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Financial Regulation 2016 Headlines

SEC says cyber security biggest risk to financial system

Cyber security is the biggest risk facing the financial system, the chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Tuesday, in one of the frankest assessments yet of the threat to Wall Street from digital attacks.

Market surveillance a constant challenge: FINRA

Surveillance of markets for illegal trading practices has become more difficult as technology evolves and manipulation strategies can stay one step ahead of regulators, according to an executive at Wall Street's self-funded watchdog.

Canada regulator pushes back on tougher capital demands

Canada's financial regulator is pushing back against some of the more onerous demands placed on banks since the 2007-09 financial crisis, rejecting public health checks on lenders and allowing them to operate with lower capital buffers than overseas rivals.