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White House banks on savings from Dodd-Frank rollback in budget

May 24, 2017

The White House hasn’t specified how it would seek to roll back Obama-era financial regulations, but has projected in a budget proposal released Tuesday it would save the United States $35 billion over 10 years through its efforts

House Panel to Vote on GOP Dodd-Frank rewrite

May 5, 2017

The House Financial Services Committee is expected to vote Wednesday on a Republican bill to uproot the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Experts fear rise in trading costs will follow onset of Volcker rule

August 10, 2015

The implementation of the Volcker rule last month is expected to accelerate the trend among institutional money managers to break up their block trades in fixed income, causing concern that the potential for information leakage and execution delays could increase, driving up trading costs.

Dodd-Frank Review charts progress on 'too big to fail'

July 14, 2015

The focus of the review is on assessing progress on too big to fail five years on. The review is both timely and topical given the tax changes on banks in the UK announced last week and on-going debate on a deposits tax in Australia, which is not motivated by concerns for ensuring systemic stability and distracts from such.



Big banks returning to riskier activities?

January 20, 2015

Last month, the US Congress succumbed to Citigroup’s lobbying and repealed a key provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Streamlined Regulation Should Be the Next Frontier of Financial Reform

November 24, 2014

Six years after the crisis, the economy is only slowly recovering and household wealth continues to fall. Amidst other national concerns, financial regulatory reform is a backburner issue. It shouldn't be. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was a noble effort at reform. 

Dodd-Frank's Financial Monster Council: The FSOC

July 8, 2014

Criticism of the FSOC has been quietly building inside the financial industry.  Most of the criticism has centered on the FSOC’s lack of transparency and clear standards with respect to designating large financial firms as systemically important financial institutions, the so-called SIFIs.

CFTC staff advisory on commodity trading advisers and swaps

January 17, 2014

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 imposed additional new requirements on commodity trading advisers (CTAs) and amended the definition of CTA in the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to include any person who engages in the business of advising others on swaps.

Banks, Led By Citi, Lobby House (Successfully) To Limit Dodd-Frank On Derivatives

October 29, 2013

Later this week, the House of Representatives will be voting on a bipartisan bill to repeal financial bailout protections that Congress passed in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. 

4 Landmark Moves That Backstopped Consumers

September 19, 2013

In the wake of the financial crisis, regulators and lawmakers got tough on some of the worst actors at the root of the recession and wrote a pile of checks to stimulate the economy.

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