Articles Tagged “SEC”

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    We could separate the leaders from the herd: Malik Cader

    Stock markets baffle ordinary savers. As a result, the alleged insider trading, pump-and-dump, and stock front running crisis in the years up to 2012 didn’t figure importantly in their minds. Its banality however doesn’t limit the impact on an…

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    The Quest for Trust: Capital Market Watchdog Takes on Status Quo

    The new Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Vajira Wijegunawardane, a former investment banker and fund manager, nature enthusiast, and wildlife photographer, is taking the fight to captive officials and ratings agencies, and corrupt brokers, analysts and investors. His…

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    Everybody Agrees: It’s Time for Stockbrokers to Up their Game

    Unethical practices and disregard for rules at the top percolate throughout. The mistrust of stockbrokers and the capital market today is more a leadership crisis than anything else Soon middle class Sri Lankan savers will be…

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    So how’s that long beta strategy working for you?

    During the market bubble easy money attracted investors to the business of running a stock brokerage. Some licensees adapted their brokerages to serve the volumes generated by retail investors who in their frenzy accounted for…

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    ‘Ten point plan’: no kidding

    It’s encouraging, despite the challenges besieging it, that the SEC has not lost its sense of humor. On the home page of its website against an orderly school of fish framed against turquoise water it…

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    No government front!

    Asanga Seneviratne is impatient to build as many hotels and as quickly as possible along the islands East coast where he has secured some of the most spectacular real-estate during and immediately after the war.…

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    Barbarians breach the gates

    Its splendor and grandeur wasn’t the price for the Vandals, Goths and Huns who came to conquer Rome. The barbarians instead were intent on destroying the magnificence, looting the wealth and debasing its system of…