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I have written in this blog on many occassions in the past that most financial markets do not need much new legislation. Instead, they need much better enforcement and stronger actual penalties when offenders are convicted under the existing rules. I know that there are aspects to financial markets that really do need legislation, I… » read more

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I have a confession to make. Over the past 18 months or so, I have attended a number of events in Brussels related to financial regulation. I even interviewed a number of the key players involved in influencing and writing the new sets of regulations. Broadly speaking, I understood almost none of what was said.… » read more

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Why are they always such old guys? Conrad Black, Robert Maxwell, Ken Lay, and others besides. So they defrauded huge amounts of money from the general investing public – possibly you and I via pension funds and long-term investments – and despite being caught, they have lived the good life, spent the money and are… » read more

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