Financial Regulatory Forum

Weak U.S. legal oversight puts burden on compliance pros to protect their firms, author says

By Guest Contributor
September 4, 2012

By Stuart Gittleman

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) - An inadequate government and industry response to the financial crisis will require compliance professionals to do more to protect their firms, customers and colleagues, Jeff Connaughton, who said he saw firsthand how reform withered in Congress, has told Compliance Complete.

from Tales from the Trail:

Think brussels sprouts and cauliflower are agricultural commodities? Think again.

October 19, 2010

While the financial bailouts tossed to automakers, banks and other groups during the recent economic crisis left a funny taste in the mouth of some Americans, one former U.S. regulator hopes efforts to prevent another panic doesn't go rotten.

U.S. rebuffing big banks’ push to exit bailout early

By Reuters Staff
September 15, 2009

By Karey Wutkowski and Steve Eder
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Some of the largest U.S. banks will remain in the government’s financial bailout program for months, as officials do not expect to grant the next wave of exit approvals until near the end of the year, according to a source familiar with the matter. (more…)

US Senate Commerce panel head seeks GM/Chrysler audit

By Reuters Staff
July 24, 2009

WASHINGTONTerminated Chrysler dealer, July 24 (Reuters) – Congress turned up the heat on General Motors Corp and Chrysler Group with a senior lawmaker calling for a U.S. Treasury Department review of decisions to cut more than 2,000 dealers. (more…)