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Effective Business Communications – Is Squeaky Clean Better?

Posted in Banking, Derivatives, Ethics, Financial Reporting, Investment Management, Trading
During a recent conversation with colleagues about effective business communication, the topic arose as to whether it is okay to use a swear word or two in conversations with colleagues and clients. Having worked on several tradings desks at different banks, my experience likely reflects two extremes. At one financial institution, I traded foreign exchange… Continue Reading

Heroism in Business and Politics

Posted in Banking, Compliance, Ethics, Governance, Regulation
Coincidentally, two lectures I attended this weekend focused on the concept of heroism, individual rights and integrity. Although the speakers drew from different historical events, their interesting anecdotes about people who made a difference offer important lessons for modern time decision-makers. In “The Heroic City: New York As A Microcosm of America (March 7, 2015),… Continue Reading

Glass Steagall Redux

Posted in Banking
Regulatory uncertainty is oft cited as a top concern of business executives. You can imagine then that some howls of protest are sure to follow today’s announcement that Washington seeks a reinstallment of the Glass-Steagall Act. Enacted in the aftermath of the Great Depression, this legislation, also known as the Banking Act of 1933, forbade… Continue Reading