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Save 10 In Your 401(k)

May 5, 2015

In a campaign to urge more employers to offer 401(k) retirement plans or beef up existing plans, the Financial Services Roundtable is inviting employers to become a Save 10 employer. “It’s kind of like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval,” says former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty who heads up the lobbying group.

Don’t Sunset Cybersecurity

April 22, 2015

FSR penned an op/ed in Morning Consult highlighting the important work Congress needs to do to pass cyber threat info sharing, as well as problems that sunset amendments could pose to the strength of the bill.

Put the Brakes on Patent Trolls

April 17, 2015

FSR President & CEO Tim Pawlenty penned an op-ed pushing Congress to address the rapidly growing problem that patent trolls are posing to American financial institutions and businesses.

Cooperation Needed on Cybersecurity

March 27, 2015

Ellen Ritchey, vice chairman of risk and public policy at Visa, urged cybersecurity officials and executives to meet and work together more efficiently and completely to counter threats from hackers.

Wealthy Russians Seek New Havens amid Sanctions, Legal Pressure

March 24, 2015

On March 11 in the tiny Pyrenees principality of Andorra, local authorities raided Banca Privada d’Andorra as part of an internationally coordinated investigation. The bust, which triggered the collapse of a Spanish subsidiary of the bank the next day, pursued funds held by individuals and state-affiliated entities engaged in criminal enterprises. Chief among its targets were Russian investors, including people reputed to be underworld figures with connections to the Kremlin.

Obama proposal expected to worsen Americans’ retirement struggle

March 12, 2015

President Obama and his administration are on a mission to ensure Americans are able to invest and save for retirement. The administration’s implementation of its myRA program, aimed at making it easier for small businesses to help their employees save for retirement, is just one example of this mission, as well as other proposals that would simplify and incentivize more Americans to set aside funds for the future.