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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was confronted with a so-called "Harvard study" at a Senate Appropriations committee hearing March 3rd and will probably be asked about it again at the House Appropriations... Read More
"In America, after a lifetime of hard work, you should be able to retire with dignity and a sense of security." — President Obama Because of a “Retirement Advice Loophole” dating back to the... Read More
By Dennis Kelleher President and CEO of Better Markets President Obama, joined by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker and other leaders, announced a very important retirement security initiative: ending conflicts... Read More
The Long-Term Financing Agenda – The Way to Sustainable Growth? Finance Watch Conference February 4, 2015, Brussels, Belgium As Martin Wolf just discussed, we are at a cross roads due to slow or no growth.  I... Read More
“The Facts Missing from the Financial Reform Debate”   Dennis M. Kelleher Better Markets, Inc. President and CEO    “The Long-Term Financing Agenda – The Way to Sustainable Growth... Read More
Better Markets has argued for years that so-called "cost benefit analysis" is really little more than "industry-cost only analysis," which fails to properly and fully capture the costs and benefits to the... Read More
January 13, 2015 Dear Representative: As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes the public interest in the financial markets, we write to identify serious flaws in H.R. 185, which would deprive Americans of... Read More
Just weeks after receiving a green light to once again trade high-risk derivatives with taxpayer support in the 2014 Omnibus, Wall Street and their allies are seeking to carve another loophole in Dodd-Frank. This time they... Read More
As the headlines have made clear for years, JP Morgan Chase has a long RAP sheet of illegal conduct and, although overlooked, it includes enabling Bernie Madoff’s $64.8 billion Ponzi scheme, the largest in history,... Read More
Six years ago this week, Wall Street began imploding with the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The biggest banks started falling like dominoes, taking a big portion of our economy down with them. Ultimately, the 2008 financial... Read More
A terrific must-read story in The Boston Globe about Wall Street's secretly purchased influence in Washington, D.C. was somewhat mistitled as being about the "struggle for the Democratic Party's Soul.... Read More
Remarkably, Goldman Sachs, one of the richest, most powerful, politically connected (aka Government Sachs) too-big-to-fail Wall Street banks, has demonstrated a Teflon-like ability to bounce back from... Read More
  By Dennis Kelleher   A Wall Street financier has been nominated by the Obama administration for a senior, powerful position at the Treasury Department: Undersecretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance.... Read More
On Wednesday November 5th, 2014, Better Markets and GW Law School C-LEAF hosted an event to discuss whether or not the Dodd-Frank Act has ended the threat posed to our financial system by the too-big-to fail banks... Read More
By Dennis Kelleher The number one issue for voters in the 2014 mid-term elections was the economy, by far. Voters who said the economy was important to them voted 2 to 1 for Republicans. Tellingly, 5 out of 5 state... Read More
Dennis Kelleher The handful of the biggest too big to fail banks -- that still threaten the US financial system, economy and taxpayers due to their size, interconnectedness, lack of equity and high risk trading activities... Read More
By Stephen Hall, Securities Specialist at Better Markets   The final risk retention rule mandated under the Dodd-Frank law and released this week by federal regulators represents a step forward, but it still falls... Read More
By Irina Leonova, Banking Specialist at Better Markets   Watching the “public part” of the October 6th FSOC meeting was … painful. Regrettably, as we have said before, FSOC meetings make the... Read More

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