Former Securities and Exchange Commission member Paul Atkins resigned from the congressional panel overseeing the Troubled Asset Relief Fund, becoming the fourth Republican to leave the panel since its creation in 2008.
Using a secret enforcement tool, federal regulators in 2005 tried to limit the growth of Vineyard Bank, which was making commercial real estate loans in Southern California at almost double the rate of its peers.
The location of the National Credit Union Administration suits its place in the hierarchy of U.S. financial regulators. Unlike its better-known peers, which are all clustered near the Capitol or the White House, the agency is a 20-minute drive from downtown Washington in good traffic.
Elisse Walter, who has spent the past four years as Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro’s closest confidant and behind-the-scenes adviser, will soon step into the spotlight that she has mostly shunned in trying to help her close friend succeed.
Securities and Exchange Commission member Daniel Gallagher says the Federal Reserve is pushing even deeper onto his agency’s turf than Congress intended when it rewrote the rules of financial regulation three years ago.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. former manager David Sokol exercised poor judgment yet may not have broken insider-trading laws by buying stock in a company he later proposed as a takeover target to Chairman Warren Buffett , legal experts said.
U.S. derivatives regulators approved restrictions on how brokers can invest customer funds, acting on a delayed rule after as much as $1.2 billion went missing before MF Global Holdings Ltd. sought bankruptcy protection.