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US Senate Names Former Morgan Stanley Economist Berner as OFR Director

The US Senate has named former Morgan Stanley executive Richard Berner as the first director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR). The OFR was set up under the Dodd-Frank legislation within the US Treasury Department and charged with tasks such as the development of a global legal entity identifier (LEI) system that will improve…

Virginie’s Blog – Musical Chairs

It seems that 2011 has been another year filled with management shakeups, M&A activity and high profile exits and entrances within the vendor and practitioner communities. EDM solution vendors and data vendors in particular seem to have engaged in an ongoing game of musical chairs, not least of which has been the continued reshuffling at…

From the Trenches

The benefit of operating on the ground is, of course, that you get to figure what’s really going on. None of this learning vicariously through various media, like this one. The real deal. And so it wasn’t long after touching down in New York – well Newark, actually, after an 18-hour haul courtesy of Continental…