More SEC Articles

  • SEC is going easy on fraud: commissioner

    Luis Aguilar, one of the five SEC commissioners, issued an unusual dissent to the SEC's punishment of an accountant, calling the decisions a "wrist slap at best."

  • SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday voted to require financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, to give investors details on borrowers' credit records and income. The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted the...

  • Regulators OK overhaul of credit rating agencies

    The Securities and Exchange Commission voted to adopt two rules intended to prevent weak or fraudulent loans from being bundled into securities and sold to investors, including an overhaul of the way that rating agencies work.

  • Bank of America settles for record $17 billion in mortgage inquiry

    The Department of Justice said that it would be the single largest settlement with a U.S. business in history. The agreement includes $9.65 billion in cash paid out to federal and state agencies, and nearly $7 billion in consumer relief to borrowers hurt by the mortgage crisis.

  • SEC examining 'alternative' mutual funds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are scrutinizing a type of mutual fund that's potentially riskier than conventional funds and is growing in popularity, prompting concerns over possible harm to ordinary investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission has disclosed that it's conducting a...

  • Dodd-Frank at war with itself

    The difficulty of Dodd-Frank implementation is not primarily the regulators' fault; the problem comes from Dodd-Frank's determination to rely on government regulation as a cure for government policy distortions. Instead, let's work on getting rid of the distortions that encourage people to behave...

  • SEC needs to rethink its rules on proxy advisory firms

    On June 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued new rules clarifying the duties of proxy advisory firms that guide institutional investors voting their equity shares. Left unresolved by the SEC is an April rulemaking petition by business groups that asked the agency to reconsider its...

  • Derivatives regulator CFTC's 'revolving door' move to industry group criticized

    An outgoing commissioner of the regulatory agency that oversees derivatives contracts will become the CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, a trade group for firms that engage in derivatives transactions, according to a statement from the ISDA Wednesday.



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