Financial Services Roundtable

Tim Pawlenty, the former Republican governor of Minnesota who criticized Wall Street while running for president last year, is joining the Financial Services Roundtable as president and chief executive officer…In a Bloomberg Television interview last year before he ended his presidential run and joined Romney’s campaign, Pawlenty said his “truth message to Wall Street is going to be, ‘Get your snout out of the trough’.” He was viewed as a potential Romney running mate before the former Massachusetts governor selected Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. “Obviously, I was one of the voices saying we need to fix the problems,” Pawlenty said in an interview today. “There’s been an attempt to fix them. Now we just need to make sure they don’t overreach and stifle economic investment and job growth.” [BloombergBusinessweek]

  • 14 Jul 2011 at 6:02 PM

Congress Goes To College: Finance 101

The Financial Services Roundtable has had to sit Congress down a few times and explain things to them, and they’ve been extraordinarily patient. FSR president Steve Bartlett has spent many hours walking the halls of Congress in his ostrich skin boots (really). But he’s a busy guy and he just can’t keep homeschooling the Congress kids any more, who we assume are still struggling with the difference between assets and liabilities. So he’s sending them off to college for some formal schooling:
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