Presidential Candidate O’Malley Unleashes Wall Street Crackdown Manifesto
The 10-page manifesto by former Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland promises to boost regulators' budgets and punish misbehaving banks more harshly.
Six Banks to Pay $5.8 Billion, 5 Plead Guilty to Market Rigging
The charges and settlement are tied to the banks' manipulation of foreign-exchange trading, according to the Justice Department.
Enforcement: Deutsche Bank to Pay $2.4B Over LIBOR Manipulation
Meanwhile, RBC will pay $1.4 million to FINRA for failing to follow its own guidelines, resulting in unsuitable sales.
Rivlin: Fed’s Real Challenge Is Preventing Another Financial Collapse
Biggest worry isn’t when Fed will raise rates, but how it should help identify threats to financial stability, said former Fed vice chairwoman Alice Rivlin.
Volcker Urges Merging Regulators
Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker is pushing for a change that would put at least one top regulator out of business.
CFTC Promotes SmartCheck Week to Fight Financial Fraud
Why investors should do background checks on the people they invest with.
6 Areas of Regulatory Focus From a Former FINRA Exec
What do “Birdman” and broker-dealers have in common?
SEC Budget Boost Not Enough for Advisor Exams: Investor Advocate
In report to Congress, Investor Advocate Fleming also said "reverse churning" of clients in wrap fee accounts needed to be aggressively policed.
The SEC Is Broken
A decades-old law and the origin of new commissioners stymies consensus building and rulemaking at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
What's Next for the Fiduciary Standard?
While the industry awaits a decision by the SEC on whether it will move forward with a uniform fiduciary rule for brokers and advisors, fiduciary advocates will engage this month in a debate about the importance of the two fiduciary rulemakings being considered by the SEC and the DOL.