Category Archives: 3 Opinion

Former US Comptroller General Joins Marketcore

  Former US Comptroller General Joins Marketcore Greenwich, Conn., Oct. 17, 2013/PRNewswire/  Marketcore.com, Inc. is proud to announce and welcome the Honorable David M Walker, former Comptroller General of the United States and CEO of the U.S. Government Accountability Office … Continue reading

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“It’s Time to Change the World” – NAIC Director of Regulatory Services and Director of The Center for Insurance Policy and Research Picks Marketcore

[Excerpted from The Regulator® newsletter of the Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society, Winter 2013]   It’s Time to Change the World by Eric C. Nordman Since I assumed another leadership role at the beginning of 2012, I have had some amazing … Continue reading

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Marketcore methods named in CRS report

Marketcore inventive methods again named in a CRS report… for “facilitat[ing] valuations for complex risk transfers” February 6, 2013 In November 2012, at an annual meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Center for Insurance Policy Research (NAIC/CIRP), regulators … Continue reading

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AIG’s downfall and the transparency of derivatives

The following letter to the editor by Michael Erlanger appeared in the August issue of Rough Notes in response to Kevin Hennosy’s article in the June 2011 issue of Rough Notes, “Supervision & Regulation Aren’t the Same” : I read with … Continue reading

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The New SEC Consolidated Audit Trail Rule Doesn’t Go Far Enough

The SEC has proposed a rule that would “require national securities exchanges and national securities associations (“self-regulatory organizations” or “SROs”) to act jointly in developing a national market system (“NMS”) plan to develop, implement, and maintain a consolidated order tracking … Continue reading

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Marketcore, Inc. Answers FINRA’s Call for a Unified Single Regulator

NEW YORK, N.Y., October 30, 2009 – On Tuesday October 27, at the annual meeting of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association in New York, Richard Ketchum, Chairman of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), called for the creation … Continue reading

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How Marketcore Could Help the SEC Fulfill Its Mandate

The Office of Risk Assessment of the Securities and Exchange Commission is responsible for coordinating the SEC’s risk management program. It goes without saying that it’s not an easy job. The following report was one of many provided to the … Continue reading

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Delivering Transparency to NCOIL

The day after we testified before National Conference of Insurance Legislators on the subject of Credit Default Swaps, we sent the following letter to the committee: January 25, 2009 To the Members of the NCOIL Financial Services & Investment Products … Continue reading

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Transparency in Financial Markets

The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) describes itself as “the voice of state legislators on Capitol Hill” and “the only organization of its kind dedicated exclusively to promoting sound insurance public policy,” with the purpose “to help legislators make … Continue reading

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Evaluating Asset Risk

The following presentation to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) was made in October, 2008 at the request of their Executive Management, and as part of Marketcore’s advisory work for them. Evaluating Asset Risk WHAT IS THE PROBLEM TODAY? … Continue reading

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