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31 Aug 2013

Structured Finance Industry Group Challenges Use of Eminent Domain to Seize Mortgage Loans

EDT August 30, 2013 Nation's leading opponent of campaign finance restrictions also fought McCain-Feingold a decade ago and won Citizens United case for unlimited corporate spending Sen. Mitch McConnell has been a leading opponent of campaign finance laws. (Photo: Stephen Lance Dennee, AP) Story Highlights Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell gets time to argue Case is successor to Citizens United, McCain-Feingold SHARECONNECT 32 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has granted Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell oral argument time in a major campaign finance case being heard in early...



31 Aug 2013

OUR VIEW: Campaign finance laws need teeth

He was touted as a candidate for top financial jobs in his native Switzerland before he took the relatively low-key role at Zurich last year. He also sits on the boards of Royal Dutch Shell, Siemens and Investor AB. Ackermann has survived controversy before. In 2006, he paid 3.2 million euros, without admitting wrongdoing, to avoid trial in a dispute over payments to executives at telecoms firm Mannesmann, where he sat on the board of directors. One of few senior industry figures to keep his job through the current financial crisis, he became a forceful public advocate for the Swiss financial sector after leaving Deutsche.

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29 Aug 2013

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Northstar Realty Finance (NRF) Passes Through 9% Yield Mark

We don't want a German Europe but we want a strong Europe and that means every member state including Germany has to increase its competitiveness," Schaeuble said. "A stronger Europe means that everyone has to do its duty and not to ask for more money by others -- that's the wrong way to get a strong Europe, that's the wrong incentive." German FM: Greece needs until 2022 German FM: Eurozone in a better place His comments come ahead of the September 22 election,...



29 Aug 2013

Honda Canada Finance sells C$550 mln of notes - term sheet

* Citadel LLC, Virtu Financial, Two Sigma and RGM Advisors are among the companies bidding for E*Trade Financial Corp's market-making unit in a deal expected to be worth $100 million to $200 million, several sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Wednesday. * Institutional fixed-income trading platform providers Tradeweb and MarketAxess are among three bidders for BondDesk Group LLC in a deal that is expected to be valued up to $200 million, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters this week. * Verizon Communications Inc and Vodafone Group Plc have restarted talks over a possible buyout of the British firm's stake...



29 Aug 2013

He has until March 1, 2015, to pay the full amount of the fine, and if he complies with the agreement, which includes filing additional campaign finance reports with OCPF, an agreed suspended forfeiture of $10,000 would be waived. Among the specific violations, Silvia spent $25,800 directly from a bank account listed under the name of Colette Matarese, who the representative described as a longtime friend and companion. The account did not include any of Silvias personal funds even though he was added as a signatory in March 2012. OCPF said the use of Matareses money from the account represents an excess contribution above the $500 annually as allowed under state law. In a deposition from Matarese, she...



28 Aug 2013

Roughly 26,000 signatures are needed, and so far the group "Save our Libraries" has certified nearly 18,000. If the goal is met, voters would be asked in a straw ballot to form an independent library taxing district with no increase on the mileage cap. Also on the committee agenda is funding for the Mayport Ferry. Under Mayor Alvin Brown's current budget proposal, there is no funding for the ferry. Currently, it travels all year long between Naval Station Mayport and Hecksher Drive.

Think Finance Hires Craig A. Nies as Chief Analytics Officer

We don't want a German Europe but we want a strong Europe and that means every member state including Germany has to increase its...



28 Aug 2013

Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

The sale was a private placement. The issue included C$300 million ($286 million) of floating-rate notes due Dec. 3, 2015. The notes, which were priced at par, have a coupon rate of 42 basis points over the three-month Canadian Dealer Offered rate or CDOR.

Palm Beach Finance can pursue $1B Ponzi claim vs. GE Capital

history a behind those of Bernie Madoff and R. Allen Stanford . Palm Beach Finance was a set of investor funds that invested in Pettersa business operations. Petters created the illusion of massive deals in financing consumer electronic merchandise transactions, but most of the invoices were faked. Palm Beach...



27 Aug 2013

The sale was a private placement. The issue included C$300 million ($286 million) of floating-rate notes due Dec. 3, 2015. The notes, which were priced at par, have a coupon rate of 42 basis points over the three-month Canadian Dealer Offered rate or CDOR. Honda Canada Finance also sold C$250 million ($238 million)floating-rate notes due Dec.

Northstar Realty Finance (NRF) Passes Through 9% Yield Mark

PR Newswire ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 27, 2013 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Oxford Finance LLC ("Oxford"), a specialty finance firm that provides senior debt to life sciences and healthcare services companies, today announced that it closed a $5.5 million...



27 Aug 2013

ELFA releases Monthly Leasing and Finance Index for July.

** DDJ CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC The institutional investment manager appointed John O'Connor as senior vice president heading business development and client service. Connor joins DDJ from Morgan Stanley Investment Management where he was head of North American distribution. ** EVERBANK COMMERCIAL FINANCE INC The company, which provides asset-based lending and equipment financing, said Chris Ralston will join its technology team as a vice-president of business development. Ralston, to be based in San Francisco, will report to Jeff Teucke, general manager of the company's technology platform.

The MLFI-25 is released globally...



27 Aug 2013

NorRock Realty Finance Corporation Announces 2013 Semi-Annual Financial Results

Here are some questions Dorcely-Mohr says students should ask themselves when evaluating an internship opportunity: Was there a person you could contact or an online description you could review to understand the important elements of the business? How detailed was the job description? When the company called you for the interview, did you get screened or have the chance to ask a few basic questions, or did it seem like they were just scheduling another appointment? What was the application and interview process like? At every step of the process, an intern should be evaluating whether the organization is showing that they...