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Zach Carter

Jeff Merkley Wants You To Know He Stood Up To Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) told HuffPost that he sees the finalization of regulation that banned Wall Street speculation with taxpayer m...

Controversial Wall Street Reform Rule Nearing Completion

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

By Douwe Miedema NEW YORK, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. swaps regulator said on Monday he would share a draft of the Volcke...

Financial Watchdog To Resign

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business

Oct 1 (Reuters) - The head of enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, David Meister, is expected to step down as early as Tuesday, t...

Shahien Nasiripour

The Next Derivatives Regulator?

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

The White House is considering Elizabeth Ritter, a longtime lawyer at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to replace Gary Gensler as the chief U...

Filling the International Financial Reform Leadership Void

Blanche Lincoln | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Blanche Lincoln

Our objective must be to reach an international agreement that allows the U.S. to recognize foreign regulatory regimes. The time has come for U.S. and foreign regulators to follow Chairman Gensler's lead and finish the job.

European Attacks on U.S. Regulators Must Not Be Allowed to Weaken U.S. Derivatives Rules

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

This is little more than a brazen attempt to bully U.S. regulators into delaying and weakening U.S. rules, which, as Senator Elizabeth Warren has pointed out, must not happen.

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Set To Purge Top Wall Street Foe

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is poised to nominate Amanda Renteria, a former Senate staffer, to replace Gary Gensler atop the main U.S. derivatives regulato...

Shahien Nasiripour

Wall Street Wins Again As Regulator Waters Down Trading Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.16.2013 | Business

The U.S. regulator overseeing the derivatives market is set to retreat from an ambitious proposal that would have increased competition in the swaps ...

Top Regulator Rips 'Unsustainable' Libor Rate

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business

* Benchmarks should be based on transactions-Gensler * Should also apply to oil, gold markets-Gensler (Recasts lead, adds Gensler o...

Eleazar David Melendez

Market Regulator Considers Watering Down Rules Meant To Prevent Another Collapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

The federal regulator overseeing trading in derivatives -- an opaque realm worth hundreds of trillions of dollars at the center of the global financia...

Major U.S. Regulator On Libor: 'It Is Time For A New Or Revised Benchmark'

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business

* U.S. derivatives watchdog says change or drop benchmark * CFTC head urges use of real rates, not estimates for benchmark ...

Wall Street And Washington Share Millions Of Dollars, Lot Of People

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.30.2012 | Business

The close relationship between Wall Street and Washington belies their 200 mile separation and theoretically differing goals. By spending money on...

Top U.S. Regulator On Libor Scandal: 'We're All Losers'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.13.2012 | Business

You may not do any banking in London. You may not have ever been to London. But Gary Gensler is pretty sure the London interbank offering rate affects...

D.M. Levine

Market Regulator: We're Failing To Catch The 'Cheetahs'

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

Regulators are trying to catch up with the "cheetahs." That's the nickname bestowed upon high-frequency traders by Bart Chilton, a commissioner at the...

Barney Frank: Republican Lawmakers Have 'Terrible Priorities'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

A proposal to slash funding for a major financial regulator is being met with strong criticism. Representative Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democr...

Top Regulator: Congress 'Sides With Wall Street'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

In the ongoing struggle to shield ordinary Americans from the risks and excesses of big banks, Congress can be counted on to stand with... the big ban...

Wall Street Reform: Taking a Knife to a Gunfight

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

If Congress is truly serious about banking reform, it needs more than just well-intentioned laws: it also needs the right people to enforce those laws, it needs to give those people the resources they require to do their job properly, and it needs to pay them decently.

D.M. Levine

"Outgunned"

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business

Two of the most important financial regulators in the country have a message for Congress: We need more money. At a hearing before the Senate Bank...

Ex-Wall St. Trader Imprisoned For Threatening To 'Kill' Top Regulator

Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

You might think that being a top financial regulator is a dry job, or that it’s never dangerous. You might then be wrong. Vincent McCrudden,...

Regulator Adopts New Rules In Aim To Prevent Another MF Global-Like Collapse

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business

* CFTC finalized next slate of Dodd-Frank rules * Measures include protecting customer collateral, Volcker rule * Gensl...

MF Global Revelations Keep Getting Worse

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

How long does it take to find more than $600 million to $1.2 billion of customers' money? MF Global's books seem so messed up that one person couldn't have created this chaos alone.

CFTC Chairman Gensler Says He'd Be 'Distraction' In MF Global Probe

AP | By EILEEN AJ CONNELLY and DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- A regulator says he withdrew from an investigation of Jon Corzine's collapsed securities firm to avoid being a "distraction." Gary Gensle...

Top Regulator Decides Against Participating In MF Global Review

Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (Christopher Doering) - The head of the U.S. futures regulator working on a sweeping review into the business practices of failed futur...

SEC Chair Says Cuts Could Have 'Profound Impact' On Agency

The New York Times | BEN PROTESS | Posted 07.05.2011 | Business

Financial regulators asked lawmakers on Wednesday for more money to enforce dozens of new rules and oversee Wall Street. ...

Ryan Grim

Leahy Presses Obama To Name Key Reformer To Swaps Panel

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is lobbying President Obama to appoint Sean Cota, a Vermont business owner and an advocate of the regulation ...