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  • Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Securities Insurance and Investment
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    Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs: Securities, Insurance, and Investment

    Hearings to examine insurance capital rules and Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) process.

  • Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Securities Insurance and Investment
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    Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs: Securities, Insurance, and Investment

    Hearings to examine venture exchanges and small-cap companies.

  • Private Computerized Stock Trading
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    Private Computerized Stock Trading

    Witnesses testified on the increase in off-exchange trading, often referred to as “dark pool trading” or the buying or selling of large quantities of stocks in private exchanges. The…

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  • TriParty Repo Market
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    Tri-Party Repo Market

    Witnesses testified on potential risks to the tri-party repo market. A repo, or repurchase agreement, is a financial deal where one person sells an asset to another and agrees to buy back…

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  • Initial Public Offering Process
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    Initial Public Offering Process

    Witnesses testified on the initial public offering (IPO) process in light of Facebook’s stock plunge. They focused on the process of public offerings, the amount of transparency in the…

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  • Changes at the Securities and Exchange Commission
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    Changes at the Securities and Exchange Commission

    Securities and Exchange Commission division directors testified on organizational and management reforms at their agency. Topics included the need for more resources and staff for the…

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  • ExchangeTraded Funds
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    Exchange-Traded Funds

    Witnesses testified on the rising popularity of exchange-traded funds (ETF) in the financial markets. ETF’s are the same as mutual funds but can be traded throughout the day rather than…

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  • Housing Finance System
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    Housing Finance System

    Witnesses testified about the mortgage financing industry. They said 30-year fixed mortgages at low interest rates could cease to exist if government backing for home mortgages goes away. They focused…

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  • State of the Securitization Markets
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    State of the Securitization Markets

    Witnesses testified about the state of the securitization markets. Securitization is the bundling together of financial products, such as residential or commercial mortgages, and selling…

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  • State of Capital Markets
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    State of Capital Markets

    Financial markets regulators and Wall Street brokerage firm CEOs testified on the causes of the May 6, 2010 stock market “flash crash” in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged…

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  • OvertheCounter Financial Derivatives Regulation
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    Over-the-Counter Financial Derivatives Regulation

    Witnesses testified about federal regulation of financial markets and trading conducted outside stock exchanges. Government officials called on Congress to approve a plan for joint…

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  • SEC Enforcement Oversight
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    SEC Enforcement Oversight

    The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment held a hearing on SEC enforcement activities.

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  • Oversight of the Financial Stability Oversight Council Designation Process

    Oversight of the Financial Stability Oversight Council Designation Process

    The COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON SECURITIES, INSURANCE, AND INVESTMENT will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on “Oversight of the Financial Stability…

  • Capital Formation and Reducing Small Business Burdens

    Capital Formation and Reducing Small Business Burdens

    The COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON SECURITIES, INSURANCE, AND INVESTMENT will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on “Capital Formation and Reducing Small…