to it below.

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My friend and former colleague, Con Hurley, recently had a piece published by Reuters addressing capital requirements for large financial institutions and efforts to address “too big to fail.” It’s very thoughtful and contributes to the policy debate so I asked Con for permission to include it on my website.

My friend and former colleague, Con Hurley, recently had a piece published by Reuters addressing capital requirements for large financial institutions and efforts to address “too big to fail.” It’s very thoughtful and contributes to the policy debate so I asked Con for permission to include it on my website.

July 8, 2011

There’s No Magic Number for SIFI Capital Buffers

Prof. Cornelius Hurley

Director, Boston University

Center for Finance, Law & Policy

Bank bailouts are not just something awful that happened during the Panic of 2008.  Bailouts are taking place today and every day that too-big-to-fail banks enter the marketplace and bid for funds or for deposits against other institutions.

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Big Banks’ Oversight Is Bigger Issue Than Capital Published in the American Banker on June 23, 2011

Big Banks’ Oversight Is Bigger Issue Than Capital Published in the American Banker on June 23, 2011

June 23, 2011

Barbara Rehm, editor at large of the American Banker, published an article in the June 23, 2011 issue titled “Big Banks’ Oversight Is Bigger Issue Than Capital”. The article is so insightful that I asked for and received permission to include it on my website. I recommend it highly.

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