Sections

Services

Information

US United States

US Securities and Exchange Commission

Analysis and Comment (3)

In a blistering speech to the Banking Committee, Senator Elizabeth Warren exposed profound weaknesses in the US' current system of financial regulation. In a blistering speech to the Banking Committee, Senator Elizabeth Warren exposed profound weaknesses in the US' current system of financial regulation. Flickr\mdfriendofhillary

Bankers left reeling as Senator Elizabeth Warren grills financial regulators

It was an artful if devastating performance. In just seven minutes, Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts signaled the arrival of what appears destined to be a powerful force on Capitol Hill. At…
The battle over regulation of capital markets seemed over by 1937: but by the global financial crisis in 2008, separation of the corporation and the capital market was no longer assured. The battle over regulation of capital markets seemed over by 1937: but by the global financial crisis in 2008, separation of the corporation and the capital market was no longer assured.

Reinventing the rationale for market intervention

Welcome to part two of Back to the Future. Through the Securities and Exchange Commission, James M. Landis helped legitimise the authority of the state to intervene in capital markets, despite a judiciary…
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has become involved in the fight against the use of “conflict minerals” from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Exploitation of its vast resources has been at the centre of the country’s decades-long conflict. The US Securities and Exchange Commission has become involved in the fight against the use of “conflict minerals” from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Exploitation of its vast resources has been at the centre of the country’s decades-long conflict. AAP

SEC takes on humanitarian role over Congo’s ‘conflict’ minerals

The US capital markets regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission, has voted in favour of what has widely become known as the “conflict minerals” ruling. Aimed at reducing the illegal trade in resources…