Posts belonging to Category Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities

Is Time Running Out on Criminal Prosecutions Against Wall Street ?


Federal prosecutors may be about to run out of time to file criminal charges against Wall Street participants for their role in the financial crisis. Charges for most federal offenses, including securities fraud, must be filed within five years of the offense, experts say. The subprime lending that played a significant role in the crisis […]

Wall Street Continues to Perpetuate the Same Old Abuses


A former UBS research analyst has filed a lawsuit filed against the bank alleging that he was fired for refusing to write inaccurate research reports to benefit (or avoid harming) UBS’s trading positions in the commercial mortgage-backed securities market. The analyst reportedly seeks reinstatement with 2.5 times accrued back pay. (“Former UBS Research Analyst Sues […]

OppenheimerFunds Penalized More Than $35 Million for Misrepresenting Bond Funds


OppenheimerFunds has agreed to pay more than $35 million to settle SEC charges the investment management company and its sales and distribution arm made misleading statements about two of its mutual funds in the midst of the credit crisis in late 2008. The settlement payments consist of a penalty of $24 million, disgorgement of $9,879,706, […]

Securities Regulator Alerts the Public About Dangerous Investments and Investment Strategies


The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently issued a report outlining is its regulatory and examination priorities for 2012. The securities industry regulator is focusing on conduct and products meant to beat the market that are unsuitable investments for many investors.

And Now For Something Completely Different


To demonstrate that this blog is not just full of thoughts put to words, we offer the following link to an entertaining and thought provoking music video that proves that disappointment in, and anger against, Wall Street events over the last few years is not limited to this country. Please welcome the acclaimed English acoustic […]

Bank of America Must Deal with Exposure of $50-$100 Billion Associated with Toxic Mortgages Securities


Investors who bought toxic mortgage-backed bonds from Bank of America’s Countrywide, and homeowners seeking loan modifications are proposing drastic measures to better enable BofA to deal with the onslaught of their litigation without a bankruptcy or a receivership imposed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. According to a Reuters/ article entitled “Will Bank of America […]

Credit Unions Sue Goldman Sachs for Misrepresenting Mortgage-Backed Securities


The National Credit Union Administration (“NCUA”), acting as liquidating agent for failed corporate credit unions, has filed suit in a federal court in Los Angeles against Goldman Sachs. The complaint involves the sale of $1.2 billion of mortgage-backed securities that were “destined to perform poorly.”

Mortgage-Backed Securities Problems Continue to Haunt Bank of America


Bank of America plans to take another $13 billion in charges related to a pending settlement with private label mortgage-backed securities investors, including the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Pimco Investment Management, and Blackrock Financial Management, according to a Reuters article entitled “BofA to take $13 billion more in charges: Bernstein.”

The Real Truth Regarding Some of Wall Street’s Subprime Shenanigans Begins to Emerge


J.P. Morgan Securities LLC has agreed to pay $153.6 million to settle SEC charges that it misled investors in a complex “built to fail” mortgage securities transaction just as the housing market was starting to plummet.

The Subprime Mortgage Mess: How the American Dream Turned into a Nightmare


Best-selling “Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led To Economic Armegeddon,” by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner, “calls out greedy guys behind mortgage mess,” according to a USA Today book review by Kathryn Caravan. See also “Home Truths,” by James Freeman of the Wall Street Journal. Both reviews provide examples of how the […]