Money: Warranting closer attention

Nic Cicutti on how higher risks can pay

ASB seeks more risk disclosure

Companies should disclose far more information about derivatives, such as swaps, forward contracts and options, and other financial instruments, the Accounting Standards Board says in proposals to be published today.

Walz escapes fine over Barings collapse but must pay pounds 5,000 costs

Mary Walz, the former Barings executive, has been reprimanded by the Securities and Futures Authority (SFA) and ordered to pay pounds 5,000 towards the regulator's costs. However, she has escaped a fine and has not been banned from working in the City.

Crest wins an eleventh-hour SIB reprieve

Crest, the City's new securities settlement system, won an eleventh-hour reprieve last night when its board decided to stick to a timetable of commissioning by next April.

Broker closes office after pounds 10,000 fine

Pilling & Co, a private client stockbroker, is closing its London office after being fined pounds 10,000 by the Securities and Futures Authority for "reckless trading" by one of its brokers.

SFA faces flak over chief executive rules

The Securities and Futures Authority is expected to come under fire from senior members following proposals yesterday that will make it easier to prosecute chief executives of troubled firms such as Barings.

SFA to tackle accountability at senior levels

New rules to be published today by the Securities and Futures Authority will make it easier to discipline senior executives of City firms such as Barings that get into serious trouble.

Firms may have to reveal derivative dealing

Companies will be required to disclose the extent to which they are using potentially ruinous derivatives and other financial instruments if proposals published by the Accounting Standards Board today are accepted.

SFA publishes punishments

SFA publishes punishments

LETTER: Homes before risks at Circle 33

From Mr Donald Hoodless

LSE to change listings rule


SFA to get tougher on 'unfit'


Currency crisis lifts Liffe

Currency crisis lifts Liffe

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Charles, a former derivatives trader, tells of the high-tension lives of those who live for `the deal'

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