Tag Archives: financial-services-committee


Congress Mulls Bills on Investor Protection, Hedge Funds, National Insurance Office

Investment Advisor – Taking further steps toward financial services regulatory reform, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing October 6 to discuss three legislative discussion drafts put forth by Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pennsylvania) on investor protection, registration of advisors […]

Global hedge funds back U.S. oversight of advisers

Reuters – A global hedge fund industry group backs U.S. plans to require hedge fund advisers to register with federal regulators, a move that would align U.S. rules with those in the UK. The Alternative Investment Management Association, in remarks […]

Geithner Wants Federal Supervision of Hedge Funds, Private Equity Firms

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – If Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner gets his way, hedge funds and private equity firms will be placed under the supervision of the federal government.   “Over the past 18 months, we have faced the most severe […]

Treasury chief seeking power over hedge funds

Houston Chronicle – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will ask Congress to bring large hedge funds, private-equity firms and derivatives markets under federal supervision for the first time as part of a revamp of U.S. financial rules. The Treasury chief will […]

Treasury Swoops to Recoup $165 Million in AIG Bonus Payouts

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – As the national outrage over bonuses paid to AIG execs reaches epic proportions, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner promised the government will recoup the $165 million that was shelled out using bailout money. “We will impose […]

Grace period for Himes doesn’t last long

Connecticut Post – It was with amusement that I read that freshman U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4, will now be a member of the House Financial Services Committee. Why? Because of his expertise? Does anyone realize that he was trained […]

Congress to Hear Automakers Amended Rescue Plan Today

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Board members of General Motors met this past weekend to go over a proposal that will be presented to Congress today in hopes of securing up to $12 billion in emergency funding.  The money is part […]

Automakers to Present Amended Bailout Plan to Congress

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The debate on whether or not to grant the big three Detroit automakers billions in bailout funds continues as Democratic leaders set a timetable for the companies to present a “credible restructuring plan.”  In a letter […]

Barney Frank Wields Clout to Curb Private Equity, Hedge Funds

Bloomberg – U.S. Representative Barney Frank is walking through Statuary Hall in the Capitol, a portrait of rumples and wrinkles. His left shirttail hangs out over his belt. Reporters and photographers are hounding him. Cameras are whirring. Questions are being […]

Senate to Vote Today on Bailout Plan

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Senate leaders will vote today on the $700 billion bailout package, after some key changes were implemented including tax breaks and higher limits for insured bank deposits.    The new limit proposals are something that both […]

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