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Julie Miller was working in Pennsylvania for Wachovia when Wells Fargo took over the Charlotte bank in 2008 and began changing more than the name on its branches.  Miller said she watched with dismay as Wells Fargo... Read More
Ask Kweku Adoboli why bankers do not go to jail, and he would no doubt look surprised. A London-based trader at the Swiss bank UBS, Adoboli was jailed in November 2012 for what police described as the biggest fraud in UK... Read More
Four months before she jumped into the presidential race, Hillary Clinton spent a lunch hour in a Midtown New York City conference room huddling with a dozen of the world’s leading economists and left-leaning... Read More
There was a time when one had to wait at least 20 years between big banking crises. Perhaps this was because the generation that had learnt the hard way had to retire before the next crop could repeat the mistakes of their... Read More
Better Markets Fights to Protect Taxpayers by Restoring Accountability for Fraudsters: Better Markets submitted an amicus "friend of the court" brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of... Read More
Law360, New York (August 29, 2016, 1:47 PM ET) -- A Wall Street watchdog group on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take on a case seeking to overturn a Sixth Circuit decision that blocked a whistleblower suit... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 26, 2016 Contact: Nick Jacobs, 202-618-6430 or njacobs@bettermarkets.com **To read the full amicus brief click here** Washington, D.C. – Better Markets today... Read More
In the face of a fierce lobbying campaign, the U.S. Labor Department backed down in 2010 from a sweeping proposal to change how broker-dealers and investment advisers render advice on retirement accounts. Six years later,... Read More
Ripping off "Clients" is Still too Often the Business Model of too Many on Wall Street and the SEC Needs to Get Serious About Stopping it:  Yet againheadlines reported on the latest Securities... Read More
The Securities and Exchange Commission is caught in the middle of a regulatory tug of war in its final months under President Obama. The financial industry and advocates for tougher rules on Wall Street are jockeying for... Read More
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s latest proposed rule has been met with nearly universal scorn by the financial industry. It could soon turn into a legal challenge. Though the open comment period on the so-... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 22, 2016 Contact: Nick Jacobs, 202-618-6430 or njacobs@bettermarkets.com **Read Better Markets’ entire comment letter on CFPB’s proposed rule on arbitration... Read More
With the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule slated to take effect in April, industry opponents are hinging their hopes on stalling or blocking the regulation through three separate legal challenges. But in the meantime... Read More
I recently sat down for lunch with Dennis Kelleher, the president and chief executive of Better Markets, which Kelleher describes as “an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit that fights for the economic security and... Read More
BREAKING NEWS on Too-Big-to-Fail:  The Financial Stability Board (FSB) just reported that the "World's Biggest Banks Still Pose Too-Big-To-Fail Risk":  "The world's biggest banks still can... Read More
WASHINGTON — A new proposed long-term liquidity requirement confers little benefit while adding compliance costs and contradicting existing regulations, according to banks and financial industry trade groups. In a... Read More
WASHINGTON — Three consumer groups are asking a D.C. federal court to deny a trade group’s request for an injunction that would bar the Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing its fiduciary standard rule next... Read More
Donald Trump has finally outlined what he calls his economic plan for the country. In addition to the incorrect facts, shoddy statistics, baseless arguments, exaggerations and misrepresentations (as detailed by so many in... Read More
Big Wall Street banks are asking the U.S. Federal Reserve to grant them an additional five-year grace period to comply with a financial reform regulation known as the Volcker rule, people familiar with the matter said. If... Read More
(Reuters) – It took the Department of Labor three tries to adopt new rules for brokers and financial advisers who sell retirement-related products. As Reuters reported when the new policy was... Read More