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Pence's Pay-To-Play Problem

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

When Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump chose Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, he dealt a potentially serious blow to his fundraising prospects, lawyers are saying.

After Tricking James Bond And Being Arrested For Fraud, Cary Peterson Is Back With A New PAC

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Cary Peterson spent all of May behind bars in New Jersey, arrested for securities fraud and sending handwritten complaints to the district court about the difficulty of using prison phones. He spent June getting out on bail and creating a new super PAC.

Facebook May Not Be Zuckerberg-Controlled Forever

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 06.03.2016 | Technology

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's board has proposed removing Mark Zuckerberg's majority voting control in the event of the social media giant's chief execut...

SEC To Ban Transfers With Histories Of Sexual Assault Or Stalking

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 06.01.2016 | Sports

The Southeastern Conference is slated to greenlight a rule barring student-athletes with “histor[ies] of sexual assault, stalking or interpersonal v...

The SEC Is AWOL on Puerto Rico

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

There have been numerous high-profile allegations of misconduct regarding the structuring, sales and trading of some of Puerto Rico's bonds. The SEC is supposed to be in the investor and issuer protection business. It's time for them to get to work.

5 Market Problems the SEC Can Help Solve Through Regulation S-K

Jean Rogers | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Jean Rogers

Because the management of sustainability issues influences corporate success, the information that is "material" to investors is rapidly changing, much like the world around it. And as a result, corporate disclosure must evolve.

Laremy Tunsil Shouldn’t Be Decried For Needing Money To Pay His Mom’s Gas Bill

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 04.29.2016 | Sports

Thursday’s draft was supposed to mark a new beginning for Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss’ former crown jewel and one of the most highly touted players of...

The SEC Needs to Approve IEX's Market Solution

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Our public securities markets are essential for companies large and small to access capital and for our economy to grow.

While the SEC Ignores Climate Change Risks, Others Step Up

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Only SEC action can raise the baseline of climate reporting to protect investors, and prevent laggards like Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway from claiming--with little evidence to back up their claims--that they do not face climate risks.

Government Watchdog Will Review Panama Papers For Potential U.S. Connections

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will review the leaked "Panama Papers" exposing holders of thousands of hidden bank a...

5 Legitimate Reasons To Have An Offshore Company

The Editors Of Live and Invest Overseas | Posted 04.05.2016 | Fifty
The Editors Of Live and Invest Overseas

By Lief Simon The term "offshore" is much in the news right now and not in a good way. It's being associated with illicit activities by corrupt pol...

Elizabeth Warren Just Launched A New Attack On Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate financial firms for allegedly making misleading st...

Elizabeth Warren: Why Have Wall Street Execs Not Been Prosecuted?

Quora | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Quora

After the financial crisis, where were the full-scale public investigations? Where were the armies of auditors, seizing hard drives and poring over the financial statements? Where were the teams of regulators who were supposed to be checking the books all along?

Last Night's Debate: The Suddenly Cordial Donald Trump

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Trump's own supporters have been hoping that at long last Trump would act like the frontrunner, and last night he did.

The Whistleblowers' Third Lemon Award Is to Fannie and FHFA

William K. Black | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
William K. Black

The Bank Whistleblowers United's third weekly lemons award is made jointly to the Federal Housing Finance Agency and Fannie Mae (with a dishonorable mention to the federal judiciary). The award goes for these entities' indifference and even hostility to whistleblowers.

Indentured, Injustice and the NCAA

Don McNay | Posted 02.19.2016 | Sports
Don McNay

When I was at the point of giving up on my latest book, Brand New Man: My Weight Loss Journey, I called Nocera for advice. Fifteen minutes of his insights got me on the right path and the book will be released next week.

Investors Have A Big Opportunity for Accelerating Clean Energy

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Paris has built upon emerging shifts towards a cleaner, greener and far smarter development path for the 21st century. It has sent a clear, unequivocal and determined low carbon signal to markets and economic sectors everywhere: The course is irreversible, but the pace and breadth must now be the focus.

'Snow White' Banned From Qatari School Library

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.21.2016 | World

Once upon a time, a popular fairy tale was plucked from a school library in Qatar after an outraged parent complained that it was full of sexual innue...

SEC's Best Interest Standard in Name Only Is No Model for DOL

Barbara Roper | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Barbara Roper

One of the perplexing mysteries in the debate over the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule is why securities industry representatives are so adamantly opposed to the DOL rulemaking based on the exact same principles.

Start-ups Wars: The New Financing Force Awakens in 2016

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

2016 marks the start of a new era in venture financing and capital formation and if you are an entrepreneur searching the galaxy for capital, well, to borrow a Star Wars saying - May the Force be With You.

JPMorgan Chase Hit With Multi-Million Dollar Fine For Shady Investment Advice

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business

JPMorgan Chase will pay $307 million in fines after admitting it didn't properly tell customers about conflicts of interest in how it managed their mo...

Mitch McConnell Loses Campaign Finance Budget Fight

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A controversial proposal to allow unlimited financial coordination between candidates and political parties that was pushed by Senate Ma...

Congress Is About To Make Citizens United Even Worse

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is about to defund any efforts from a key federal agency to require American corporations to publicly disclose their political ...

Joe Biden Was A Bad Choice And Dems Are Lucky He Didn't Run

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. This week, Vice President Joe Biden announced he wasn't going to run for president. That's good for Democrats: Biden helped to crea...

Obama Officials Resurrect George W. Bush Deregulation Plan

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission has quietly resurrected a deregulation project from the George W. Bush administration, one with t...