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FDIC Official Defends Bank Capital, Swaps Rule

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-A top bank regulator dismissed a fellow policy maker's calls to alter a new rule requiring that large banks hold extra capital, disagreeing with concerns the requirements may have the unintended effect of undermining the safety of the multitrillion-dollar swaps market. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Citigroup to back proxy access for investors

marketwatch.com — WASHINGTON-- Citigroup Inc. is taking steps to more easily allow shareholders to nominate directors at the bank, a spokesman said, joining a group of U.S. companies that have moved to open up their corporate elections this year.

Citigroup to Back ‘Proxy Access’ for Investors

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-Citigroup Inc. is taking steps to more easily allow shareholders to nominate directors at the bank, a spokesman said, joining a group of U.S. companies that have moved to open up their corporate elections this year.

Obama to Back New Rules for Brokers on Retirement Accounts

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-The Obama administration is expected to endorse new rules on Monday aimed at eliminating conflicts of interest among brokers and other financial retirement advisers, taking aim at practices critics say lead to excessive fees that eat into investment returns.

Retirement-Account Standards May Tighten

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-Brokers who recommend retirement-account investments would have to put their clients' interests ahead of personal gain under rules expected to be endorsed by the Obama administration as soon as next week. At present, the brokers' recommendations for 401(k) plans and other retirement accounts generally have to be "suitable," a weaker standard that critics say permits high fees that eat into investors' returns.

U.S. regulators revive work on incentive-pay rules

marketwatch.com — WASHINGTON - U.S. financial regulators are focusing renewed attention on Wall Street pay and are designing rules to curb compensation packages that could encourage excessive risk taking. Regulators are considering requiring certain employees within Wall Street firms hand back bonuses for egregious blunders or fraud as part of incentive compensation rules the 2010 Dodd-Frank law mandated be written, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

U.S. Regulators Revive Work on Incentive-Pay Rules

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-U.S. financial regulators are focusing renewed attention on Wall Street pay and are designing rules to curb compensation packages that could encourage excessive risk taking. Regulators are considering requiring certain employees within Wall Street firms hand back bonuses for egregious blunders or fraud as part of incentive compensation rules the 2010 Dodd-Frank law mandated be written, according to people familiar with the...

New rules on bank capital and swaps clearing set to clash

efinancialnews.com — A new rule requiring banks to hold extra capital against all the assets on their books may have the unintended effect of undermining a central plank of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law aimed at boosting the safety of the multitrillion-dollar swaps market, a top regulator warned Thursday.

Bank Capital Rule May Clash With Effort on Swaps Safety

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-A new rule requiring banks to hold extra capital against all the assets on their books may have the unintended effect of undermining a central plank of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law aimed at boosting the safety of the multitrillion-dollar swaps market, a top regulator warned Thursday.

U.S., Europe Hit Impasse Over Rules on Derivatives

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-U.S. and European policy makers have hit a snag in their postcrisis efforts to coordinate on international rules for derivatives, which played a central role in the 2008 meltdown. The two sides are at loggerheads over the regulation of clearinghouses-entities that are supposed to help prevent a market-wide collapse by ensuring either party in a derivatives transaction would get paid if the other side falters.
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Mar 05, 2015

RT @BrianHershberg: How the New York Fed came to lose its lead role as the regulator of Wall Street --> on.wsj.com/1zMgdqU, via @WSJCen…

Mar 05, 2015

We're winning the war against lobster! MT: @LobstertruckDC: The snow took its toll. Sadly, the lobsters won't roll, again.

Mar 05, 2015

Why are "Cardinal" titles used as middle names? Asking for a Jewish friend.

Mar 05, 2015

RT @chris_rexrode: Just a few hours 'til Stress Tests, Round 1. Meet the man tasked with making sure #Citi doesn't fail (again) @WSJ on.wsj.com/1BUaYwQ

Mar 05, 2015

"Cockroaching":1-in-4 ex-Stratton Oakmont brokers still in industry worked for 1 or more brokerages expelled by FINRA on.wsj.com/1aMwpDQ

Mar 05, 2015

RT @SMTuffy: Fed has a little known committee that has secretly taken over bank regulation. Weird that people call the Fed opaque on.wsj.com/1zMgdqU

Mar 04, 2015

RT @CritterDJ: So is someone making "Tobogganing Without Representation" t-shirts for tomorrow? #CapitolHillSledTeam

Mar 04, 2015

RT @BillSpindle: Qasem Soleiman has become #Iran's new public face in the Mideast as it flexes new clout beyond its borders on.wsj.com/1FbTg53 via @WSJ

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