Tagged: elizabeth warren

What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for Fintech?

Soon the dust will will settle and the collective surprise of a Donald Trump Presidency will sink in and the United States will move forward. On top of a populist Trump administration, the Republican Party will control both houses of Congress. This is a combination… Read More

Shocker: Elizabeth Warren Tells President Obama to Demote SEC Chair Mary JoeWhite

Senator Elizabeth Warren is rattling cages once again. This time, she is blasting SEC Chair Mary Jo White asking President Obama to fire or demote Chair White in a public letter. According to her letter, Warren states “enough is enough”, that Chair White has undermined… Read More

Two Senate Democrats Delay SEC Appointees Hester Peirce & Lisa Fairfax

In a surprise turn of events, President Obama’s choices to fill two vacancies at the Securities and Exchange Commission have been delayed by Senators Warren and Schumer.  Hester Peirce, a Republican, and Lisa Fairfax, a Democrat, were both expected to pass through the Senate Banking… Read More

Grilled: SEC Nominees Queried by Senate Banking Committee

SEC nominees Hester Peirce and Lisa Fairfax each had the opportunity to share their perspectives with the Senate Banking Committee this week as part of the confirmation process.  Appointed by President Obama at the end of last year, both Peirce and Fairfax received tough questions… Read More

SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher to Depart Commission by October 2nd

Securities and Exchange Commissioner Daniel Gallagher announced in a brief statement today that he intends on departing the SEC no later than October 2nd.  His term was not set to expire until 2016. Gallagher submitted his resignation to President Obama in May of 2015 but… Read More

Warren Wrong: Senator’s Attack on Mary Jo White is Misdirected

Senator Elizabeth Warren, an outspoken critic of all things associated with Wall Street, launched a blistering frontal assault against the current Chair of the SEC – Mary Jo White. It should be noted that Mary Jo White was selected by President Barack Obama to reinvigorate… Read More

Consumer Protection Pioneer Raj Date Joins StreetShares Board of Advisors

Small business lender StreetShares announced on Wednesday (February 25th) the appointment of Raj Date to their Board of Advisors, effective immediately. Date is Managing Partner at Fenway Summer, LLC, a consumer finance advisory and investment firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. Date was the first-ever Deputy Director of… Read More

Perspective: Title III, Title IV and the Politics of Regulation

  In my May 2014 article, “The Bell Tolls for Title III”, I laid out the reasons why it was highly unlikely that the SEC would issue Title III rules before the November elections and predicted that should the Senate flip to Republican control, we… Read More

Nine Senators Submit Letter to SEC Opposing State Blue Sky Preemption

In the ongoing debate about various aspects of the JOBS Act that legalizes equity crowdfunding, nine US Senators have submitted a comment letter to the SEC opposing the move to preempt state “Blue Sky” review.  The pre-emption of state review under Title IV of the… Read More

Candidates offer different visions for fixing the jobs problem

For more than a year, the Massachusetts Senate candidates have fought over their backgrounds, their stances on abortion, and tax policy. But throughout, both have insisted that unemployment and a state jobless rate that now sits at 6.5 percent, are their top priorities. Elizabeth Warren… Read More

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