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Bipartisan report provides ideas to increase retirement savings

The Bipartisan Policy Center on Thursday released a 12-point proposal for improving retirement security and personal savings levels, starting with more access to workplace retirement savings plans.

June 09, 2016 | 03:41 pm
House passes Puerto Rico restructuring package

House passes Puerto Rico restructuring package

Legislation allowing Puerto Rico to restructure more than $70 billion in bondholder debt was approved by the House Thursday night by a 297-127 vote, with bipartisan support.

June 09, 2016 | 06:25 pm
Obama vetoes resolution against DOL fiduciary rule; court sets date for lawsuit

Obama vetoes resolution against DOL fiduciary rule; court sets date for lawsuit

President Barack Obama vetoed Wednesday afternoon a resolution to kill the Department of Labor fiduciary rule, which was approved by the House in April and the Senate in May.

June 08, 2016 | 03:48 pm
Morgan Stanley to pay $1 million to settle SEC cybersecurity breach charges

Morgan Stanley to pay $1 million to settle SEC cybersecurity breach charges

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney will pay $1 million to settle charges that it failed to protect the data security of brokerage and investment advisory service customers, the SEC announced Wednesday.

June 08, 2016 | 03:26 pm
Republican alternative to Dodd-Frank on tap

Republican alternative to Dodd-Frank on tap

A replacement for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was unveiled Tuesday by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas.

June 07, 2016 | 02:36 pm

World’s safest market beset by most volatility since 2008

The $1.5 trillion market for U.S. Treasury bills, known as an oasis of stability for investors worldwide, is experiencing the most volatility since the financial crisis.

June 07, 2016 | 12:03 pm
SSgA CEO urges Congress to act on retirement savings for all

SSgA CEO urges Congress to act on retirement savings for all

State Street Global Advisors' President and CEO Ronald O'Hanley is calling on Congress to enact legislation that ensures workplace retirement savings coverage for all private-sector workers in the U.S.

June 06, 2016 | 04:23 pm
SEC enforcement official to depart

SEC enforcement official to depart

Stephen L. Cohen, associate enforcement director at the Securities and Exchange Commission, is leaving this month, the agency announced Friday.

June 03, 2016 | 02:30 pm
PBGC prepares merger rule for multiemployer plans

PBGC prepares merger rule for multiemployer plans

The PBGC is proposing a rule that will allow the agency to facilitate mergers of multiemployer pension funds as a way to protect some participants' benefits in troubled plans.

June 02, 2016 | 03:24 pm
Financial services organizations sue to stop new fiduciary rule

Financial services organizations sue to stop new fiduciary rule

A coalition of business and financial services organizations filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule.

June 02, 2016 | 12:28 pm
Patriarch Partners challenge to SEC administrative proceedings must wait

Patriarch Partners challenge to SEC administrative proceedings must wait

Patriarch Partners and CEO Lynn Tilton lost their bid to challenge the constitutionality of SEC administrative proceedings on Wednesday when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a ...

June 01, 2016 | 03:19 pm
Execs hope for less burdensome non-discrimination rules

Execs hope for less burdensome non-discrimination rules

As Internal Revenue Service officials grapple with how to prevent employers from providing lopsided retirement benefits that discriminate in favor of higher-paid employees, plan sponsor advocates are ...

May 30, 2016

Lift heavy hand off interest rates

With the Federal Open Market Committee meeting coming June 14-15, a decision is looming on whether it will resume its small incremental steps toward raising the federal funds rate and encouraging...

May 30, 2016
SEC does the right thing

SEC does the right thing

In the shareholder voting at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. on May 11, a shareholder proposal trounced a management proposal on the same issue: proxy access. The management proposal received 23.6% of...

May 30, 2016
Trade allocation policies being scrutinized by SEC

Trade allocation policies being scrutinized by SEC

Large institutional money managers undergoing routine examinations from the Securities and Exchange Commission are now being asked to disclose their trade allocation policies.

May 30, 2016