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  • Three new video tutorials on Knowledge Mosaic
    Blogmosaic, Chris Hitt, 9/2/2014

    We’re in the process of updating our video tutorials on Knowledge Mosaic and have just posted three new ones.  You can access them via the links below.  You can also access check for newly added videos by clicking the Videos link from our fabulous new Resource Center. The videos are just a few minutes each and […]

  • 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: […]

  • SEC Institutes Proceeding Against High Speed Trader -- But Not For Trading
    SEC Actions Blog, Tom Gorman, 9/18/2014

    High speed trading is a frequent topic of discussion in the securities markets. Books have been written about it such as Michael Lewis' "Flash Boys" and Scott Patterson's "Dark Pools." Hearings have been held on Capitol Hill and SEC and CFTC commissioners have discussed the practice. The practice is also at the center of an action brought by the New York Attorney General against Barclays earlier this year.

  • Guest Post: Activist Shareholder: The New Kid on the German D&O-Block
    The D&O Diary, Kevin LaCroix, 9/18/2014

    Although I try to include on this blog topics involving issues from outside the United States, because of my background and experience, U.S-related topics tend to predominate. That is why I am always grateful to have the opportunity to publish a guest post from a non-U.S. reader. I have published below an article discussing D&O insurance issues in Germany from Dr. Bernhard Fassback who is a partner in the Dusseldorf-based D&O advisory firm,...

  • Sullivan & Cromwell discusses Proposed SEC Rule Regarding Security-Based Swaps
    CLS Blue Sky Blog, Robert W. Reeder III, 9/18/2014

    On September 8, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a rule under the Securities Act of 1933 to provide that the publication or distribution of price quotes relating to security-based swaps that may be purchased only by eligible contract participants and are traded or processed through a national securities exchange or a security-based swap execution facility will not be deemed to constitute offers of such security-based swaps...

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