Archive for the ‘Writing for Others’ Category

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.



More On My Reuters Breakingviews Column: The Andersen Tax Name Grab

By • Sep 8th, 2014

The news that a tax consulting firm made up of ex-Andersen partners would take the Andersen name garnered much media attention, as you might expect. It says something—but maybe not what the firm’s partners think— that so many years after the destruction of Arthur Andersen by criminal indictment—thirteen years—so many people care.



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.



Jeff Connaughton’s “The Payoff: Why Wall Street Always Wins” – A Book Review

By • Sep 7th, 2012

Jeff Connaughton’s new book, “The Payoff: Why Wall Street Always Wins”, is a must read during the Presidential election season.



A Book Review: Models.Behaving.Badly. By Emanuel Derman

By • Nov 21st, 2011

One of the wonders of Twitter is the people you meet. You can write the tool off as talk, talk but it’s been a wonderful window to new worlds for me. People I would have never imagined knowing are in my life because we can gauge common interests passively. Which interests you reveal are entirely […]