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- State Street Challenging BNY Mellon As Largest Custody Bank
- Changes to FINRA Advisory Committees: Phase 1
- SEC Approves CAT Fee Dispute Resolution Process
- Boston-Area Consultant & Friend Settle SEC Insider Trading Charges
- SEC Chair Clayton: Statement on Status of the Consolidated Audit Trail ('CAT')
- Goldman to Launch $5bn Fund with China Investment Corp.
- Wells Fargo Launches Robo-Adviser Targeting Millenial Investors
- Barclays Fails to End U.S. 'Dark Pool' Class Action
- Goldman Sachs' Chief Risk Officer, Craig Broderick, to Retire
- Time to Renew FINRA Registrations - B/D, IA, Agent, IA Rep, Branches
- New Jersey’s Next Governor Could Be a Democrat Who Worked at Goldman Sachs
- FINRA New York Region Networking Seminar - December 1st
- SEC Approves “Pay-to-Play” and Related Rules for Capital Acquisition Brokers
- Hedge Fund Giant Paul Singer Targeted for Destruction by Steve Bannon
- Saudi Arabia's arrest of Prince Alwaleed 'would be like arresting Warren Buffett or Bill Gates' in the US
- Arrest of Billionaire Saudi Prince Touches Sizable Stakes - Citigroup, Twitter, Lyft
- New York Fed President William Dudley set to announce retirement
- FINRA Arbitration Panel Rules Against ex-LPL Broker in $30Mn Lawsuit vs. Firm
- OOPS! Goldman, JPMorgan, BofA Fail in Pricing an IPO
- Former Merrill Broker Pleads Guilty to Fee Fraud, Faces Up To 25 Years
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Trump Lifting Federal Hiring Freeze - Will SEC and CFTC Ever Hire Again?
Donald Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum that lifts the federal hiring freeze while calling upon agencies, like the SEC and CFTC, to rethink how they operate and hire personnel. The Order, which goes into effect on Thursday, 4/13, seeks to establish hiring targets that align with the Trump administration’s proposed budget introduced last month. That budget, which has not been ratified, already faces opposition in Congress, and many programs that are targeted could only be eliminated through legislation.
That said, the SEC and the CFTC are short-handed and severely constrained. For all intents and purposes, neither agency has done any hiring since November. [Click here for the last 2 SEC jobs posted – Financialish, 11/23]
Meanwhile, neighboring regulator FINRA has been hiring away – and those job opening have been on full display on Financialish.com. [Click here for the latest postings – Financialish, 4/12] Listed jobs include directors, examiners, analysts, attorneys, project managers, and programmers. All this would indicate that securities regulators are still in great need of qualified personnel.
However, this may be one time where the axiom – “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” – will not happen. And, frankly, how can the SEC and the CFTC be expected to proceed with identifying their personnel needs each agency lacks a permanent Chair? Well, at least the CFTC is headed by Acting Chair Christopher Giancarlo - though he has often stated the need for a full panel of commissioners before the CFTC can move ahead with a viable agenda.