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  • BlackRock to Pimco Lobby Slows U.S. Move Toward Oversight

    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.

  • Economist Troske Replaces Paul Atkins on TARP Panel

    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.

  • Bank Failures Cost U.S. $88 Billion

    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.

  • Elisse Walter Steps Out of Schapiro Shadow Into SEC Chairmanship

    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.

  • SEC’s Gallagher Wants the Fed Back in its Regulatory Box

    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.

  • Investor Suits Challenged as Court Takes Halliburton Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court accepted a case with the potential to transform securities litigation, agreeing to reconsider a precedent that has served as the foundation for shareholder suits for the past 25 years.

  • JPMorgan Guilty Admission a Win for SEC’s Policy Shift

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in settling claims with JPMorgan Chase & Co. over its handling of a $6.2 billion trading loss, landed its biggest victory yet in fulfilling a pledge to force wrongdoers to admit guilt.

  • Sokol Seen as Showing Poor Judgment While Violating No Laws Over Lubrizol

    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.

  • SEC Lawyer Argues Stanford Victims Were SIPC ‘Customers’

    The Securities Investor Protection Corp., an industry fund that covers losses from brokerage firm failures, must compensate victims of Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme because they were customers of a U.S.-based brokerage, a government lawyer told an appeals court.

  • Commodities ‘MF Rule,’ Shrinking Loans, Insurers: Compliance

    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.

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