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Yesterday, the Fed and the FDIC found that the “living wills” submitted by five of the nation’s largest banks—JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Bank of New York Mellon and State Street... Read More
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 system is just as much at risk as it was in 2008, if not even more so. We... Read More
House Speaker Paul Ryan is wrong to oppose a rule that would protect retirement savers by putting their best interests first. House Speaker Paul Ryan has recently repeated industry talking points in opposing a rule that... Read More
Wall Street’s biggest derivatives dealers are successfully working nonstop to kill, weaken or evade essential reforms in the derivatives markets. The CFTC’s inaction is enabling this to happen. That must stop and... Read More
The movie The Big Short tells a compelling version of the greatest economic tragedy to hit the country since the Great Depression — the 2008 financial crash. It also may tell a nightmarish vision of the future. It... Read More
President Obama's final State of the Union address is Tuesday, January 12th, when we hope the President will highlight the wreckage caused by the financial crash and how finishing the job of financial reform is key... Read More
As President Obama prepares to deliver his final State of the Union address on January 12, it’s difficult to remember how incredibly bad the economy was when he took office seven years ago and how important financial... Read More
President & CEO of Better Markets Dennis Kelleher was on PBS NewsHour on Tuesday, December 16th discussing the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule to protect Americans from conflicts of interest when brokers... Read More
Our new web video highlights how right now, Wall Street is using the appropriations process to try to kill a Department of Labor rule supported by President Obama, Senator Booker, Senator Warren, and other leaders in... Read More
This week, Better Markets President and CEO Dennis Kelleher wrote in an editorial, titled Don’t Let Wall Street Get Away With Dodd-Frank Reform Rollbacks, outlining how Wall Street and its army... Read More
On Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Better Markets Senior Fellow Robert Jenkins delivered the keynote address at the Finance Watches Conference on “Confidence, ethics, and incentives in the financial sector... Read More
Better Markets has filed a motion to give the public the transparency it deserves in MetLife vs. FSOC, MetLife’s lawsuit challenging the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC) designation of the... Read More
Protecting the American people from another devastating financial crash and the economic wreckage it causes begins with reflecting honestly about the past and trying to learn the right lessons. In the late... Read More
Financial reform issues are a major concern for voters following the 2008 financial crash and the more than $20 trillion in economic wreckage it caused for families from coast the coast. Although some Presidential... Read More
By Frank Medina  Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board Ben Bernanke’s memoire of the financial crisis—The Courage to Act— has hit the bookstores.​ Most of the early commentary has centered... Read More
Wall Street has been trying to shut down, shut up or smear Better Markets since it was founded five years ago.  Wall Street hates anyone willing to stand up to them or who can’t be bought.  That’s... Read More
Funding for the federal government runs out on September 30th unless a new funding bill is passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the President. This "must pass" legislation is key because it enables very... Read More
Reuters' Charles Levinson has written a must-read investigative report on Wall Street's latest scheme to avoid critically important financial reforms: change a few words in their derivatives contracts and... Read More
MetLife and its many allies have been attacking the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) for its decision to designate the insurance giant as systemically significant. MetLife sued to overturn FSOC’s... Read More
The New York Times’ recent op-ed, We’re Making Life Too Hard for Millennials, highlighted how “[t]he most educated generation in history is on track to becoming less prosperous, at least financially, than... Read More