Barney Frank Cheers FSOC for Role in Money Market Fund Overhaul
Before a House committee, Barney Frank commented on several controversial aspects of his namesake financial reform law, including one that makes him "nervous."
Kotlikoff: Investors at Risk of Wipeout, SIPC a Fraud
Economist Laurence Kotlikoff says all Americans should close their brokerage accounts immediately because of what he calls a massive insurance scam by the SIPC.
Dodd-Frank’s FSOC Under Fire as Americans Push for Wall Street Crackdown
Just as a poll shows Americans back tough regulations on Wall Street, regulators and lawmakers continue to sharply criticize the Financial Stability Oversight Council.
Garrett Brings NY Fed Into FSOC Issues
Rep. Scott Garrett is demanding that the New York Fed share with him any information it provides to the FSOC on nonbank SIFI designations.
House Committee Votes to Block SIFI Designations
The two bills would effectively shutter the FSOC for a year, but analysts give them little chance of becoming law.
House Seeks 6-Month Halt on SIFI Designations
House Financial Services will vote Thursday on a bill that would bar the FSOC from designating any financial institution as systemically significant for six months.
What Makes a Nonbank SIFI? GOP Lawmakers Demand Answers
“Both FSB and FSOC appear to take a ‘we-know-it-when-we-see-it’ approach” to identifying systemically risky firms, the House Republicans say in a letter.
Yellen, Not Debt Ceiling Debate, to Spark Washington Fireworks
While Yellen will face tough critics Tuesday, analysts are optimistic that a debt limit bill will pass prior to the Feb. 27 deadline.
Lawmakers: SEC Failed to Analyze Volcker Rule, Broke Federal Law
A congressional hearing on Wednesday focused on the unintended consequences of the Volcker Rule.
SEC Mulls Including Advisors as ‘Accredited’ Investors
"Professional certifications ... are among the possible supplemental or alternative criteria for qualifying as an accredited investor," says SEC Chief White.