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Two Years After Financial Reform, Republicans Rake In Wall Street Fundraising Dollars  

July 24, 2012
It’s been two years since the passage of Dodd-Frank, and the finance industry is still doing its best to completely gut the reforms meant to prevent another financial crisis. Republicans have spent the last two years trying to water down Dodd-Frank, and data suggests they have been solidly rewarded for their efforts.

CFTC Proposes Swaps Clearing Determinations Under Dodd-Frank Act  

July 24, 2012

Interest-rate and credit-default swaps must be guaranteed by clearinghouses starting this fall under a proposal approved by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission to reduce risk in the $648 trillion global market.


CREDIT MARKETS: Treasurys Soar, Issuers Undeterred as 'Risk Off' Continues  

July 24, 2012

Investors rushed into U.S. Treasury debt for safety Tuesday, sending bond yields to record lows for a second-straight session as the risk-off trade rolled on.


Assessing the Risk in Europe: La Francaise's Partnership With S&P Capital Markets Could Provide New Avenue for Credit Innovation  

July 24, 2012

As tensions continue to escalate in Europe over the sovereign debt crises plaguing Greece, Italy and Spain, fixed-income trading desks are cautiously eyeing the situation's impact on the region's corporate bonds. In June, Paris-based La Francaise AM struck a partnership with S&P Capital IQ's Global Market Intelligence (GMI) unit to utilize GMI credit market analysis to construct portfolios from U.S. and European fixed-income securities.


‘Too big to fail’ grows  

July 23, 2012

The two-year anniversary of Dodd-Frank has come and gone, and Too Big To Fail is only growing. Sure, President Obama assured us the sweeping law would reform the sleaze and mindless risk-taking of the banking business — but all it’s given us is the certainty of future bailouts.


Consumer Watchdog Gives Bite to Dodd-Frank  

July 23, 2012
On paper, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created two years ago by the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.

Dodd-Frank at 2 Years—5 Ways the Market Is Stronger  

July 23, 2012

Washington, D.C.--(ENEWSPF)--July 20, 2012. Today, one day before the two-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act—the landmark suite of reforms designed to fix a broken financial system following the 2008 crisis—the Center for American Progress released a report detailing five concrete ways that our financial markets are stronger today, alongside five concrete things that can be done to make them even stronger.


The Five Dimensions of Risk  

July 23, 2012

There are five basic risk dimensions in stock and bond investing, according to research. How you arrange these risks will determine overall portfolio risk. Understanding what these five risks are is the first step toward building a diversified portfolio around them.


Private Equity Loses To Junk As Dealmaking Wanes: Credit Markets  

July 23, 2012

Private-equity firms from Blackstone Group LP (BX) to Carlyle Group LP (CG) that fueled an expansion in the market for junk bonds and loans during the leveraged buyout boom are now loading up on that debt as takeovers dwindle.


Risk aversion undermines synthetic ETFs  

July 23, 2012

The debate that has raged over the merits or otherwise of physical and synthetic exchange traded funds (ETFs) shows no sign of abating.

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