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SEC Proposes Broadened Corporate ‘Clawback’ Rule

wsj.com — Panel votes 3-2 to force companies to revoke bonuses if statements contain errors WASHINGTON-U.S. securities regulators proposed rules requiring public companies to "claw back" some of their top executives' compensation if their firms' financial statements later turn out to have contained errors.

CFTC Targets Swaps Loophole

wsj.com — Proposed rule tightens restrictions on overseas units of U.S. banks WASHINGTON-U.S. swaps regulators sought to close a legal loophole that allowed American banks to shift some of their business overseas to avoid tough U.S. rules. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Monday voted 4-0 to propose tighter restrictions on certain swaps booked by overseas branches of U.S.

SEC Chief Calls for New Corporate-Ballot Rules

wsj.com — Rules would make it easier for activist investors to put director nominees in front of shareholders WASHINGTON-Wall Street's top securities cop gave a boost to activist investors on Thursday by backing new rules that would make it easier for investors to put their nominees for corporate directors in front of shareholders.

Financial Firms Seek to Scale Back ‘Best Interest’ Proposal

wsj.com — Financial firms are pushing policy makers to scale back key portions of a controversial Obama administration plan that would impose new standards on brokers and insurance agents paid to give retirement advice, according to industry officials.

The SEC’s Recruiting Problem: Its Former Officials

blogs.wsj.com — WASHINGTON-As the Obama administration looks to fill a vacancy on the Securities and Exchange Commission, a potential hurdle has emerged from an unexpected source: former SEC officials who are warning candidates that the agency has become dysfunctional.

CFTC Aims to Close Swaps Loophole for Large U.S. Banks

wsj.com — Tighter restrictions eyed for overseas units included on U.S. parents' financial statements WASHINGTON-The overseas units of large U.S. banks would face tougher restrictions on their swaps trading under steps proposed by a top U.S. regulator. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Timothy Massad, in a speech, proposed requiring offshore units of large American banks to adhere to CFTC rules even in cases where the units' U.S.

SEC Bickering Stalls Mary Jo White’s Agenda

wsj.com — Mary Jo White took the helm of the Securities and Exchange Commission vowing to "expeditiously" finalize its mountain of postcrisis rules. Two years later, that pledge has been thwarted by bickering among its five members. The slow pace of progress has singled Ms. White out for criticism from both Republicans and Democrats, who have faulted her leadership or her approach to regulation and enforcement.

SEC Eyes Broadened ‘Clawback’ Restrictions

wsj.com — Firms whose financial statements contain errors may have to revoke some executives' pay WASHINGTON-U.S. companies whose financial statements contain errors may soon have to "claw back" some of their top executives' compensation as a result.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Sharply Criticizes SEC Chairman in Letter

wsj.com — SEC Chairman Mary Jo White: Warren's 'Mischaracterization' Unfortunate WASHINGTON-Sen. Elizabeth Warren isn't pleased with Wall Street's top cop. The Massachusetts Democrat on Tuesday sharply criticized Mary Jo White, saying her tenure as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission has been "extremely disappointing" and that she "appears" to have broken promises made to lawmakers during her confirmation...

Fed Proposes Relaxing Rules Affecting Municipal Bonds

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-Large U.S. banks will be able use some municipal bonds to meet new postcrisis rules aimed at ensuring they have enough cash during a financial-market meltdown under relaxed rules proposed by the Federal Reserve.
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RT @ArthurLevitt: SEC proposes broadened corporate ‘clawback’ rules on.wsj.com/1C9EJKN via @WSJ 2 Commissioners voting against proposal are dead wrong

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