Posts filed under “Corporate Management”

It isn’t a Lehman Moment if . . .

Awesome column by my BV colleague , observing that true ‘Lehman Moments’ must clear certain hurdles — and most that are beinfg termed that simply don’t.


It isn’t a Lehman Moment . . .

• If people are calling it one.

• Unless somewhere in Germany there is a Landesbank up to its neck in trouble.

• If the endangered firm has a friend in its hour of need.

• if the CEO isn’t issuing denials and reassurances, or blaming speculators.

• if it doesn’t contaminate an entire industry.


He concludes that “So far, Lehman is still in a class of its own” — and I agree.

Go read the entire column here.  



True `Lehman Moments’ Must Clear These Hurdles
Mark Gilbert
Bloomberg, October 1, 2015



Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Legal, Really, really bad calls

Most Competitive Countries in the World

113 indicators from the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2015-16 (via  Bloomberg) leads to a not at all Lettermanesque top 10 list of most competitive countries in the world.  Here’s a look at this year’s top 10: Switzerland Singapore United States Germany Netherlands Japan Hong Kong Finland Sweden United Kingdom Fascinating list . . ….Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Economy, Taxes and Policy

Lowering Medicare Part D Prices

Of all of the many poor domestic tax decisions that came out of the Bush Administration, the massive corporate giveaway that is Medicaid Part D was one of the most offensive. A new study has found that this is a very expensive mistake. Its title: “Medicare Part D pays needlessly high brand-name drug prices compared with other…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

Five Things on the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal


Volkswagen: How Car Software Can Rig a Test

Category: Corporate Management, Technology, Video

Where the Fortune 500 Companies Are Located

Source: Dadaviz

Category: Corporate Management

Funds in Morningstar’s 401(k)

click through for full article Source: Morningstar

Category: 401(k), Corporate Management, Investing, Mutual Funds

Jamie Dimon ‘Hedonically Adjusts’ the Poor

Whenever I am going through a rough patch in my life, it’s nice when a friend offers kind words of encouragement, some motivational thoughts – Hey! You can get through this! — and everything eventually gets better. Perhaps that’s what JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon was thinking when he in effect told the poor – Buck up! Things…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Really, really bad calls, Technology, Wages & Income

Are Bank Holding Companies Mimicking the Fed’s Stress Test Results?

Are BHCs Mimicking the Fed’s Stress Test Results? Angela Deng, Beverly Hirtle, and Anna Kovner Liberty Street Economics, September 21, 2015           In March, the Federal Reserve and thirty-one large bank holding companies (BHCs) disclosed their annual Dodd-Frank Act stress test (DFAST) results. This is the third year in which both the…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Credit, Think Tank

What Happens When A Star Fund Manager Leave?

How the mighty have fallen. Earlier this month, the once towering Total Return Fund of Pacific Investment Management Co. hit a milestone. Mary Childs of Bloomberg News observed that Pimco’s “flagship fund fell below $100 billion in assets for the first time in more than eight years, leaving it with about a third of the money it…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds

Coming this month: Tesla’s Model X

Tesla’s Musk Says First Model X SUVs to Be Delivered Sept. 29

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Corporate Management, Video, Weekend