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 Greg MacSweeney

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Greg MacSweeney is editorial director of InformationWeek Financial Services, whose brands include Wall Street & Technology, Bank Systems & Technology, Advanced Trading, and Insurance & Technology.

Articles by Greg MacSweeney
posted in October 2009

Geithner Testifies on Regulation

The Federal Reserve should lose its authority to bail out big, failing financial firms like AIG and Bear Stearns under proposed reforms aimed at limiting the collateral damage from such failures, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said. Geithner added in this video from the Wall Street Journal that the bankruptcy code should be the primary tool for failing financial institutions, but there might be some cases where a bail out would be necessary.

Workers Reflect One Year After Leaving Wall Street

It's been a little over a year since the markets and economy imploded, resulting in massive layoffs in financial services. So what have some former financial workers been doing with their time?

Investors Take Aim at Brokers

Thousands of investors hit with losses last year are filing arbitration claims against their financial advisors -- and their odds of winning look to be rising.

BNY Mellon's Successful Integration

Here is a video featuring Donald Monks, Vice Chairman of BNY Mellon, that focuses on the complexities - and costs - of mergers in financial services.

Managing IT With a Long View

While many financial firms have been forced to budget and manage on a quarter-to-quarter basis during the financial crisis, successful information technology managers have been able to plan and manage with view to long term objectives.

Bet Your Life?

Are Life Settlement Securities the next toxic asset? Less than one year after the credit crisis, firms such as Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan are creating life settlement securities which are made by repackaging thousands of life insurance policies into tradable securities.

Wall Street Facing New Tax Hit?

Taxing Wall Street's financial transactions is back on the table. The Wall Street Journal's John McKinnon says the populist notion is gaining support on Capitol Hill and with the IMF.

Is It Time to Retire the 401(k)?

The 401(k) is not working for millions of Americans. In fact, the 401(k) was originally created by Congress as a tax dodge for executives, not as the primary investment retirement vehicle for half of the country's workers.

Front-Runners Emerging for BofA CEO Spot

Chief Risk Officer Greg Curl and Head of Retail Operations Brian Moynihan are the two most likely internal candidates to replace Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis.

NYSE Euronext Innovates at Warp Speed

NYSE Euronext and CIO Steve Rubinow are focused on doing things faster, including communication, development and, of course, competing in the low-latency trading arena.

TARP: Could Public Have Handled the Truth?

A watchdog report on TARP says top officials weren't leveling with the public about the health of big banks when they pitched their bailout plan last year.

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