Claire Williams



Claire is a reporter at Morning Consult covering financial regulation.

Morning Consult Finance: Warren’s Rise in Polls Worries Finance Industry

By Claire Williams Top Stories According to more than two dozen interviews with finance executives and analysts, the industry is most worried about Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts among the Democratic presidential candidates. The industry is donating money to Warren’s political rivals and raising concerns in open letters and conference calls, especially as Warren gains […]

Morning Consult Finance: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Claire Williams Week in Review Federal Reserve The Federal Reserve cut the target for the federal funds rate to a range between 1.5 and 1.75 percent and suggested a higher bar for future rate moves. The Fed will now “continue to monitor the implications of incoming information for the economic outlook as it assesses […]

Morning Consult Finance: Labor Secretary Scalia Can Participate in Fiduciary Rule Rewrite, Lawyers Say

By Claire Williams Top Stories Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia does not need to recuse himself in the Labor Department’s rewrite of the fiduciary rule, according to government ethics attorneys, despite previously handling a legal challenge to the Obama administration’s version. Consumer advocates had been concerned that Scalia would champion a rule that favors industry due […]

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