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Covering how Washington regulates Wall Street (or doesn't) for The Wall Street Journal. DC via ATL and Central Fla. andrew.ackerman@wsj.com

Regulators Sound Alarm on High-Frequency Trading Firms

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-Rapid-fire trading firms' use of increasingly complicated computerized trading programs may pose risks to the financial system, global regulators said in a report Thursday. Although high-frequency trading firms are said to have helped lower investors' trading costs overall, the speed of their trading has fueled concerns about the rapid pace at which risk can accumulate during the day at financial firms-risk that could...

House Lawmaker Presses SEC Chief on Bond-Market Liquidity

blogs.wsj.com — WASHINGTON - A key House Republican is pressing Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White for details on how her agency is addressing concerns about a shortage of liquidity in the multi-trillion dollar bond market. Rep.

SEC proposes executive compensation rules

marketwatch.com — WASHINGTON--A divided Securities and Exchange Commission floated new rules to require publicly traded companies to make it easier for shareholders to determine whether top executives' compensation is aligned with the firm's financial performance. The SEC voted 3-2 Wednesday to propose rules that would force about 6,000 publicly traded companies to tell investors how the pay of top management tracked the firm's financial results.

SEC Votes 3-2 to Propose Executive-Compensation Rules

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-A divided Securities and Exchange Commission floated new rules to require publicly traded companies to make it easier for shareholders to determine whether top executives' compensation is aligned with the firm's financial performance. The SEC voted 3-2 Wednesday to propose rules that would force about 6,000 publicly traded companies to tell investors how the pay of top management tracked the firm's financial results.

SEC set to propose new rules on executive compensation

marketwatch.com — WASHINGTON - Securities regulators want publicly traded companies to make it easier for shareholders to determine whether top executives' compensation is aligned with the firm's financial performance. On Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission is set to propose long-awaited rules that would force thousands of companies to tell investors how the pay of top management tracked the firm's financial results.

SEC Is Set to Propose New Rules on Executive Compensation

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-Securities regulators want publicly traded companies to make it easier for shareholders to determine whether top executives' compensation is aligned with the firm's financial performance. On Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission is set to propose long-awaited rules that would force thousands of companies to tell investors how the pay of top management tracked the firm's financial results.

‘Flash Crash’ investigators likely overlooked clues

marketwatch.com — Investigators overlooked evidence given to them just hours after the 2010 "flash crash" that could have enabled them to uncover the strategies of Navinder Sarao, the trader now accused of helping cause the violent selloff in stocks that day, according to members of a committee that oversaw the investigation.

‘Flash Crash’ Trader Arrest Exposes Regulatory Shortcomings

blogs.wsj.com — WASHINGTON-Tuesday's arrest of a London-based futures trader is raising fresh questions about regulators' ability to monitor markets at a time when rapid-fire trading has exposed vulnerabilities to the financial system. Navinder Singh Sarao was charged with manipulating financial markets and contributing to the swift drop in hundreds of stocks on May 6, 2010, an event that came to be known as the "flash crash."

Fed Is Expected to Shift on Muni Bonds

wsj.com — In a change of heart, the Federal Reserve will allow big U.S. banks to use some municipal bonds to meet new rules aimed at ensuring they have enough cash during a financial-market meltdown.

U.S. sets tighter standards on brokers advising on retirement accounts

marketwatch.com — WASHINGTON--The Obama administration has proposed tougher standards for financial professionals paid to give retirement advice, a move likely to intensify complaints from Wall Street groups that say the rules will limit options for small savers.
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May 04, 2015

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May 04, 2015

Memory of ‘Flash Crash’ Weighs on Markets and Regulators on.wsj.com/1I6aHaL

May 01, 2015

Six Baltimore police officers to be charged in Freddie Gray death on.wsj.com/1GNhx6e

May 01, 2015

Delaying fixed-income trade reporting? "A crazy solution for a nonexistent problem in financial markets" bloombergview.com/articles/2015-…

May 01, 2015

What do these have in common: Cowboy boots, floor enamel, Ginsu knives, pizza-delivery bags?on.wsj.com/1GzKQng pic.twitter.com/ZGeGUuiQzI

May 01, 2015

Apple Store crowds a real problem for a group of New Yorkers who live on the Upper East Side pic.twitter.com/uSjfHaMg2f

May 01, 2015

Super PACs are now handling basic tasks of campaigning, such as voter outreach on.wsj.com/1I1YfKy pic.twitter.com/kQEwxWLwOY

Apr 30, 2015

"Bad Actor": Banks find loophole around restrictions on hedge-fund sales on.wsj.com/1I1VMja

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