Elizabeth A. Duke joined the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on August 5, 2008, to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2012. She continued to serve on the Board of Governors until August 31, 2013. Duke was on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond from 1998 to 2000. She was also the president of the Virginia Bankers Association from 1999 to 2000 and chair of the American Bankers Association from 2004 to 2005. Before her appointment to the Board of Governors, Duke was senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of TowneBank. Before that, she was an executive vice president at Wachovia Bank and an executive vice president at SouthTrust Bank. Earlier in her career, Duke was president and chief executive officer of Bank of Tidewater, based in Virginia Beach. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA) and from Old Dominion University (MA).
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K&L Gates, 19 September 2008
On September 17 and 18, 2008, in a series of emergency measures, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted two new rules, issued two orders (including a temporary ban on short sales in financial securities), amended Regulation SHO and Rule 10b-18, and announced enforcement initiatives aimed at preventing “naked” short selling and compelling disclosure of short positions. In the view of the SEC, but not of all observers, “naked” short selling and other manipulative trading practices have contributed to the recent turmoil in the markets and sudden declines in securities prices, particularly in the financial sector. “Naked” short selling is the practice of selling a security short without having borrowed the security.
Courthouse News Service, 5 September 2008
In a federal filing replete with lurid examples of document destruction, inside trading, naked greed, lies and market manipulation, the City of Baltimore joins the long list of plaintiffs demanding treble damages from Citigroup, UBS, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Lehman Bros., Wachovia and other banks that conspired to prop up the auction rate securities market, until it collapsed in a $300 billion rubble heap from which investors are still digging out.
Investment Executive, 13 September 2006
NYSE Regulation announced that it has disciplined five firms for a variety of rule violations.
J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. was disciplined for violation of SEC rules on short sales, NYSE order rules and supervisory violations. It consented without admitting or denying guilt to findings of operational deficiencies concerning Regulation SHO, violating NYSE order rules, and books and records and supervisory violations.
The Boston Globe cited by RGM Communications via Wayback, 31 January 2006
American Business Financial Services Inc. was a big business with serious problems long before it ended up on the bankruptcy liquidation scrap heap. The company’s line on its own slow-motion demise relied heavily on stock market conspiracy theories.
The Philadelphia subprime lender has filed several lawsuits claiming illegal market manipulation by investors trying to profit on the company’s woes. The latest version was filed last month in federal court in Delaware by its bankruptcy trustee against Boston Partners Asset Management.
Financial Wire cited by RGM Communications via Wayback, 11 May 2004
FinancialWire received a confidential email between a reporter and Stuart Z. Goldstein, Managing Director of Corporate Communications for the Depository Trust and Clearing Corp. in which Goldstein was represented as denying that a lawsuit filed by Nanopierce Technologies (OTCBB: NPCT) exists.
The chief spokesperson for the DTCC, whose board of directors represent a who’s who of financial entities, including Lehman Brothers (NYSE: LEH), Citigroup / Solomon Smith Barney’s Corporate Investment Bank (NYSE: C), and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MWD), was quoted as stating that the “lawsuit” did not exist and was simply “charges being leveled by internet crackpots.”