FSR In Focus

Insight from industry leaders, bringing color and scope to topics like cybersecurity, housing finance, regulatory tailoring, tax reform, economic growth, FinTech innovation, and more.

The SEC is Set to Take on March’s Madness

March 4, 2016

March is here and it’s already shaping up to be a maddening month. This year’s unpredictable Presidential election continues to dominate the news and social media; and love or hate him, Donald Drumpf certainly has a lot of people talking about the Presidential race like never before.


Americans Can Bridge the Retirement Savings Gap at Work, & Employers Can Help

March 3, 2016

The Washington Post published an article yesterday that shows a concerning retirement savings gap between white, black and Hispanic workers.

The average white household had $125,000 saved in retirement accounts as of 2013, while the average black household had just $26,500 saved, according data from the Economic Policy Institute. Hispanics had only $17,000 in savings. This savings gap has widened in recent years, in part because white Americans’ savings have recovered more quickly after the financial crisis in 2008 than other racial groups.

Congressional Aide at FSR Cyber Event: We Want Feedback on Info Sharing

February 25, 2016

Cybersecurity officials from the federal government discuss the implementation of information sharing regulation during FSR’s livecast event yesterday.

Congressional committees say they will be closely watching the implementation of new cybersecurity information sharing guidance and are looking for feedback from the private sector about how the process is working, a congressional aide said yesterday during a public cybersecurity event held by the Financial Services Roundtable.


Meet The Save 10 Video Contest Top 10 Finalists

February 9, 2016

The Save 10 Stories Video Contest top 10 finalists have been named. Meet the contestants below, and decide which video shows the most creative way who, when, why or how anyone can save 10% of their income toward retirement.

Cast your vote for your favorite video here from Wednesday, February 10, 2016 through Friday, February 19, 2016. The grand prize winner receives $10,000!

Romance Scam: The Emoji Prince Tale

February 9, 2016

The Emoji Prince thinks he’s found true love online, but he soon becomes the victim of a romance scam. BITS fraud expert Roxane Schneider explains how you can avoid romance scams over the Valentines Day holiday.


Meet the Save 10 Video Contest Top 10 Finalists

February 9, 2016

The Save 10 Stories Video Contest top 10 finalists have been named. Meet the contestants below, and decide which video shows the most creative way who, when, why or how anyone can save 10% of their income toward retirement.

Cast your vote for your favorite video here (www.save10.org/#voting) from Wednesday, February 10, 2016 through Friday, February 19, 2016. The grand prize winner receives $10,000!

JPMorgan Chase Encourages Millennials to Consider the Benefits of Technical & Blue Collar Job Programs

February 8, 2016

No one should feel like it’s ‘college or bust’ to build a successful career

The message that a four-year college degree is the best pathway to a successful career has been reinforced for years to America’s youth. But earning a bachelor’s degree, although very valuable, isn’t the only way to build a stable career, and that’s a message that JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon and his colleagues are asking educators and employers to lift up.


Cybersecurity: Two People Separated by a Common Language

February 3, 2016

Early in my federal government career, I worked for a time in England. There I learned the humor—and truth—of the old maxim that “England and America are two countries separated by a common language.” Similarly, since entering the private sector at FSR last year, I’ve realized that when government and industry communicate, we may use the same words, but we sometimes don’t mean the same thing.

Wonky Talkin’: Man vs. Machine

January 21, 2016

President Obama was right during the State of the Union to talk about the angst of Americans worried about their job security and how new technologies are changing the way the world does business. All of us in the workforce must be prepared to adapt and learn new technologies to stay competitive and relevant.