Financial Regulatory Forum

Final text of Wall Street reform bill is posted by U.S. Congress

June 27, 2010

The House of Representatives Financial Services Committee has posted the text of the the Wall Street regulation overhaul agreed by U.S. House of Representatives and Senate negotiators on Friday. The bill is headed toward final congressional approval next week although implementation will be bogged down for months in regulatory rule-making.

Financial reform gives insurance a free ride

June 21, 2010

The following is a guest post by Marc Levinson, a  senior fellow for international business at the Council on Foreign Relations. The following opinions expressed are his own.

“Don’t fight the Fed” gets new meaning in Senate debate

May 13, 2010

By Rachelle Younglai and Kristina Cooke

WASHINGTON/PHILADELPHIA, May 12 (Reuters) – The shaping of the U.S. financial reform bill has given a new meaning to the old market adage “Don’t Fight the Fed.”

from The Great Debate:

SEC’s case against Goldman highlights need for Wall Street reform

April 22, 2010

-- Ed Mierzwinski is the longtime consumer program director of U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups. U.S. PIRG is a founding member of Americans for Financial Reform, an unprecedented coalition of over 250 labor, senior, civil rights, community and consumer organizations. --

Goldman sharply raised political, lobby spending

April 21, 2010

WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc aggressively increased political campaign donations and lobby spending in Congress in early 2010, as the financial reform debate gathered momentum, according to newly released official documents.

Top Republican senator, White House clash on financial reform

April 14, 2010
McConnell says 'No'

McConnell says 'No'

   By Kevin Drawbaugh
   WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) – The White House said “yes we can” on financial regulatory reform on Tuesday, while the top Republican in the U.S. Senate said “no we won’t.” (more…)

US’s Wolin defends fight for financial overhaul

April 13, 2010

USA/   WASHINGTON, April 12 (Reuters) – The Obama administration will resist any efforts to weaken a “comprehensive and strong” change to the way the U.S. financial system is regulated that lawmakers are now debating, Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin said on Monday. (more…)

Meeting on CDS market helps shape EU derivatives law – regulator

March 5, 2010

BRUSSELS, March 5 (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive body said a meeting on Friday with supervisors and investment industry officials has helped shape a planned law on derivatives due later in the year.

U.S. market regulators eye clearinghouse governance – CFTC’s Gensler

March 1, 2010

By Christopher Doering

WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) – Congress should give U.S. securities and futures regulators the authority to ensure clearinghouses are protected against conflicts of interest, the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Monday.

New Zealand aims to align tax rates, boost capital markets

February 18, 2010

WELLINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – New Zealand wants to align tax rates paid by company, individual and trusts to improve the country’s economic performance and is also looking at policies to boost its capital markets, government ministers said on Thursday.