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Watchdog Says CFTC Violated Federal Law on Office Leases

wsj.com — DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Government Accountability Office says CFTC unlawfully kept track of multi-year leases costs WASHINGTON-A congressional watchdog rebuked the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Thursday, saying the agency violated federal law over the manner in which it kept track of multi-year lease costs for its offices.
Feb 04, 2016

Watchdog Says CFTC Violated Federal Law on Office Leases on.wsj.com/1QfNtzj via @WSJ

Feb 04, 2016

Watchdog Says CFTC Violated Federal Law on Office Leases on.wsj.com/1QfNtzj

CFTC’s Bowen Pushes to Toughen Penalties for Offenders

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Agency official also points out efforts at enforcement are hampered by limited funding WASHINGTON-A top Commodity Futures Trading Commission official says her agency needs the power to impose much-larger penalties on financial firms and individuals that commit fraud.
Feb 04, 2016

CFTC’s Bowen pushes to toughen penalties for offenders on.wsj.com/1QeYCAv

Feb 04, 2016

CFTC commissioner pushes to toughen penalties, says enforcement staff like ant required to do mammoth tasks on.wsj.com/1QeYCAv via @WSJ

SEC Seeks to Ramp Up Investment-Adviser Inspections With New Hires

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-The Securities and Exchange Commission is adding 100 compliance examiners devoted to inspecting financial planners, money managers and other investment advisers, the largest increase in recent years, according to people familiar with the matter. The 20% increase in the number of inspectors, to about 630, is aimed at addressing the agency's inability to conduct frequent inspections of investment advisers, these people...
Jan 29, 2016

The SEC is adding 100 compliance examiners as it ramps up investment-adviser inspections. on.wsj.com/1PZuPMf via @amacker

Jan 29, 2016

SEC adding 100 compliance examiners devoted to investment advisers on.wsj.com/1KgavcP

Jan 29, 2016

RT @amacker: SEC adding 100 compliance examiners devoted to investment advisers on.wsj.com/1KgavcP

Jan 29, 2016

RT @amacker: SEC adding 100 compliance examiners devoted to investment advisers on.wsj.com/1KgavcP

Jan 30, 2016

Biggest increase ever! SEC adding 100 compliance examiners for money managers and other investment advisers on.wsj.com/1KgavcP

SEC Invite List Offends NYSE, Nasdaq

blogs.wsj.com — WASHINGTON - An exclusive group of heavyweights is chosen to deliberate over an obscure, yet crucial, policy matter. Two players who didn't make the membership cut take offense, and spurn an invitation to join the discussion. It's the stuff of classic Washington power politics intrigue.
Jan 29, 2016

.@NYSE & @NASDAQ are boycotting an SEC advisory panel's deliberations because they weren't given seats on the panel. on.wsj.com/1KKA809

Jan 29, 2016

RT @amacker: .@NYSE & @NASDAQ are boycotting an SEC advisory panel's deliberations because they weren't given seats on the panel. https://t…

Jan 30, 2016

SEC Invite List Offends NYSE, Nasdaq on.wsj.com/1KKA809 I fear they doth protest too much...

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Former SEC Fund Norm Champ Chief Joins Kirkland & Ellis Law Firm

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-Norm Champ, who helped shepherd tighter restrictions for the $2.7 trillion money-market mutual-fund industry, is joining the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Mr. Champ, who was head of the SEC's division of investment management until early 2015, will join the firm's private-funds group based in New York.
Jan 27, 2016

ExSEC Fund Chief @NormBChamp's book on his 5 years at the SEC is tentatively called "Going Public." on.wsj.com/1PjvhIV

SEC Chief: Board Diversity Is a Priority for Agency in 2016

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Mary Jo White outlines agenda with initiatives focusing on director diversity, executive compensation Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White outlined on Tuesday a busy agenda for what is likely to be her final full year at the helm of the SEC, with a range of initiatives focusing on boardroom diversity and executive compensation.
Jan 26, 2016

The SEC hired a CAT tsar--title is CAT "program manager," who reports to Dave Shillman & formerly managed Midas wsj.com/articles/sec-c…

