Key findings

  • Some $114 billion has been directly lost by investors since 2008 in high-risk, broker-sold products
  • Six years ago, there were 19 SEC examiners for every $1 trillion invested; now the ratio is 12 examiners per trillion
  • Spencer Bachus, the House Republican chairman who wants to derail Dodd-Frank reforms, gets more than 80 percent of his campaign funds from the financial services industry