Recent U.S. Regulatory Activity

On September 3, the five federal agencies (Federal Reserve Board, the Farm Credit Administration, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and the Office of the Comptroller…

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Recent International Regulatory Activity

• On August 5, IOSCO released a database/repository providing information on the status of OTC derivatives central clearing requirements in different jurisdictions (see Press Release). • On August 5, ESMA…

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Secretary of the CFTC

On August 25, the CFTC announced that Christopher Kirkpatrick would be named Secretary of the Commission. See www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/pr6983-14

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Gender Equality As an Investment Concept by Joe Keefe

This article was originally published 08/25/2014 at:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-keefe/gender-equality-as-an-inv_b_5700228.html

“The best clue to a nation’s growth and development potential is the status and role of women.” — David S. Landes, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations

The above quote, from a learned historian, speaks to a nation’s growth and development potential — and today there is a strong consensus among international development experts that investing in women and girls is probably the most important strategy for alleviating poverty and promoting sustainable development around the globe. CARE, one of the world’s largest international humanitarian organizations, put it succinctly on its web site (www.care.org): “We place special emphasis on investing in women and girls because our six decades of experience show that their empowerment benefits whole communities.” (more…)

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