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Financial Regulation

Investment Crowdfunding Welcomes the New Crowd

Jorge Newbery | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Investment crowdfunding leaders will convene in Chicago next week to welcome the 96% of Americans who until now haven't been able to participate in this innovative new form of investing.

Ben Walsh

Private Equity Firm Threatened To 'Gut' Whistleblower 'Like A Carp,' Lawsuit Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business

Private equity firm TPG Capital was sued Thursday by its former head of public affairs, who alleges his bosses threatened to ruin his career, fired hi...

Fifty Shades of White: Raising Equity from the Public by Start-ups

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 03.31.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

Arming the mid-size companies with a new funding channel might trigger the valuations hike further, imposing the notorious "bubble" the VCs like to talk about. Don't underestimate the power of billboards or TV commercials with investment offerings.

Guess What Happened When JPMorgan's CEO Visited Elizabeth Warren's Office

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A meeting between Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jamie Dimon deteriorated almost immediately after the JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO vi...

Ben Walsh

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Proposes New Payday Lending Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau will consider new rules covering payday loans, agency head Richard Cordray said Thursday in a statement. The pr...

Equity Crowdfunding Is Dead -- Long Live Equity Crowdfunding

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 03.16.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

In life, whatever it is we are seeking will not arrive in the form we are expecting. Such is the case with raising equity in a post JOBS Act market -- something that fascinated but at the same time confused many business owners.

Zach Carter

Congress Revives Gingrich-Era Law To Thwart Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress aim to revamp an anti-regulatory law from the Newt Gingrich era in an effort to paralyze new financial, environm...

Zach Carter

Senate Democrats Join GOP Attack On Financial and Environmental Regulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four Senate Democrats are working with Republicans to help the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other GOP-affiliated lobbying groups undermi...

Jason Linkins

This Day In Anonymous Sourcery: Area Source Concerned Elizabeth Warren Might Get Mad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

It's a bit early into 2015, but I think we already have a strong contender for Anonymous Source Of The Year. Our promising entrant appears near the to...

House Votes To Delay Regulations To Protect The Public By Ten Years Or More

Sidney Shapiro | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Sidney Shapiro

We pay, and the corporations who caused the problem have higher profits. The Regulatory Accountability Act is not about government accountability; it's about the allocation of who pays, with taxpayers ultimately footing the bill.

Ben Walsh

Jamie Dimon Says Banks Are Under Assault As He Announces $4.9 Billion Profit

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business

We should all do so well while under assault.

Zach Carter

Jim Himes Thinks Deregulating $100 Billion In Risky Debt Is 'A Tweak

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) on Thursday defended an 11-point Wall Street deregulation bill that his own party defeated on the House floor t...

How Austerity Economics Turned Europe Into the Hunger Games

Lynn Parramore | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

A nasty strain of austerity capitalism has taken over Europe, leaving broken lives in its wake. Researchers Servaas Storm and C.W.M. Naastepad consider how things got so bad, what role economists and misguided policy-makers have played, and how to change course.

Brinksmanship and the Return of Financial Crisis

Wallace Turbeville | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Wallace Turbeville

A government shutdown once again loomed, and familiar deadlines and ultimatums flew around Washington. And Congress just used the threat to loosen the rules created in the wake of the financial crisis, a victory for Wall Street banks in their constant and well-funded campaign against reform.

Ben Walsh

JPMorgan's $22 Billion Shortfall Is Basically An Illusion

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business

$22 billion sounds like a lot, but in the context of J.P. Morgan’s hugely profitable business, it’s not a high hurdle for the bank to overcome.

3 Banking Regulations We Can't Let Republicans Take Away

Keith Mestrich | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Keith Mestrich

Republicans have already signaled that one of their first priorities will be to repeal or cripple regulations that are supposed to keep our economy stable, protect Americans' money and jobs, and prevent Wall Street consumer fraud and abuse.

GE and Apple Do It, So Is Offshore Planning Really All That Taboo?

Andre Bourque | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

Offshore accounts have made headlines recently, with 51 global jurisdictions agreeing to automatically share and exchange details of tax data. Included in this agreement is information on offshore accounts and their operational procedures.

A Financial Services Marketing Girl's Guide To Surviving A Compliance Conference

April Rudin | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
April Rudin

Our audience looked shell-shocked although it was only the morning of day 2. Deer in the headlights-I think I was the only one in the room smiling. How could I lighten their load? This is not a funeral nor a death sentence I thought. 6 years later, has anything really changed?

Secret Tapes Suggest Regulators At JPMorgan Were Blocked From Doing Their Jobs

ProPublica | Jake Bernstein | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business

This story originally appeared on ProPublica: As the Federal Reserve Bank of New York moved to beef up its oversight of Wall Street two years ago, ...

Ben Walsh

No, Regulation Is Not Keeping Banks From Making Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business

Michael Bloomberg on Monday told a room full of bankers, traders, and investors that financial regulation was hurting their profitability and the U.S....

Ben Walsh

Hank Greenberg Sued The Government For Bailing Out AIG, And He Actually Might Win

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business

Of all the crazy things people have said about former AIG chief Hank Greenberg's lawsuit claiming the insurance giant's financial-crisis bailout wasn't good enough, the craziest was that he just might win.

Ben Walsh

Financial 'Experts' No Better At Finance Than Normal Humans

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business

Knowing more about finance does not lead to better financial decisions. In fact, some of the most supposedly knowledgeable people in finance -- mutual-fund managers -- don't make better financial decisions than other people.

A Regulator Finally Gets It Right: CFPB Hits A Bad Bank Where It Hurts

The Fiscal Times | David Dayen | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

After This American Life recently removed the mystery from the New York Federal Reserve’s cozy relationship with Goldman Sachs, multiple writers hav...

Ben Walsh

The Fed Is Even Afraid To Ask Goldman Sachs The Easy Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business

There's a startling moment in the recently released audio recordings of Goldman Sachs bankers talking to their regulators at the Federal Reserve Bank ...

Can Regulation Provide Global Financial Stability?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Achieving financial stability will continue to require risk management skills, good governance, personal ethics, and, above all, courage to act to prevent further deterioration of finance.