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New business environments and regulations have reshaped the financial sector. Three experienced forecasters shared their outlooks at the “Redefining The Financial Sector: The Industry Analyst’s View” panel held Monday at the SIFMA Annual Meeting in New York.

From the regulatory fate of high-frequency trading to the commoditization of asset management, these analysts discussed how the financial industry will adapt to the changing marketplace.[…] Continue Reading »

A collection of stories from SmartBrief publications and around the web…

“One last thing before I go…”: This retirement speech by James Kidney, a former trial lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission, made waves this week for the shots he takes at the sometimes sheepish leadership at the Commission and revolving door ambitions of some staffers. “The revolving door is a very serious problem.[…] Continue Reading »

A collection of stories from SmartBrief publications and around the web…

Regulators move to soften Dodd-Frank rule on mortgages makes waves: The decision by U.S. regulators to soften a proposed rule regarding the kinds of loans banks can parcel out to investors without having to keep any ‘skin in the game’ has sparked a good amount of chatter.[…] Continue Reading »

The Wall Street Journal says the money market industry “would be wise to work with” Securities and Exchange Commission officials on reporting floating values “before it suffers a worse fate” at the hands of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

High-frequency trading threatens markets with volatility, Roger Lowenstein writes in the The New York Times, arguing that such trades should face steep taxes and be considered “electronic errors” in some cases.[…] Continue Reading »

CBOE Holdings Chairman and CEO William J. Brodsky offered his clear and concise opinions on matters affecting market structure during a panel discussion at the SIFMA 2011 Annual Meeting. Brodsky sounded the alarm about the perils of a financial-transaction tax and commented on the causes of recent volatility in the markets. He also warned against confusing the flash crash with market volatility.[…] Continue Reading »