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"U.S. finance chiefs often grumble about the tough rules imposed by the Dodd-Frank reforms that followed the 2008 crisis. But most went along with the various strictures, wary of fuelling another bout of anti-Wall... Read More
"The public advocacy group Better Markets is calling on a federal court to explain why it has decided to seal an opinion, delivered Wednesday, that struck down MetLife's designation as a systemically risky nonbank... Read More
"Better Markets filed in court an updated version of its still-pending request for transparency in MetLife v. Financial Stability Oversight Council. On March 30, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of... Read More
"Opponents of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul won an important battle on Wednesday as a federal judge here stripped the “too big to fail” label from the insurance company MetLife. "With memories... Read More
"Insurer MetLife Inc won a major regulatory and legal battle on Wednesday when a federal judge struck down the U.S. government's determination that it is "too big to fail." "MetLife had argued in... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 31, 2016 Contact: Shanessa Bryant, 202-618-6433 or sbryant@bettermarkets.com **Click here to view the updated fact sheet** **Click here to view the amended contingent application... Read More
  A market solution (the Investors Exchange or IEX) to a market problem (predatory high frequency trading) is bottled up at the SEC: Our public securities markets are essential for companies large and small to... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Contact: Shanessa Bryant, 202-618-6433 or sbryant@bettermarkets.com Washington, DC — Dennis Kelleher, President and CEO of Better Markets, released the following... Read More
"Since the financial crisis, shareholders and regulators have taken aim at pay and bonuses. They have identified ill-designed pay packages as a factor in encouraging unnecessary risk-taking by bankers and have pushed... Read More
"Wall Street bonuses are about to get locked up for even longer. As part of a hard-fought update of crisis-era compensation rules expected in April, regulators plan to require banks to hold back much of an executive... Read More
The finalization of the DOL rule ending conflicts of interest in retirement advice and requiring that the clients’ best interests be put first is approaching: Don’t miss this Thursday, March 24th at 2PM EST,... Read More
"If it's true that a man can be judged by the company he keeps, what are we to make of the appointment of former Sen. Phil Gramm as economic advisor to the presidential campaign of Ted Cruz? "The short answer... Read More
Watch this short video of Super-Tuesday voters talking about Wall Street's too-big-to-fail banks crashing the financial system and how that effected them, their vote and their families:   ... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 14, 2016 Contact: Shanessa Bryant, 202-618-6433 or sbryant@bettermarkets.com Critical Questions that Should Be Asked at the Senate Banking Committee Confirmation Hearing for SEC... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Friday, March 11, 2016 Contact: Shanessa Bryant, 202-618-6433 or sbryant@bettermarkets.com  Washington, DC — Better Markets President and CEO Dennis Kelleher released the following... Read More
"Sir, Brooke Masters’ Top Line column “Prepare for bitter bankers’ chorus of ‘we were right’ ” (March 5) reminds me of the story of the son who killed his parents and, when convicted... Read More
Yes, Financial Reform is Working: Better Markets' President and CEO, Dennis Kelleher, published an Op Ed this week entitled "Financial Reform is Working."  He noted that, notwithstanding stress,... Read More
"The drive to break up the big banks has won a surprising number of adherents from both sides of the political spectrum — everyone from Neel Kashkari, the Republican head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Contact: Shanessa Bryant, 202-618-6433 or sbryant@bettermarkets.com **Download Proposed Questions for Lynch** Washington, DC — The testimony of Attorney General... Read More
"Better Markets’ Dennis Kelleher in the Huffington Post: “The critics of the financial reform Dodd-Frank Act are fond of saying that it doesn't work — some going so far as to say that the financial... Read More