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  1. May 19, 2014

    Give investors access to all the information they need

    The most valuable currency in financial markets is reliable information. Without it, investors are unable to make informed...

  2. August 23, 2013

    Comment: Unsupervised technology hurts modern markets

    For computer-driven trading, August seems the cruelest month. Almost exactly a year ago servers at Knight Capital, one of...

  1. FT Alphaville

    April 8, 2013

    Get your free bank deposit insurance here

    William Cohan has a furious column about Mary Schapiro, joining Promontory Financial Group just four months after stepping...

  2. April 2, 2013

    Outgoing SEC head joins consulting group

    Mary Schapiro, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission throughout Barack Obama’s first presidential term, is...

  3. March 18, 2013

    GE set for landmark board vote

    General Electric will next month hold votes to elect four directors for the first time in its 121-year history, as the US...

  4. March 17, 2013

    Hedge funds’ reputation in the balance

    There is little ambiguity about the ultimate target of investigators and prosecutors in their seven-year campaign to halt...

  5. January 10, 2013

    Copper users attack SEC on ETF backing

    A group of copper users has rounded on the Securities and Exchange Commission for its “arbitrary and capricious” decision to...

  6. January 9, 2013

    SEC enforcement chief steps down

    Robert Khuzami, the enforcement director of the top US securities regulator, has announced he is stepping down after a...

  7. January 3, 2013

    Comment: 13 regulatory predictions for ’13

    Last year we offered our 12 Regulatory predictions for ’12 with a number of hits and a few misses. We accurately predicted...

  8. December 12, 2012

    CBOE chief to step down after 16 years

    William Brodsky, who has transformed CBOE Holdings into a leading public derivatives exchange operator, will step down as...

  9. FT Alphaville

    November 26, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP FT markets round-up: “Global stocks started the week on a downbeat note following a string of gains in the past...

  10. November 26, 2012

    Schapiro leaves much unfinished business

    Mary Schapiro took over the Securities and Exchange Commission with the financial crisis still raging and helped...

  11. FT Alphaville

    November 26, 2012

    Schapiro steps down

    After nearly four years in office, SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro today announced that she will step down on Dec. 14, 2012. A...

  12. November 26, 2012

    Schapiro to step down as head of SEC

    Mary Schapiro, chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, is stepping down next month after nearly four years in...

  13. FT Alphaville

    November 19, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Ocado moves into…central heating systems? There’s a corporate finance wheeze known as a...

  14. FT Alphaville

    November 19, 2012

    MMFs: Float your NAVs or be regulated like banks

    A proposal by the Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Mary Schapiro to more closely regulate money market funds was...

  15. November 14, 2012

    US regulators outline money fund reforms

    US regulators have proposed three options for fundamental reform of the $2.6tn money market fund industry in an effort to...

  16. October 26, 2012

    US investors turn into political junkies

    There was an embarrassing silence after Mary Schapiro, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, spoke to the...

  17. October 21, 2012

    Plan to ban money fund bailouts

    European regulators are believed to be exploring controversial plans to ban managers of money market funds from bailing out...

  18. October 16, 2012

    Markets: Rage against the machine

    It has been 25 years since Black Monday, when stock markets crashed around the globe and Wall Street woke up to the risks of...

  19. October 14, 2012

    Court drama puts focus on money funds

    Anyone wondering why Mary Schapiro, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, has been trying to push reform of...

  20. October 2, 2012

    SEC blames ‘basic’ tech issues for glitches

    The main US equity market regulators have told an industry roundtable that three high-profile software glitches this year...

  21. September 30, 2012

    Brussels sticks to money market reform

    The European Commission has a “firm intention” to overhaul money market fund rules, according to a senior policymaker. This...

  22. FT Alphaville

    September 27, 2012

    Geithner encourages FSOC to pick up ball dropped by SEC

    We’re talking about money market fund reform, of course. It was just August 23 that Mary Schapiro threw up her hands when it...

  23. September 9, 2012

    Debt plan proposal for mutual funds

    The $2.6tn US money market fund industry may have evaded the talons of the Securities and Exchange Commission, but the mood...

  24. September 5, 2012

    SEC charges former Stanford officials

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed civil fraud charges against the former head of Stanford Financial Group’s...

  25. August 29, 2012

    The financial system rests on quicksand

    If anything is calculated to cause despair about the prospects of making the financial system safer, it is the failure of...

  26. August 29, 2012

    SEC to review hedge fund ad ban

    Hedge funds and other private investment companies moved one step closer to gaining permission to publicly solicit and...

  27. August 28, 2012

    US money funds thwart SEC reform plans

    While banks have spent almost four years fighting a delicate rearguard action to blunt, soften and slow financial reforms,...

  28. FT Alphaville

    August 27, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND UP Markets hummed along today ahead of the Fed’s Jackson Hole symposium later this week, as investors hoped for news...

  29. August 26, 2012

    Industry claims victory in US battle

    Following months of concentrated backlash from the industry, Mary Schapiro, chairman of the US Securities and Exchange...

  30. August 23, 2012

    Reform looms anew for money market funds

    Fresh from a victory over the US securities regulator, the $2.6tn money market fund industry now faces a co-ordinated...

  31. FT Alphaville

    August 23, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE FOMC minutes to the July 31 / August 1 meeting: The Fed is ready to ease policy unless...

  32. August 23, 2012

    Schapiro admits defeat over money funds

    A senior US regulator has been thwarted in her efforts to reform the $2.6tn money market fund industry, a sector some...

  33. FT Alphaville

    August 23, 2012

    US money market fund reform goes down

    Well, it looks like all the lobbying paid off for the money market fund industry and its backers. Mary Schapiro, chairman of...

  34. August 8, 2012

    SEC to hold post-Knight forum

    A week after Knight Capital incurred a $440m loss from erroneous electronic trades the main regulator of US equity markets...

  35. July 31, 2012

    Push to shed light on muni market

    Regulators are pushing to enhance disclosure for investors in municipal bonds, often criticised as one of the most opaque...

  36. July 22, 2012

    US lawmakers propose greater SEC powers

    A bipartisan pair of senior US lawmakers are to introduce legislation on Monday that would expand the authority of the main...

  37. July 11, 2012

    SEC backs audits to avoid ‘flash crash’

    The chief US financial regulator has narrowly approved a large-scale surveillance system proposed in the aftermath of the...

  38. FT Alphaville

    June 25, 2012

    The right and wrong debates about money market funds

    Amnesia, ignorance and disingenuousness are competing fiercely as a possible explanation for this comment: “In my view,...

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