• Archive for the ‘Writing for Others’ Category

    Mick Mulvaney, the CFPB and a “thing”

    By • Apr 29th, 2018

     Warning:  Coarse language, because we may get a lot of snow in Chicago but we’re no snowflakes. Last week I went to an American Bankers Association Conference for bank government relations executives. I wrote a story about some things that Mick Mulvaney, the interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (and also a cabinet member […]



    @MarketWatch: IEX Becomes an Exchange

    By • Jun 26th, 2016

    Word got out early that the SEC would approve IEX’s application to become a stock exchange on Friday the 17th. As usual, the leak traveled to the big media outlets earlier that week and then the rest of us waited for announcement from the SEC all day.



    Duped By Fake Documents? All In A Day’s Work For Some Journalists

    By • Jan 3rd, 2015

    I could not resist writing at Medium.com about the teen trader who recently duped a journalist from New York magazine into believing he had made $72 million trading gold and other alternative assets. It’s not like auditors don’t get fooled every day by fake documents.



    Update: The Shoemaker’s Children… The Big Four And Their Own Broker-Dealers

    By • Oct 27th, 2014

    Did you know that each of the Big Four audit firms and some of the next tier also run SEC-registered broker-dealers? You’ll never guess who audits them.



    McKenna At Medium: Two New Columns For the Bull Market Collection

    By • Oct 18th, 2014

    I’m part of a group effort at Medium.com called “Bull Market”. The first two columns are about taxes—the inversionist avoidance kind and one corporation’s horrible allergy to them.



    University of Chicago Booth Capital Ideas Magazine: Two New Articles

    By • Jun 22nd, 2014

    I have two articles in the University of Chicago Booth Capital Ideas Magazine Summer 2014 issue. One is about bank monitoring of private company financials and the other is about bank stress test disclosure. Their cover story, “Think you’re not a racist?” is also worth a close read.



    At The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Capital Ideas Blog: Stock Options Backdating And Stress Tests

    By • Apr 30th, 2014

    I’ve recently published two pieces for Chicago Booth Capital Ideas Blog on stock options backdating and bank stress test disclosure. Take a look!



    New Work Appearing At Al Jazeera Online

    By • Jan 30th, 2014

    Two new pieces, on ethics and investor protection, at Al Jazeera America Online.



    Writing For University of Chicago Booth School of Business Capital Ideas Magazine And Blog

    By • Jun 13th, 2013

    I’m writing for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Capital Ideas magazine and blog now, too. The purpose is to highlight faculty research.



    McKenna Finalist For UCLA’s Loeb Awards For Business Journalism

    By • May 19th, 2013

    I have been named a finalist for UCLA’s Gerald Loeb Awards for my work in Forbes magazine last year. I’m a “professional who writes” but also a professional writer and a journalist. You’ve been warned.