Jan 27, 2016

"If you really care about the race and gender of board members open the annual report, page toward the back, and … on.wsj.com/1ZSPEho

Jan 27, 2016

SEC Chief: Board Diversity Is a Priority for Agency in 2016 on.wsj.com/1nxd4x7 via @WSJ

Jan 28, 2016

RT @AliciaRitcey: SEC Chief: Board Diversity Is a Priority for Agency in 2016 on.wsj.com/1nxd4x7

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Banks Feel Heat on Climate-Change Issue

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-Socially minded investors are taking on a new target in their fight against climate change: big banks. Some banks, including Bank of America Corp. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., are being pressed to disclose more about lending to firms that contribute to greenhouse-gas emissions. These investors have filed nonbinding...
Jan 25, 2016

Our take from a couple years ago about the push to get banks to disclose more about climate risks. wsj.com/articles/SB100…

Donald Trump Welcomes a Bloomberg Presidential Bid

blogs.wsj.com — Michael Bloomberg's possible foray into the 2016 presidential race drew support from an unlikely corner: Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner whose candidacy is said to have inspired a potential bid from the former New York mayor. Mr. Trump said he welcomed the possibility of running against the fellow billionaire.
Jan 24, 2016

Donald Trump Welcomes a Bloomberg Presidential Bid on.wsj.com/1UkEtwx

Senate Democrats Renew Push for Corporate Disclosure of Political Spending

blogs.wsj.com — Top Senate Democrats are stepping up pressure on the Securities and Exchange Commission to get the ball rolling on new rules to require corporations to disclose their political contributions, despite a new law that prevents the agency from finalizing such a measure this year. Four Democrats - Sens.
Jan 21, 2016

RT @WSJPolitics: Senate Democrats Renew Push for Corporate Disclosure of Political Spending on.wsj.com/1Tatbww

Jan 22, 2016

RT @ArthurLevitt: Senate Dems renew push 4 corporate disclosure political spending. on.wsj.com/1S8a3ON via @WSJPolitics SEC bows to political reality

Jan 22, 2016

Senate Democrats renew their push for corporate disclosure of political spending -- to crickets from the SEC on.wsj.com/1S8a3ON

Jan 22, 2016

RT @davidamichaels: Occasionally I wonder if Mary Jo White's very last speech as SEC chairman will reveal her personal view on this blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/…

IEX CEO Vows to Fight Efforts to Water Down Exchange Request

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-IEX Group Inc., the upstart trading venue that says it wants to level the playing field between investors and high-frequency traders, is planning to fight efforts to change how it operates as it tries to become a full-fledged stock exchange, its chief executive said.
Jan 20, 2016

IEX CEO vows to fight efforts to water down exchange request on.wsj.com/1T5gvqN

Jan 20, 2016

RT @amacker: IEX CEO vows to fight efforts to water down exchange request on.wsj.com/1T5gvqN

Jan 20, 2016

RT @amacker: IEX CEO vows to fight efforts to water down exchange request on.wsj.com/1T5gvqN

Jan 20, 2016

RT @ThemisSal: .@iex says dont water me down man. 100 proof fix. top shelf. the good stuff. wsj.com/articles/iex-c…

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Feb 07, 2016

RT @BenDiPietro1: i would buy anything helen mirren is selling, even if it was an IBS drug #shesthatgood #SB50Ethics

Feb 07, 2016

Drug industry launches ad campaign designed to improve its reputation with lawmakers on.wsj.com/1QPoxBL

Feb 07, 2016

Aren't enough ads that mention "diarrhea" a half dozen times.

Feb 07, 2016

@peteschroeder probably helped that I couldn't hear Chris Martin

Feb 07, 2016

@tyillc also fair to ask why it took CFTC 18 months after Massad became chair to propose reporting specs

Feb 07, 2016

CFTCs Massad faults industry for lackluster swaps data wsj.com/articles/cftc-…

Feb 06, 2016

RT @AshLeeStrong: Larry David on @nbcsnl. Great tv night for political nerds.


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