Posted by Larry Doyle on May 14th, 2014 2:39 PM |
With mid-term elections on the near term horizon, I expect we will hear various pols and their selected pundits tout Dodd-Frank as not being perfect but as having brought meaningful reform to Wall Street.
Really? I know, politico-speak is more noise than substance but let’s get real.
When there is not a lot to grab onto in terms of truly meaningful political accomplishments, we should not be surprised that any legislation that has been passed will be used as fodder to feed the masses.
So when you hear a pol from either side of the aisle play this game talking about Dodd-Frank, make sure you hit them with the following insider assessments: (more…)
Posted by Larry Doyle on May 8th, 2014 1:19 PM |
What does it say about a regulatory oversight system when individuals from inside start to ‘blow the whistle?’
I think it speaks volumes that all is not well, and somebody better start to really pay attention and take some meaningful action.
A month or so ago we heard from retiring SEC attorney James Kidney voicing real concerns in describing the commission as little more than a “tollbooth on the banksters’ turnpike.” Now we hear CFTC (Commodities Futures Trading Commission) commissioner Scott O’ Malia also blowing the whistle. Let’s navigate as Pensions and Investments highlights O’ Malia’s siren call: (more…)