In this issue of CFWD we discuss:

  • SEC Rejects Exclusion of Shareholder Proposal Regarding Compensation Limitations for TARP Participant
  • Single Scheme Did Not Constitute Pattern of Racketeering Activity
  • Defendant Waived Arbitration Rights by Failing to Assert Affirmative Defense
  • FINRA Settles Auction Rate Securities Cases
  • FINRA Adopts Rule Prohibiting Trading Ahead of Research Reports
  • CBOE Proposes to Eliminate Restrictions on Members Functioning as
    Market Makers
  • President Obama Announces Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan
  • Federal Reserve Continues Preparation for Imminent TALF Program Launch
  • Legislation Proposed in Senate to Reduce Speculative Trading
  • “Let Wall Street Pay for Wall Street’s Bailout Act of 2009”—Congressional Bill Proposes New Tax on Securities Transactions
  • CFTC Approves CBOT Agricultural Delivery Instrument Limits
  • OCC and OTS Expand Mortgage Performance Data Collection