Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets

Linda Rittenhouse, JD

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Linda Rittenhouse, JD, was a director of capital markets policy at CFA Institute. She focused primarily on issues related to investment products and investment regulation. Rittenhouse holds a JD degree.

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SEC Displays “Full Enforcement Arsenal” in 2014 Report

SEC’s recent enforcement record posts significant numbers for a division that not long ago was struggling for respect.

US Crowdfunding Takes Major Step Forward: Let’s Get This Right for Investors

Will crowdfunding allow investors to tap into new wealth or result in a loss of investor money and confidence that ultimately undermines its appeal?

Will Asset Managers be the New SIFIs?

CFA Institutes urges additional research and analysis before reaching conclusions about whether asset managers pose systemic risk.

Fear and Anxiety: Investing in Today’s Marketplace

The recent University of Virginia Investing Conference hit some positive notes while readily acknowledging that we have little hope of returning to the period of market exuberance predating 2007.

Five Years after the Crisis: Money Market Fund Regulation in Spotlight

While regional regulators may emphasize different regulatory approaches to shoring up the money market industry, what remains clear is their agreement that money market funds, in their current form, continue to present systemic risks.

CFA Institute Report: Can Self-Regulation Work in Securities Markets?

CFA Institute report examines the continued value of self-regulation in today’s markets and highlights the great potential it offers, especially in emerging markets.

Money Market Funds Redefined: the SEC Issues a Reform Proposal at Last

Early reactions range from support for a well-reasoned approach that preserves many current uses of money market funds to views that the proposal doesn’t go far enough to address potential systemic risk.

Does Self-Regulation Serve a Useful Purpose in Today’s Securities and Financial Services Marketplace?

Based on a recent CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief reader survey, investors appear to be fairly split on whether self-regulation serves a useful purpose in today's securities and financial services marketplace.

Should All Financial Advice Providers be Required to Put Client Interests First?

The issue of creating a uniform fiduciary standard of conduct for investment advisers and broker-dealers in the U.S. has been hotly debated in recent years, and the SEC is now seeking input for a potential uniform fiduciary standard of conduct.

Regulators in the Era of Systemic Risk — Potential Solution or Part of the Problem?

At the recent CFA Institute Global Investment Risk Symposium, a panel of well-known experts discussed systemic risk and the current state of the industry and concluded that not all is well, yet.

Systemic Risk Council: “Self-Funding of Financial Regulators Would Help Fiscal Mess”

With debate over the sequester fallout mainly focused on cuts to education, law enforcement, and transportation safety, another area is largely overlooked: the impact on the SEC and CFTC.

Does Our Justice System Reinforce “Too-Big-to-Jail”?

Discussions on whether certain banks remain “too-big-to-fail” now include whether these banks (and executives responsible for their actions) have also become “too-big-to-jail.”

After the Election: Realities, Opportunities, and Challenges for Investors

Speakers at the University of Virginia’s Investing Conference presented mostly dire themes facing the US economy: extreme loss of confidence, the Central Bank assuming an unprecedented interventionist role, an overvalued bond market, and the far-reaching effects of uncertainty, among other topics.

The Many Arms of Dodd-Frank: Do Any Embrace Society’s Best Interests?

At a recent conference hosted by the CFA Society of Washington, D.C., speakers and panelists discussed for more than six hours aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act — its controversial approaches, the voluminous regulations, and the overall potential effects on the marketplace.

Money Market Funds: Safe Cash Management Vehicle or Source of Systemic Risk?

With over $2.6 trillion invested in money market mutual funds (MMFs), talk about potential risks they present to investors and global economies has generated a lot of attention across the political spectrum.

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