Financial Regulatory Forum

Dodd says the threat to financial reform real but not complete – Complinet Interview

By Guest Contributor
December 6, 2010

U.S. Senator Christopher DoddBy Ted Knutson, Complinet

As Democratic U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd prepares to leave office, Republicans are threatening to chip away at what may be his biggest legislative accomplishment: the Wall Street regulation overhaul he helped steer through Congress this year as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. It was the biggest fix to the financial regulatory system in 70 years, and Republicans emboldened by November election gains are looking to deny regulators the extra money they want to enforce it, and to delay seating a head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Four troubling things you didn’t know about financial reform

By Reuters Staff
July 15, 2010

traderworriedThe following is by John Wasik, a columnist for Reuters.com and author of “The Audacity of Help: Obama’s Economic Plan and the Remaking of America.” The opinions expressed are his own.