Category: Financial stability

On eve of bankruptcy, U.S. firms shower execs with bonuses | Article [AMP] | Reuters

On eve of bankruptcy, U.S. firms shower execs with bonuses | Article [AMP] | Reuters

Bonus before bankruptcy or BBB. Where is the governance? Hopefully some of the bonuses will be subject to clawback. The beauty of the “heads I win, tails you lose” C-Suite. When company does well bonus is well deserved, when company does poorly they need to retain management to execute “visionary” turnaround. And when board is …

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Beware the private equity echo chamber

Beware the private equity echo chamber

This article raises 3 key issues related to private equity – 1) when there is a failed IPO do the PEs mark down the private valuation on the assumption that failed IPO implies that private value is too high?, 2) what is the process to ensure private sales and/or swaps are properly valued and arm’s …

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Federal government has dramatically expanded exposure to risky mortgages – The Washington Post

Federal government has dramatically expanded exposure to risky mortgages – The Washington Post

They’re back. Risky mortgages return. I’m surprised 10 years after crisis a better measure than debt to income ratio hasn’t emerged. Residual income should be considered as preferred measure of mortgage risk. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/federal-government-has-dramatically-expanded-exposure-to-risky-mortgages/2019/10/02/d862ab40-ce79-11e9-87fa-8501a456c003_story.html