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A $3 Trillion Alarm Will Go Off At The SEC On January 18

Elisse Walter is an interesting choice to be the next top-dog at the SEC. She’s been at the Agency for six-years, so she knows where the bathrooms, and the dirty laundry can be found. She certainly looks mean enough for the job, but she has one big flaw on her […]
A $3 Trillion Alarm Will Go Off At The SEC On January 18
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Treasury Is Trying To Shame The SEC Into Doing Something About A Problem That Almost Brought Down The Global Economy

[credit provider=”mi2g” url=”http://www.mi2g.com/images/tsunami.jpg”] Yesterday, the Treasury’s Financial Security Oversight Council (FSOC) tried to act on one of biggest SEC failures since the financial crisis — regulating money market funds.Back in 2008 money market funds almost brought the global economy to its knees when the Reserve Fund, the U.S.’s biggest money […]
Treasury Is Trying To Shame The SEC Into Doing Something About A Problem That Almost Brought Down The Global Economy
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Here’s How The SEC Is Failing Individual Investors

[credit provider=”Business Insider”] We have passed an important milestone coming out of the financial crisis, though its watershed status has received surprisingly little notice. That milestone is the first significant test of how regulators (in this case, the SEC) approach individual investor protections in the post-crisis era.Several weeks ago, SEC […]
Here’s How The SEC Is Failing Individual Investors
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The Money Market Fund Sector Is A $2.6 Trillion Land Mine

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mine_sweep.jpg”] While the Libor scandal has got the attention of regulators, Gillian Tett thinks America’s money market funds are the weakest link in the country’s financial system that could have major implications for global financial markets.In a new Financial Times opinion piece, Tett points to a new […]
The Money Market Fund Sector Is A $2.6 Trillion Land Mine