Fed's General Counsel Alvarez to Retire This Year

Scott Alvarez, the Federal Reserve's longtime general counsel, will retire later this year after nearly three dozen years at the central bank, the agency announced Wednesday

Prosper Hires Former USAA Exec in Quest to Reignite Growth

Usama Ashraf will oversee Prosper’s finance activities and its capital markets function, the San Francisco; the firm’s previous chief financial officer, David Kimball, was promoted to chief executive in November.

Semper Names Christopher Mendez General Counsel

Christopher Mendez joins Semper Capital from Goodwin Procter, LLP in New York, where he was a member of the business law department.

Trump Team Signals It Will Oust CFPB's Cordray

Exactly how President-elect Donald Trump intends to get rid of Cordray is unclear. Under the Dodd-Frank Act, Cordray can only be fired "for cause." His incoming administration may reach out directly to Cordray to give him the opportunity to resign without being fired.

DBRS Promotes Aufsatz To Lead European Structured Finance

Christian Aufsatz was named managing director and head of European structured finance operations; he was previously in charge of commercial mortgage backed securities ratings.


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