Financial Regulatory Forum

ANALYSIS – Democrats bet politics favor US financial reforms

By Reuters Staff
February 18, 2010

By Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – The next round of betting is near in a high-stakes game to tighten U.S. financial regulation and Democrats are wagering heavily on a hunch — that some Republicans cannot afford politically to block reform.

Facebook challenges financial regulators -FINRA

By Reuters Staff
October 28, 2009

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, delivers a keynote address at the company's annual conference in San Francisco, California July 23, 2008. Zuckerberg, 24, told an audience of 1,000 industry executives, software makers, media, and his mother and father at the conference here of plans to let Facebook features run on affiliated sites off the social network. REUTERS/Kimberly White (UNITED STATES) NEW YORK, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn raise “serious new challenges” for financial regulators, the head of the largest U.S. independent securities regulator said on Tuesday.

Obama warns Wall Street to get behind reforms

By Reuters Staff
September 14, 2009

By Caren BohanOnlookers gather outside the historic Federal Hall where U.S. President Barack Obama is speaking in the heart of Wall Street in New York September 14, 2009. Obama, marking a year since Lehman Brothers collapsed, urged financial firms Monday not to fight regulatory reform and urged Congress to pass his proposals by the end of the year.     REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES BUSINESS POLITICS)

NEW YORK, Sept 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama warned financial firms on Monday to heed the lessons of Lehman Brothers’ collapse a year ago and get behind a regulatory overhaul he wants Congress to pass this year.
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Regulators eye dark corners of U.S. stock market

By Reuters Staff
September 11, 2009

dark-pools-rtrbbh1_comp By Jonathan Spicer
NEW YORK, Sept 11 (Reuters) – In obscure corners of the U.S. stock market — where “flash orders,” “dark pools” and other controversial practices thrive — regulators are trying to shine a light to guard against unfair dealing.

Wall St bonuses spark outrage on Main Street USA

By Reuters Staff
September 9, 2009

main-street-wwwreuterscom By Steve Eder and Ed Stoddard
NEW YORK/EULESS, Texas, Sept 8 (Reuters) – All you have to do to feel the outrage over the continuing flow of bonuses on Wall Street is to take a walk down Main Street.