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SEC Poised to Complete CEO-Pay Ratio Rule

wsj.com — Securities regulators are poised to complete rules requiring companies to disclose the pay gap between chief executives and employees, putting in place a measure without broad exclusions sought by companies, people familiar with the deliberations said Monday.
Jul 27, 2015

SCOOP: SEC poised to complete CEO-pay ratio rule without big changes sought by companies on.wsj.com/1LOt99B pic.twitter.com/CvGUVHJZBl

Jul 27, 2015

One of the bigger Dodd-Frank projects still looming out there: wsj.com/articles/sec-p…

Jul 27, 2015

RT @amacker: SCOOP: SEC poised to complete CEO-pay ratio rule without big changes sought by companies on.wsj.com/1LOt99B pic.twitter.com/CvGUVHJZBl

Jul 27, 2015

SEC poised to do something it rarely does: complete mandated rule makings. on.wsj.com/1LOt99B

Jul 27, 2015

RT @SECFootballnew: SEC Poised to Complete CEO-Pay Ratio Rule - WSJ - Wall Street Journal dlvr.it/Bfynkb

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Dodd Frank Creators on Wall Street Reform, Five Years Later

wsj.com — The Dodd-Frank regulatory overhaul, the most sweeping financial legislation in a generation, turns five this week. Debate over the law's impact continues to rage. Proponents say it made the financial system safer by making banks less risky. Detractors say the law has hurt smaller banks and hamstrung the economy.
Jul 20, 2015

RT @WSJmarkets: Dodd-Frank's Dodd on law's critics, 5 years later: They 'couldn't organize a two-car funeral' on.wsj.com/1Mjp3HZ pic.twitter.com/VWtYZwfqpn

Jul 19, 2015

RT @WSJ: What do Dodd and Frank think about their namesake law five years later? Check out our Q&A: on.wsj.com/1IcYvre http://t.co/PWck…

Jul 19, 2015

RT @WSJ: What do Dodd and Frank think about their namesake law five years later? Check out our Q&A: on.wsj.com/1IcYvre http://t.co/PWck…

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Mary Jo White Responds to Sen. Warren Criticisms of SEC

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-One month ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren laid into Mary Jo White 's running of the Securities and Exchange Commission. On Friday, Ms. White punched back. In a letter to Ms. Warren released Friday, Ms. White denied the agency had been soft in punishing wrongdoers, saying the commission brought a record number of enforcement cases-as well as a record amount of fines-in the most recently completed fiscal year.
Jul 10, 2015

Last month @SenWarren laid into Mary Jo White's running of the SEC. On Friday, White punched back. on.wsj.com/1K08eyD

Jul 10, 2015

RT @amacker: Last month @SenWarren laid into Mary Jo White's running of the SEC. On Friday, White punched back. on.wsj.com/1K08eyD

Jul 13, 2015

Last month, Liz Warren laid into Mary Jo White's SEC tenure. On Friday, MJW punched back. on.wsj.com/1K08eyD

Ex-SEC Chairman Criticizes NYSE Handling of Glitch

blogs.wsj.com — WASHINGTON- A former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission is faulting the New York Stock Exchange for its handling of a nearly four-hour trading glitch Wednesday, saying the exchange should have done a better job preparing for the mishap and communicating with investors.
Jul 09, 2015

Ex-SEC Chief Harvey Pitt has some harsh words for NYSE over its handling of yesterday's glitch on.wsj.com/1JWXgty pic.twitter.com/IreyfE2KSr

Jul 09, 2015

Ex-SEC Chair Harvey Pitt had some harsh words for NYSE over its handling of yesterday's glitch on.wsj.com/1JWXgty pic.twitter.com/ghHdBQaAdO

Jul 09, 2015

Ex-SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt had some harsh words for NYSE over its handling of yesterday's glitch on.wsj.com/1JWXgty via @WSJMoneyBeat

Jul 09, 2015

Ex-SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt had some harsh words for NYSE over its handling of yesterday's glitch on.wsj.com/1JWXgty via @WSJMoneyBeat

Jul 09, 2015

Ex-SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt had some harsh words for NYSE over its handling of yesterday's glitch on.wsj.com/1JWXgty via @WSJMoneyBeat

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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.
Jul 01, 2015

A mere five years after Dodd-Frank, the SEC got around to proposing all its executive comp rules. on.wsj.com/1C9EJKN

Jul 02, 2015

RT @ArthurLevitt: SEC proposes broadened corporate ‘clawback’ rules on.wsj.com/1C9EJKN via @WSJ 2 Commissioners voting against proposal are dead wrong

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.
Jun 25, 2015

SEC Chief Calls for New Corporate-Ballot Rules on.wsj.com/1IAIghZ remember the universal ballot? via @amacker @WSJ

Jun 25, 2015

Investors may get more firepower in battling a company's board nominees. on.wsj.com/1IAIghZ

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.
Jun 17, 2015

RT @BarbaraRoper1: MetLife CEO thinks the same rules should apply to managing people's money as apply to selling cars. on.wsj.com/1TtDLhK @ourretirement

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.
Jun 11, 2015

The SEC’s Recruiting Problem: Its Former Officials on.wsj.com/1I7lpu3

Jun 11, 2015

The SEC has a recruiting problem: Its former officials are telling potential hires not to take the job on.wsj.com/1I7lpu3

Jun 11, 2015

RT @erikholmwsj: The SEC has a recruiting problem: Its former officials are telling potential hires not to take the job on.wsj.com/1I7lpu3

Jun 11, 2015

RT @erikholmwsj: The SEC has a recruiting problem: Its former officials are telling potential hires not to take the job on.wsj.com/1I7lpu3

Jun 11, 2015

WSJ: "Former SEC officials who are warning [potential job] candidates that the agency has become dysfunctional." blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015…

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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.
Jun 09, 2015

CFTC aims to close swaps loophole for large U.S. banks on.wsj.com/1FGKTO9

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Jul 31, 2015

Hillary will call for lifting embargo against Cuba on.wsj.com/1DeYqRF

Jul 31, 2015

Alpine competitions will be held in Zhangjiakou, which the Chinese say is “a mere” 180 kilometers away from Beijing on.wsj.com/1DdZtl8

Jul 31, 2015

RT @jennystrasburg: The political sirs & spin of London banking flackery - Barclays. via @HarrietAgnew FT.com http://t.co/q…

Jul 31, 2015

RT @dumav: U.S. Banks Take Global Lead - they "are the only ones that really claim to be global and successful.” wsj.com/articles/u-s-b…

Jul 30, 2015

Obama administration asks Supreme Court to review insider-trading ruling on.wsj.com/1DcncSy

Jul 30, 2015

"The frequent trips to Spain are time consuming..." | Sheila Bair resigns from Santander board on.ft.com/1LTh3vZ pic.twitter.com/yPGz9uf5yR

Jul 30, 2015

"It’s like Paris in the jungle." | Suitcase found close to suspected MH370 debris on.wsj.com/1IsrDod

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