The chairman of the SEC, Mary Schapiro, is stepping down after a term that dealt with the consequences of the financial crisis.
The results of a two-year SEC study on investors is in: Americans fail at financial literacy, but the SEC has suggestions for communicating with us.
The SEC voted on and passed a new rule for the oil and mining industry and a rule on conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
On Wednesday, the Securities Exchange Commission adopted a new rule defining who needs to be regulated in the over-the-counter swaps market.
In mid-January, the SEC requested comments from the public on financial literacy and investor disclosure issues. The Dodd-Frank Act mandated that the SEC conduct this study to identify investors’ levels of financial literacy and come up with ways of improving disclosure materials pertaining to investment products, services and providers. They also must identify the most
While hundreds of bank failures have drained the FDIC’s Deposit Insurance Fund over the past four years, members across the banking industry may have a reason to celebrate. Over the next five years, the FDIC estimates losses of $19 billion due to bank failures, according to a report released last week. Wait, is that the good news?
A year after the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law, the Securities and Exchange Commission has plowed through many of the studies that the act required and has proposed or adopted rules for the 90 provisions requiring them, the SEC website reports. One of those provisions empowered the SEC
It’s been a tough year for the Dodd-Frank Act. Not only is the House of Representatives working to undo investor protections, the judiciary is as well. On Friday, July 2, an appeals court threw out the proxy access rule set by the Securities and Exchange Commission as empowered by the Dodd-Frank Act, the Los Angeles
Five prominent consumer advocacy groups have banded together to protest a federal agency’s decision to ignore a significant new law intended to help clean up the regulatory mess that contributed to the U.S. financial meltdown several years ago. In a lengthy letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Center for
Last year’s Dodd-Frank Act included a provision to give shareholders in publicly-traded companies the power to vote on executive compensation. The financial reform bill also required certain companies, including publicly-traded companies, companies issuing debt instruments and companies required to file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, to report the ratio between executive compensation and worker