Presidential Focus Series



With the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions quickly approaching, FSR is launching a presidential focus series highlighting the top issues the candidates should focus on.

FOCUS BLOG: Anger Management

With the Party Conventions upon us, soon we will hear roaring speeches about how we will be “Stronger Together” in order to regain our footing as a nation. There’s no question that America is going through a period of turmoil. People are angry and frustrated. Friends and relatives of all political stripes talk about their […]

FOCUS BLOG: Fighting Patent Trolls With the Covered Business Method

Patent trolls try to make easy money by patenting routine business processes and methods already in use. To protect against such extortionary behavior, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has implemented the Covered Business Method (CBM) program. The CBM program has been especially helpful to the financial industry, whose business methods...

FOCUS BLOG: Patent Trolls and the Financial Services Industry

The protection of intellectual property is a key feature of the U.S. economy. Our robust patent system encourages innovation, and innovation in American industry has fueled centuries of economic growth around the world. Unfortunately, the patent system has been increasingly misused to disrupt and extort. Some have embraced the role of troll as a...

FSR Calls on Presidential Candidates to Protect Innovation From Patent Trolls

Washington, D.C.—The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) today called on the presidential candidates to detail their plans on how they will protect inventions and innovation from patent trolls. “America’s robust patent system encourages innovation and helps fuel the engines of economic growth,” said Anthony Cimino, FSR’s Senior Vice...

FOCUS BLOG: Reflections on Retirement Policy with Robert L. Reynolds

How would you assess the private, voluntary workplace savings? Is it working well overall? Our private workplace savings system – 401(k)’s and the like – is a huge success story – for most Americans. But it is also a major challenge for millions of workers and for our policy-makers in Washington. What we have is […]