Financial Regulatory Forum

Goldman makes financial reform passage certain: John Kemp

April 17, 2010

      By John Kemp — John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The  views expressed are his own – 
   LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) – It is now virtually certain financial reform legislation will go sailing through the Senate, following the complaint filed against Goldman Sachs <GS.N> and an employee in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by the Securities and Exchange Commission this afternoon. (more…)

ANALYSIS – Obama tackles Wall Street reform in next big push

By Reuters Staff
March 25, 2010

By Caren Bohan

WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – Fresh from his victory on landmark healthcare legislation, U.S. President Barack Obama is ready to take on Wall Street.

U.S. futures regulator wants ‘Eddie Murphy’ insider-trading ban

By Reuters Staff
March 3, 2010

By Roberta Rampton and Charles Abbott

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) – The top U.S. futures regulator wants Congress to include as part of its financial regulatory reform package new securities-style firewalls and insider trading bans for commodities, the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Wednesday.

U.S. government to enhance municipal market regulation

By Reuters Staff
March 2, 2010

WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) – The Internal Revenue Service has agreed to work more closely with the Securities and Exchange Commission to regulate the U.S. municipal bond market, the IRS said on Tuesday, adding the two federal agencies had signed memorandum of understanding.

U.S. government to enhance municipal market regulation

March 2, 2010

    WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) – The Internal Revenue Service has agreed to work more closely with the Securities and Exchange Commission to regulate the U.S. municipal bond market, the IRS said on Tuesday, adding the two federal agencies had signed memorandum of understanding. (more…)

U.S. SEC delays plan to adopt IFRS

February 25, 2010

   By Rachelle Younglai
   WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) – U.S. securities regulators on Wednesday delayed plans to allow domestic companies to use international accounting standards because it will take businesses at least four years to switch to new rules. (more…)

SEC short-sale curb may apply to market makers -sources

February 24, 2010

   WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) – U.S. securities regulators are considering new short-sale restrictions with no exemptions for market makers, people familiar with the regulators’ plans said on Tuesday. (more…)

State Street says U.S. requested info on funds

February 23, 2010

   By Svea Herbst-Bayliss
   BOSTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – State Street Corp <STT.N> reported on Monday that federal securities regulators and federal prosecutors had asked it to supply information about several of its funds. (more…)

INTERVIEW – Proxy access for all, U.S. SEC Commissioner says

By Reuters Staff
February 9, 2010

By Rachelle Younglai

WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) – All publicly traded companies should be required to give shareholders a way to influence the composition of their corporate boards, a top U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission official said on Tuesday.

US SEC to mull short-sale curbs in coming weeks

By Reuters Staff
February 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) – U.S. securities regulators will consider short selling curbs in “coming weeks,” Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro said on Friday.