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More safeguards coming for money managers in 2015, SEC chairwoman says
trueThe SEC will spend 2015 taking a closer look at risks in the money management industry, Chairwoman Mary Jo White said Thursday at an investor conference in New York.
Fiduciary concerns, complexities with the SEC's pay-to-play rule
trueThe Securities and Exchange Commission's recent announcement of its first enforcement action under the “pay-to-play” rule it adopted in 2010 demands the attention of those responsible for governmental retirement plans to understand the regulation and its implications in order to secure the maximum ...
The risks of multiline firms
trueThe Department of Labor made the right decision in granting Credit Suisse AG and its related entities a temporary exemption to continue to provide asset management services, at least for the short term, after its banking unit pleaded guilty to assisting U.S. citizens avoid taxes.
SEC to require backup operational plans for large-volume trading venues
trueThe SEC on Wednesday approved requiring large-volume equity exchanges, alternative trading systems and dark pools to submit to the agency backup operational plans in case those venues' technological systems break down.
FSOC process necessary, Dodd says
trueThe Financial Stability Oversight Council's mission to identify systemically important non-bank financial institutions is necessary, former Sen. Christopher J. Dodd said Tuesday at an event marking the fourth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Regulators levy $4.4 billion in fines on banks for forex manipulation
trueCitibank, HSBC, J.P. Morgan Chase, Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS received a combined $3.4 billion in penalties from U.S., U.K. and Swiss regulators for manipulating foreign exchange benchmark rates to benefit certain traders from 2008 to 2013.
First fines in forex probe expected Wednesday
trueU.S., U.K. and Swiss authorities are preparing to levy the first penalties over foreign-exchange manipulation against at least six banks on Wednesday.
Justice Department, SEC probe State Street over political contributions
trueThe Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating State Street Corp. concerning the custody bank's solicitation of business from public pension funds, including “at least one instance” when one of its consultants made political contributions during and after a public ...
Critics strike back at tick-size pilot program
trueThe inclusion of a trade-at provision in the SEC's proposed small-cap tick-size pilot program is proving controversial, with debate centering on whether it unfairly targets dark pools and makes the overall pilot too complex.
Eaton Vance receives SEC exemption for active non-transparent ETFs
trueThe SEC granted Eaton Vance an exemption from certain provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940 to permit the offering of exchange-traded managed funds, said Eaton Vance spokeswoman Robyn Tice.
Managers more serious about compliance
truePrivate equity and hedge fund managers, prodded by their institutional clients, are taking compliance more seriously as federal examiners and enforcers up their game targeting practices they say put investors at a disadvantage.
The market is ready for proxy access
trueIt is time for the Securities and Exchange Commission to propose proxy access again.
ETP traders not responding to exchange overtures
trueAll too often, exchange-traded products are described as mutual funds that trade like stocks. A closer look reveals that not to be the case. To the surprise of many, ETP traders are comfortable in the dark.
Money managers to redraw battle plans after SEC nixes batch of nontransparent ETFs
trueActive fund managers will have to redraw battle plans in their years-long push to bring new products to exchanges after regulators delivered a public rebuke to two proposals for so-called “non-transparent” ETFs.
SEC rejects applications for non-transparent ETFs
trueThe Securities and Exchange Commission has declined an appeal by active fund managers to allow ETFs to trade without disclosing their underlying holdings.