Friday, 19 September 2008

Linky goodness

Some morning reading:

On the duty of auditors. A taxing matter addresses the inherent conflict of interest and suggests that it might be a good idea for auditors to be hired by the SEC rather than the company.

Ultimate loss projections are increased by Moody's. MBIA and Ambac have not been in a train wreck for weeks and they are getting jealous of all the attention Fannie, Freddie, AIG, Lehman, Merrill and so on are getting. The FT has the details.

One aspect of a run on a broker/dealer. Dealbreaker points out how a B/D share price fall can push clients into moving money from non-seg'd to seg'd accounts. The result is akin to a run on a bank.

And finally, given that Cristiano Ronaldo is on a lot of people's lists as `worst role model in sport', please will the Treasury drop AIG's sponsorship of Man U as a matter of urgency, or at very least demand that Ronaldo's legs are pledged as long term collateral and lodged permanently in a vault at the New York FED?

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