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  • SEDAR filings are now live on Knowledge Mosaic
    Blogmosaic, Chris Hitt, 10/24/2014

    Looking for Canadian filing information?  Look no further than Knowledge Mosaic. The SEDAR (System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval) database offers filings of Canadian publicly-traded companies and mutual funds dating back to 1997, containing approximately 4 million documents. This comprehensive database, fully text searchable and updated in real time, includes access to prospectuses, financial […]

  • The World Meteorological Organization Would Like Just a Moment of Your Time
    The Green Mien, Peter Lohnes, 9/9/2014

    You don’t have to read the whole report which isn’t long, but is full of “facts” and “numbers” and “science” and things of that sort. Just look over the WMO’s press release about its latest greenhouse gas bulletin – the chill you feel may compensate for the heat we’re generating. The report has thorny sentences like this: […]

  • Shareholder Returns of Hostile Takeover Targets
    HLS Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Sabastian V. Niles, 10/24/2014

    This morning [October 22, 2014], Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) issued a note to clients entitled "The IRR of 'No'." The note argues that shareholders of companies that have resisted hostile takeover bids all the way through a proxy fight at a shareholder meeting have incurred "profoundly negative" returns following those shareholder meetings, compared to alternative investments.

  • The Coming Global Prohibition On Securitization
    Conglomerate, David Zaring, 10/24/2014

    Okay, the headline was made to draw in the reader. Non-banks will be allowed to securitize to their heart's content, and banks will likely basically continue to do the same. However, the Basel Committee orchestrated a meeting in Tianjin between central bankers (they do monetary policy) and bank supervisors (they do safety and soundness),and came up with, among other standards, an approach to the ability of banks to hold collateralized debt...

  • Investment Adviser Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Charge
    SEC Actions Blog, Tom Gorman, 10/22/2014

    Investment adviser Ismail Elmas pleaded guilty this week to an information charging one count of wire fraud. U.S. v. Elmas, No. 1:14-cr-00358 (E.D. Va.). This action is the latest is a series cases centered on investment frauds in which the adviser or promoter solicits funds from unsuspecting investors and then misappropriates their money. Mr. Elmas at one time was employed as an investment adviser with Apple Financial Services, an affiliate...

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