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On Tuesday, April 14th, the DOL proposed a rule  to require all retirement investment advisers to act in their clients’ best interest, not put their own economic interests first.  That long overdue reform... Read More
Read this story by Dennis Kelleher on the Huffington Post here. The federal budget is a very big and complex document, but it sets out really important policies and spending priorities. Unfortunately, like the spending... Read More
Read this story by Dennis Kelleher on The Huffington Post here. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was confronted with a so-called "Harvard study" at a Senate Appropriations committee hearing on March 3rd, and will... Read More
On Wednesday March 25, President and CEO Dennis Kelleher will testify before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs at a hearing entitled “FSOC Accountability: Nonbank ... Read More
On Wednesday March 25, President and CEO Dennis Kelleher will testify before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs at a hearing entitled “FSOC Accountability: Nonbank ... Read More
On Wednesday March 25, President and CEO Dennis Kelleher will testify before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs at a hearing entitled “FSOC Accountability: Nonbank ... Read More
Dennis Kelleher and Irina Leonova      Wall Street propaganda works in mysterious ways.  A key part of it is the claim that, if the too-big-to-fail banks were required to have enough equity (misleadingly... Read More
Another industry-purchased “study” attempting to prevent the Department of Labor (DOL) from proposing a rule to stop conflicts of interest and require advisers to act in the best interests of savers was released... Read More
The crash of 2008 was the biggest financial crash since 1929 and directly caused the worst economy since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Those twin calamities are going to cost the US more than $12.8 trillion dollars.... Read More
The Dodd-Frank Act requires the Federal Reserve (Fed) to evaluate banks with assets of at least $50 billion more closely than those with fewer assets. Currently only 38 of the approximately 6,500 banks in the United States... Read More
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

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