The Financial Stability Oversight Council identified climate change as an emerging and increasing threat to U.S. financial stability.
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures says more companies worldwide disclose information aligned with its recommendations.
SEC Chairman Gary Gensler was pressed by a House financial committee on several topics, including ESG disclosures and cryptocurrency.
Major asset managers are concerned about a proposal that would change the way ETF in-kind transactions are taxed.
An auto-retirement plan proposal could be a "game changer," sources say, but it only has the backing of one political party in Washington.
Investor demand is pushing the SEC to craft additional public company disclosure requirements around areas like climate risk and human capital.
Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee unveiled a plan to raise corporate and long-term capital gains tax rates and put limits on IRAs.
Democratic Sens. Sherrod Brown and Ron Wyden introduced a bill to implement a 2% tax on stock buybacks.
Barbara Roper, currently the director of investor protection for the Consumer Federation of America, will join the SEC in September.
CFTC Commissioner Brian D. Quintenz will step down Aug. 31.
The SEC is working on a new climate-risk disclosure rule for public companies and there are varying thoughts as to what it should look like.
The Pension Protection Act has had a major impact on the nation's defined contribution system, and Congress is building on its legacy.
The SEC approved a Nasdaq proposal allowing it to require companies to publicly disclose board diversity and appoint diverse directors.
The SEC chairman advocated mandating public companies disclose climate risks will be a benefit to investors and the market as a whole.
SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce is concerned an ESG disclosure rule-making could bring about myriad complexities and consequences.
The Chamber of Commerce criticized the SEC for its decision not to recommend enforcement actions related to rules for proxy advisory firms.
The Senate confirmed Nellie Liang as the Treasury Department's undersecretary for domestic finance in a 72-27 vote.