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June 13, 2013

By Andre Francisco

First Big Test for New SEC Chair



SEC Seal The appointment of Robert Rice as counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the first big test for Mary Jo White, the new head of the SEC, according to an article in CNN Money.

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Topics: Financial Sector

April 10, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Powerful Firm Becomes Second Home for Financial Regulators



Financial Oversight Promontory Financial Group, a consulting firm, has become a powerful player in the financial regulatory world partially because nearly two-thirds of the company’s senior executives came from financial regulatory agencies, according to The New York Times.

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Topics: Financial Sector

April 2, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Former SEC Chief Finds Consulting Firm Through Revolving Door



Mary Schapiro Mary Schapiro, the former head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, is joining Promontory Financial Group LLC, a major private consulting firm stocked with former regulators, according to an article in The Hill.

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Topics: Financial Sector

April 1, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Stock Trading Heading to Dark Pools to Avoid Regulation



Dark Stock Trading Pools An increasing amount of stocks are being traded in private dark pools away from public scrutiny and government regulation, according to an article in The New York Times.

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Topics: Financial Sector

March 28, 2013

By Mia Steinle

SEC Stands Firm as Industry Tries to Un-Do Transparency Law



Oil Rig As natural resources companies wage a legal battle against a new regulation that calls for more revenue reporting, the Securities and Exchange Commission has stood its ground, firmly rejecting industry’s anti-transparency arguments.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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