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As part of the 2020 Presidential Race, Better Markets is encouraging participants to "Talk About the Economy" among the many other important issues that will need to be weighed before Election Day in November 2020... Read More
The President’s fiscal year 2021 budget for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is misleadingly presented as a 7% increase when he is de facto proposing to slash the budget by more than 20%. Chronic... Read More
As part of the 2020 Presidential Race, Better Markets is encouraging participants to "Talk About the Economy" among the many other important issues that will need to be weighed before Election Day in November 2020... Read More
In November 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) issued a Request for Information (“RFI”) seeking comment on various approaches it was considering for analyzing the effects of its... Read More
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Most states have usury laws protecting their residents from predatory lenders who would gouge consumers with outrageous interest rates and fees.  But non-banks have identified a loophole that gets... Read More
On the eve of Goldman Sachs’ first investor day, Better Markets releases a RAP Sheet Report detailing two decades of illegal behavior by Goldman Sachs as reflected in major legal actions against the bank and tallying... Read More
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: A detailed explanation of recent issues effecting the Treasury repo market, why the market matters, and the facts and assertions concerning the contributing factors.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2020 The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), who’s voting members comprise the heads of the top financial regulatory agencies including, but not limited to the SEC, CFTC, FDIC, CFPB, OCC... Read More
Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Better Markets Position: Arguing in support of a challenge (by the petitioners) to the SEC's Regulation Best Interest Petitioners: XY Planning Network, LLC;... Read More
Click to Read Dennis Kelleher's September 16, 2019 Presentation
Synopsis: Too BIG to FAIL Is Alive and Well Lehman Brothers collapsed into bankruptcy on September 15, 2008, 11 years ago, which ignited the worst financial crash since the Great Crash of 1929 and caused the worst economy... Read More
It is not correct that recent changes to the Volcker Rule are “tweaks,” “nips,” “symbolic,” or otherwise insubstantial.  It is also not correct that these changes merely “... Read More
Based on a quick reading of the new Volcker Rule, the FDIC fact sheet, Director Marty Gruenberg’s dissent, and comments made at the FDIC meeting, financial regulators handed Wall Street its biggest victory since the... Read More
[AN UPDATED VERSION OF THIS PAGE IS AVAILABLE HERE] From comments in this morning’s FDIC meeting, it is clear that the Volcker Rule will hand Wall Street its biggest victory since the 2008 financial crisis.  The... Read More

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