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  1. SEC gives green light to Eaton Vance’s active ETMFs

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to grant investment manager Eaton Vance a set of exemptions allowing it to launch a series of exchange-traded managed funds (ETMF). If you see news that comes out and you want to respond to, say...

  2. Netting problems will restrict pension funds, FCMs warn

    Lawyers struggle to remember cases in which a pension fund has defaulted on its swaps, but this hypothetical question is taking on painfully practical significance for futures commission merchants (FCMs), which are looking for certainty on how an...

  3. Financial entity definition worries US utilities

    If they are classified as a financial entity, they would not be able to be classified as an end-user," says Lopa Parikh, director of federal regulatory affairs for energy supply at the Edison Electric Institute, the Washington, DC-based trade...

  4. 'Revolving door' unique to financial regulators

    Rosa Abrantes-Metz, adjunct associate professor of economics at New York University, who in the past served as an economist at the Federal Trade Commission, says she is unsurprised by the data. Only 7% of US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC...

  5. Google Pays $7 Million to Settle Street View Snooping Case

    Federal Trade Commission said in 2010 that it would not be pursuing any action against Google as the company did not appear to have retained or utilised the data it had collected. The company will pay $7 million to settle a case backed up some 38...

  6. Facebook Wants to Welcome Kids Under Age 13 to Social Network

    At the time, Federal Trade Commission chair Jon Leibowitz told Consumer Reports, “We are very concerned about kids eliding around COPPA’s restrictions. COPPA is the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, which prohibits sites...

  7. SEMPO Tells Government: Don't Censor Search Engines

    Chairman Jon Leibowitz Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20580 Think about all the forms of information that used tobe very difficult to access, but which are now at your fingertips, empowered not only by the...

  8. Google Lobbying Spend Hits New High

    As the Federal Trade Commission continues their investigation and the Department of Justice reviews the Motorola and Admeld deals, Google’s PAC has also hired former Democratic House leader and now lobbyist Richard Gephardt.

  9. Google Buzz Settles Privacy Case With FTC As Plus1 Launches

    Federal Trade Commission--unsurprisingly wanted more detail about what went wrong and how we could prevent it from happening again. We'll receive an independent review of our privacy procedures once every two years, and we'll ask users to give us...

  10. Overview of US regulatory reforms

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has been tasked with applying position limits on some energy contracts to stop any one entity holding a concentration of positions. A transaction must be submitted for clearing if a derivatives...