• A Chicago Event, New Links And Comments

    By • Mar 21st, 2008 • Category: Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sarbanes-Oxley, Subprime


    Unfortunately, I’ve had to cancel my live visit to Washington DC for the US Chamber’s Capital Markets Summit. 

    Under the circumstances, I am sure it will be a blast, but Chicago client requirements will keep me here. I will be blogging about it and hope to get some nuggets for you and beat Edith to the punch for a change…

    I was planning on having a New York Happy Hour during my trip, but that will have to wait. A Washington DC one is warranted also, as I have almost as many readers in DC as in New York/New Jersey.

    In the meantime, we’ll have one here in Chicago next Friday.
    Join me Friday March 28 for a drink at Erie Cafe. I’ll be there from 5:00 to 7:00.
    The antipasti and calamari is on me.
    Cash bar.
    Drop me an email and let me know you’re coming!

    Some recent posts have received additional commentary on other blogs:

    “Hot on the heels of Toronto’s union issue, I hear of more strike actions, this time in New York, New York, as Francine reports.

    I wish I could say that I’m shocked to hear that yet another union drive is facing intimidation from management, but Aramark has a pretty lousy track record. I still recall the many, many union and student actions against Aramark and Sodexho in my university days.”

    Dennis Howlett at AccMan comments on my mail from Kerma Partners:

    “Francine has long argued that the world’s largest companies need coordinated global coverage. I agree. However, what Kerma seem to be implying is that this is an illusion. It follows that for the many companies not needing that same level of cover, the Big 4 represent little more than an opportunity to associate with a brand. This comes over time and again when you look at how many of the FTSE 350 are audited by non-Big Four firms and the degree of campaigning the Big 4 are prepared to undertake in order to protect their hegemony…”


    Hits Happen!  All it takes is a little comment on the WSJ Law Blog.  Wow.  When it rains, it pours.
    The I Love Big 4 blog likes my list of banks and their Big 4 auditors.  Their graphic is even better than the one I chose!
    And,  I made a comment on the SOxFirst blog regarding Bear Stearns and Sarbanes-Oxley.   Don”t shoot the tool, string up the tools that didn’t act as stewards over their shareholders’ interests, including the interests of their own employees.


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    1. I suggested this decades ago.

    2. SEE YOU THERE!!!!