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After spending a decade in finance, Michael Volpe has been a freelance investigative journalist since 2009. His work has been published locally in the Chicago Reader, Chicago Crusader, Chicago Heights Patch, and New City. Nationally, Volpe's work has appeared in a wide variety of publications including the Washington Examiner, the Daily Caller, Crime Magazine, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Newsletter, and Counter Punch. Volpe has been recognized by whistleblowers as leading the charge in getting their stories out. His first book Prosecutors Gone Wild was published in October 2012, his second book The Definitive Dossier of PTSD in Whistleblowers was published in February 2013 and his third book Bullied to Death was published in August 2015.

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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

More Conference Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

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FIATECH

FIA’s Boca Conference Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus has caused the cancellation of a prominent futures trading conference. The Futures Industry Association (FIA) Boca Conference occurs every year in March. Boca 2020 was to be the 45th installment, according to FIA’s…

The House Financial Services Committee

Trade Group Weighs in On Mark-Up

[caption id="attachment_365204" align="alignleft" width="225"] Trade Group Weighs in On Mark-Up[/caption] All bills passed mark-up despite the opposition of the securities trade group against one of them.  The House Financial Services Committee held its mark-up on…

sifma

American Capital Markets Dominate

SIFMA, the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association, recently put out a report on American capital markets and this was one of their conclusions. “America’s capital markets are the strongest in the world, funding 65% of…

Swaps

Congress Ratchets Up Pressure on Swaps

U.S. Congress has now told European regulators directly not to mess with U.S. swaps transactions.  Earlier this month, members of the House Agriculture Committee’s Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee met with European financial regulators. …

Financial Transactions Tax

Bloomberg Favors Financial Transactions Tax

[caption id="attachment_364695" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mike Bloomberg[/caption] Mike Bloomberg became the third Democrat presidential candidate to call for a financial transactions tax.  Speaking with the New York Times, his campaign laid out its plan to rein…

The US Department of Justice

Bitcoin Used in Money Laundering Scheme

Bitcoin was used in another widespread criminal scheme. The US Department of Justice announced an indictment about a money laundering scheme which used the darknet and Bitcoin. “An Ohio man was arrested for his operation…

Cryptocurrencies

Crypto-Currency Scam Targets Physicians

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it has busted a crypto-currency scammer who targeted physicians. Here is part of their press release. “The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed charges against an Ohio-based businessman…

Global Universities

Global Universities Offer Trading Related Courses

[caption id="attachment_364389" align="alignleft" width="293"] Trading Related Courses[/caption] Some of the finest universities all over the globe are providing courses which traders may find interesting.  University of Oxford Algorithmic Trading Programme The University of Oxford was…

CFTC

Commissioner Stump Weighs in SWAPs

Commissioner Stump of Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) weighed in on the ongoing dispute over swaps regulation. Dawn Stump, a CFTC Commissioner, gave a speech at the FIA-SIFMA AMG Asset Management Derivative Forum. The event…