Archives: January 2009

Deutsche Kicks the Grim Reaper

Posted by: Matthew Goldstein on January 30, Categories: investment banks

It wasn't too long ago, that all of Wall Street was angling to get involved with life settlements--the business of selling unwanted life insurance policies to speculators. Deutsche Bank was...

Lehman vs. Lehman

Posted by: Matthew Goldstein on January 30, Categories: investment banks

In a bankruptcy dispute that may be best settled in divorce court, the biggest creditor claim to date in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case comes from a corporate cousin of...

Tone Deaf on Wall Street

Posted by: Matthew Goldstein on January 30, Categories: investment banks

Huge bonuses. Corporate jets. Corporate retreats. Office upgrades. These are all some of the excesses that Wall Street executives have shown an unwillingness to give up, even as their firms...

Last Summer's Missed Opportunity

Posted by: Matthew Goldstein on January 29, Categories: investment banks

With the Obama administration busy working on a new plan for bailing out the nation’s crumbling banking system, one can only wonder whether government policy makers missed an opportunity nearly...

Welcome: We're Open for Business

Posted by: Matthew Goldstein on January 29, Categories: investment banks

Welcome to our new BusinessWeek blog--Unstructured Finance. Yeah. Yeah. I know what you’re thinking: “Who needs another blog; let alone one about something as discredited as finance.’’ But finance isn’t...

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