Financial services Definitions

  • O

    Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is the business division of the Executive Office of the President of the United States that administers the United States federal budget and oversees the performance of federal agencies.

  • R

    Regulation Fair Disclosure (Regulation FD or Reg FD)

    Regulation Fair Disclosure is a rule passed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that aims to prevent selective disclosure of information by requiring publicly traded companies to make public disclosure of material, nonpublic information.

  • S

    Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act)

    The Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) is a law that governs secondary trading and stock exchanges.

  • Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC)

    The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is in charge of conducting hearings prior to Senate votes on confirmation of federal judges and has broad jurisdiction over federal criminal law.

  • V

    Volcker rule

    The Volcker rule is a section of the Dodd–Frank Act that restricts U.S. banks from making speculative, high-risk investments that do not benefit customers.

  • W

    whistleblower

    A whistleblower is a person who voluntarily provides information to the general public, or someone in a position of authority, about dishonest or illegal business activities occurring at an organization.

  • X

    XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language)

    XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) is an XML-based computer language for the electronic transmission of business and financial data. The goal of XBRL is to standardize the automation of business intelligence (BI).

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