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Jean-Claude Trichet to Join Systemic Risk Council as Senior Adviser

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- On May 19 2016, the Systemic Risk Council welcomes Jean-Claude Trichet as its newest member, joining Paul Volcker as a Senior Adviser to the Council. Sir Paul Tucker, Chair of the Systemic Risk Council, expressed his pleasure at the news. "We are simply delighted that Jean-Claude Trichet joins the Systemic Risk Council as a...

Source: PR Newswire

Paul A. Volcker Names Thomas W. Ross, former President of the University of North Carolina, as President of the Volcker Alliance

NEW YORK, May 17, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- Paul A. Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, announced today the appointment of Thomas W. Ross, the former President of Davidson College and the University of North Carolina, to lead the Volcker Alliance, a nonpartisan organization formed in 2013 to address the challenge of effective execution of public policies and...

Source: PR Newswire

Move over Exxon, Chevron: This Wall Street giant is now a huge natgas seller

Goldman Sachs has quietly overtaken Chevron and ExxonMobil to become one of the biggest natural gas merchants in North America, the FT reports.

Source: Financial Times

SAFT ON WEALTH-Forget 'sell in May,' just buy on FOMC days: James Saft

May 11- For the past 30 years job one for investors has been to get the Federal Reserve right. And getting the Fed right seems to have been a one-step process: buy on Federal Open Market Committee decision days. Some figuring from James Montier and Philip Pilkington at fund managers GMO has shown that FOMC days account for 25 percent of the real returns on the S&P 500...

Source: Reuters

Trump would replace Yellen as Fed chief? That's a big red flag

Trump says he would replace Fed chief Janet Yellen because she’s not a Republican. “President Trump” meddling in central-banking is a big red flag.

Source: Breakingviews

Fitch Publishes Fifth Edition of CLO Asset Manager Handbook

NEW YORK---- Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: CLO Asset Manager Handbook cfm? Fitch Ratings has published the fifth edition of its CLO Asset Manager Handbook, which contains profile reports for 69 U.S. and European CLO managers. All data and information is presented in a standardized format as of...

Source: Business Wire

Signature Bank Announces Election of New Director to Its Board

NEW YORK---- Signature Bank, a New York- based full-service commercial bank, announced today the election of a new member to serve on its board of directors. Derrick D. Cephas joined the Signature Bank board, effective April 21, 2016, following his election at the Company’ s Annual Meeting of Shareholders. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Dime Savings...

Source: Business Wire

CNBC Excerpts: CNBC’s Becky Quick Speaks with Billionaire Investor Warren Buffett Ahead of Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Shareholders Meeting

CNBC Excerpts: CNBC’s Becky Quick Speaks with Billionaire Investor Warren Buffett Ahead of Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Shareholders Meeting


Buffett: Don't put too much stock in Icahn's 'reckoning' warning

The dire prognostication from Carl Icahn about a "day of reckoning" in the markets isn't gospel, Warren Buffett tells CNBC.