Monday, January 22, 2007

Bloomberg and Schumer publish McKinsey report on how global finance doesn't heart NY anymore

David Wighton of the Financial Times writes about it here. Apparently the report (which you can read all 130+ pages here on Chuck Schumer's website) says that New York could lose up to 7 per cent of its market share, equivalent to 60,000 jobs, over the next five years if current trends continue. As remedies, it proposes "clearer guidance on the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate governance rules, securities litigation reform, promoting the convergence of accounting standards, and easing visa restrictions on foreign professionals."

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