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Shocking but true: all 11 of Wall Street's biggest too-big-to-fail banks just flunked a key test, proving that they still pose a huge, needless and unacceptable risk to US taxpayers, the financial system and the economy... Read More
A relatively new Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is clearly doing her best to look out for the interests of the American people and the U.S. economy.  Kara Stein has recently taken some very... Read More
Killing public trust and reeking of conflicts of interest, senior government officials cashing in and influence peddling are out of control and must be limited by law. CFTC Commissioner O’Malia’s spin through... Read More
On Wednesday July 23, 2014, the SEC plans to adopt a final rule implementing changes in the regulation of money market funds (“MMFs”).  The SEC issued its proposed rule in June 2013, but it was grossly... Read More
Dennis Kelleher, President and CEO In an interview earlier this week, President Obama said the job of reigning in Wall Street’s biggest banks and protecting American families from financial crashes and more bailouts... Read More
Wall Street's latest gambit to avoid sensible and modest financial reform rules is to pretend that they are not guaranteeing their overseas affiliates.  This is great for Wall Street, which gets around the rules,... Read More
The Department of Labor will soon propose a rule that will go a long way toward limiting the conflicts of interests and exposing the hidden fees that are draining the savings of millions of American workers and retirees... Read More
At a forum hosted by UCLA's Hammer Museum, Dennis Kelleher, president and CEO of Better Markets, Inc., and Wallace Turbeville, senior fellow at Demos, discussed why the United States, unlike other... Read More
Systemic risk and the investment professional Speech to the New York Society of Security Analysts, NYC May 1, 2014 By Robert Jenkins, FSIP   The Age of Asset Management The CFA’s Future of Finance initiative... Read More
West Coast Friends, Better Markets President Dennis Kelleher will be speaking tonight at a Hammer Forum event at the UCLA Hammer Museum. He will be talking about "From Wall Street to Main Street:  The Need for... Read More
The CFTC is the derivatives cop on the Wall Street beat.  Indeed, it is the only agency standing between Main Street and Wall Street’s reckless, high risk derivatives gambling that will cause another financial... Read More
By Dennis Kelleher, President and CEO of Better Markets It is no surprise that Michael Lewis’ new book "Flash Boys" ignited a firestorm or, as a couple of the most knowledgeable observers called it, “... Read More
Sunday night, March 30th, 60 Minutes did a story on market structure, computer trading and Michael Lewis's new book "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," which was released March 31.  This show (... Read More
The Commodity Futures Trading Commisson (CFTC) has enormous responsibilities for protecting the American people from another devistating financial crisis: it is the primary derivatives regulator in the U.S. and is in charge... Read More
The President's budget request seeks grossly insufficient funding for the CFTC as we stated here, but CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton issued a blistering statement detailing exactly why it is so bad and his full must-read... Read More
The movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” was very controversial from the start and that may have been the reason it failed to win an Oscar.  Leonardo DiCaprio’s portrayal of a “boiler room”... Read More
Fact Sheet: The CLO Debate Is Just the Latest Wall Street Attack on the Volcker Rule                      ... Read More
  “The Watchdog that Didn’t Bark,” a new book by Dean Starkman, examines why the financial media failed to report on the looming financial crash before it was too late. The editor of the Columbia... Read More
  The George Polk Awards in Journalism have been described by one journalist as “one of only a couple of journalism prizes that means anything.” The Center for Public Integrity, a nonpartisan... Read More