In Focus

  • Week InAdvance: July 6, 2015

    • Monday, July 6, 2015

    The financial regulation legislation that Washington never seems to stop talking about will see another spike in discourse over the next couple of weeks as lawmakers and policy makers mark the Dodd-Frank Act's fifth anniversary. The partisan split over the 2010 law will be reflected in hearings in Congress. Treasurer Jack Lew will almost certainly present a different view on Wednesday when he discusses "Dodd-Frank at 5" at the Brookings Institution. Fed Governor Lael Brainard, who served in the Treasury Department before joining the central bank, is likely to echo Lew on Thursday when she speaks on the future of regulatory reform and implementation at a Bipartisan Policy Center event.

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  • Week InAdvance: June 29, 2015

    • Monday, June 29, 2015

    The SEC is set to propose requiring recovery, or clawback, of incentive compensation from executives in cases when erroneous financial results have to be restated. Commissioners are scheduled to meet on Wednesday to weigh a Dodd-Frank Act directive that the agency compel firms to take back pay "in excess of" what should have been paid under an accounting restatement, if such a restatement is required because of "material noncompliance" with securities laws. Dodd-Frank required the SEC to write rules on CEO pay ratios, pay for performance and employee hedging as well as clawbacks. The agency already has proposed the pay ratio, hedging and pay-for-performance rules.

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  • Week InReview: June 26, 2015

    • Friday, June 26, 2015

    Anti-money laundering: On the notion of relying on others to carry out AML functions | OFR cautions against complacency | SEC launches ReTIRE initiative | IAIS meets in public for the first time | Binge reading disorder

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