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 Melanie Rodier

Profile of Melanie Rodier

Senior Editor and Head of Video
Member Since: 5/8/2014
Blog Posts: 1304
Posts: 82

Melanie Rodier has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for over 10 years, covering business and finance, general news, and film trade news. Prior to joining Wall Street & Technology in April 2007, Melanie lived in Paris, where she worked for the International Herald Tribune, and Rome, where she wrote for Reuters and Screen International, a film trade publication. Melanie was born in London, and graduated from Oxford University where she studied Spanish and Italian. She is also a fluent French speaker.

Articles by Melanie Rodier
posted in October 2007

Oppenheimer & Co. fined $1M by FINRA

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. has agreed to pay $1 million to settle charges it produced "flawed, incomplete and untimely data" in breakpoint self-assessment, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said.

MiFID Uncertainty Persists as Implementation Day Approaches

With the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) just days away, a new study has found that a massive 93% of financial services institutions do not believe that MiFID will be consistently implemented and enforced across Europe.

How Are U.S. Businesses and Lawmakers Responding to Data Breaches?

Nearly 77 million individuals have been affected by data breaches so far this year. But even after suffering a data breach, 46 percent of businesses failed to implement encryption solutions and 82 percent did not seek legal counsel prior to responding to the incident -- even though they had no prior response plan in place.

Regulator Probes Bear Stearns

Bear Stearns is being investigated by Massachusetts securities regulators over whether the bank improperly traded with two in-house hedge funds that collapsed last summer, burdening investors with added losses.

Asset Flows Move to Hedge Funds, says TABB Group

Most fund managers believe the growth of active-extension funds will increase as the pressure for increased yield and increased fees push traditional managers into this new area.

Mass Affluent Use Online Banks

With an increasing number of high net-worth consumers now using Internet-based financial insitutions, traditional banks must rise to the challenge or face losing out.

SEC sues New York Hedge Fund Over Illegal Trades

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which recently heightened its scrutiny of the hedge fund industry, is suing a New York hedge fund and its principal, alleging the fund made more than $1.48 million in profits from illegal trading.

Regulators slap Morgan Stanley with another $7.5 million fine

Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay a $7.5 million fine to settle charges that over a five year period it provided customers with insufficient written trade confirmations for municipal securities and bonds, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said. It is the second, unrelated but substantial fine that Morgan Stanley has settled in less than two weeks.

EU Regulators Probe Thomson-Reuters deal

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the $18.4 billion takeover of Reuters by Canadian financial information company Thomson, saying the merger raises "serious doubts" about fair competition in the financial information business.

Pump-and-dump spam down 30 percent following SEC drive

Pump-and-dump spam touting particular stocks has become one of the most common type of nuisance e-mail worldwide. But the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)'s anti-spam drive, code-named Operation Spamalot, has now caused a massive drop in this type of spam, according to new findings.

SEC Enforcement Cases Rise for the first time Since 2003

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been particularly busy this year, increasing enforcement actions in fiscal 2007 for the first time in four years. Accusations against companies or individuals have ranged from charges of insider trading to backdating of stock options...

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