Financial Regulatory Forum

REUTERS SUMMIT-Key banker sees cost of U.S. bank failures rising

FDIC spokesperson Roberta Valdez shows identification to gain entry at a California National Bank branch in downtown Los Angeles October 30, 2009. The failed bank was seized by U.S. authorities and acquired by U.S. Bancorp. (File Photo) REUTERS/Sam Mircovich   (UNITED STATES BUSINESS) By Karey Wutkowski
NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) – The cost of U.S. bank failures will continue to rise sharply and will likely exceed the government’s current expectations, a leading investment banking executive said on Monday.

James Dunne, senior managing principal of Sandler O’Neill, said he believes up to 1,000 banks will fail during the current crisis and the total bill will surpass the government’s latest projection of $100 billion.

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Reuters Summit-Private bankers fret over cost of new rules

REYL & Cie SA Chief Executive Officer Franois Reyl gestures during the Reuters Global Wealth Management Summit in Geneva October 7, 2009.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND BUSINESS HEADSHOT) By Ian Simpson
GENEVA, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Private bankers face higher costs as a wave of regulation forces them to spend on infrastructure and more staff, executives told the Reuters Wealth Management Summit.

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