When former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) launched his presidential campaign on Saturday, his speech included shots at some of his better known rivals and one of the biggest names on Wall Street, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
Fox Business Network correspondent Charles Gasparino claims a lot of his sources have been talking about Martin O'Malley since the former Maryland governor launched his White House bid on Saturday. And Gasparino says Wall Street is angry with the Democratic presidential candidate.
Helen Davis Chaitman is a well-known attorney with extensive experience in the areas of lender liability, bankruptcy, bank fraud, RICO, professional malpractice, trusts and estates, and white collar defense. The National Law Journal named her as one of the nation's top ten litigators in 1995. Since early 2009, Ms. Chaitman has been an outspoken advocate for investors in Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (more here).
Yesterday, Max Baucus (D-MT) and Dave Camp (R-MI) introduced a tax reform bill that would force a new asset tax on big Wall Street banks, and naturally Wall Street isn't having it. The summary of the bill alone is about 200 pages, but for the Street, it all boils down to one simple, nasty debate that's been raging since the financial crisis. Either Wall Street banks are still too big to fail or they're not.
Eliot Spitzer has already proven that he can turn a less-than-sexy political office into a national conversation. If he wins the race for New York City Comptroller, you can expect him to do it again. It will be a new platform, but his foil will remain the same. As NYC Comptroller Eliot Spitzer would still direct his energies at reforming Wall Street politically and culturally.
The dearth of women in high-powered positions in the financial industry is far from secret. For the last two decades, ideas regarding how to increase the number of women in the corner office have bounced around think tanks, business schools, and even the industry itself. The notion that women simply do not have the hard edge necessary to succeed in finance is certainly a thing of the past.