The Derivative Project

Regulatory Capture and the Critical Role of “Poverty Stricken” Consumer Advocates

The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) held a debate on their excellent recent report on the revolving door, “Dangerous Liaisons” at the SEC last week, in New York City.  At this Debate, Susan Antilla, journalist and columnist for Bloomberg, Highlighted Plight of “poverty stricken consumer advocates.” “If you look at the rulemaking information that the…

They Doth Protest Too Much: FSOC, Don’t Be Bullied By Federated’s Threat of Subversion

Reader Note:  This is a repost of a February 1, 2013 The Derivative Project Blog Post that was inadvertently deleted. Federated Investors, the third largest money market mutual fund company has a lot to lose if the FSOC follows through on their proposals to limit systemic risk that money market…

“Dangerous Liaisons”: How They are Harming the Retail Investor

The Project on Government Oversight, “POGO”  released a report today, “Dangerous Liaisons: The SEC Revolving Door”.   The report states:  “A revolving door blurs the lines between one of the nation’s most important regulatory agencies and the interests it regulates. Former employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) routinely…