Financial Regulatory Forum

MF Global bankruptcy shows regulatory resolve

November 1, 2011

By Nick Paraskeva

Nov. 1 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) –┬áThe collapse of MF Global Holdings is the first major U.S. financial bankruptcy since new Dodd-Frank insolvency laws ended the doctrine of “too big to fail,” as well as being the first U.S. failure attributable to the Euro crisis. While the collapse is expected to be handled under pre-Dodd Frank bankruptcy laws and under the Securities Investor Protection Corp., it may signal that regulators are prepared to take earlier action when they see uncovered financial risks.

ANALYSIS – Obama tackles Wall Street reform in next big push

March 25, 2010

By Caren Bohan

WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – Fresh from his victory on landmark healthcare legislation, U.S. President Barack Obama is ready to take on Wall Street.

SCENARIOS-How U.S. financial regulation fight might play out

March 23, 2010

March 23 (Reuters) – The financial regulation debate has a long way to go in the U.S. Congress, with the action shifting to the full Senate and big headlines unlikely until April.

BREAKINGVIEWS-U.S. financial reform process takes risky turn

March 23, 2010

— The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own —

Bipartisan US financial reform deal uncertain – Sen. Dodd

March 6, 2010

By Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) – Senator Christopher Dodd, chief negotiator for the Democrats in U.S. Senate talks on financial regulation reform, said on Friday he was uncertain whether bipartisan support for a compromise bill could be achieved.

ANALYSIS – Democrats bet politics favor US financial reforms

February 18, 2010

By Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – The next round of betting is near in a high-stakes game to tighten U.S. financial regulation and Democrats are wagering heavily on a hunch — that some Republicans cannot afford politically to block reform.

U.S. lawmaker unveils financial firm break-up plan

November 18, 2009

U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski, chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, speaks at the Reuters Financial Regulation Summit  in Washington, April 27, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Theiler WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Paul Kanjorski on Wednesday released a summary of a proposal to give regulators power to break up financial firms that pose a risk to economic stability.

U.S. House Democrats sharpening ‘too big to fail’ plan

November 18, 2009

U.S. Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) holds a news conference on issues before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 3, 2009.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES POLITICS BUSINESS) By Kevin Drawbaugh
WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – A key U.S. congressional panel moved toward toughening a plan for dealing with “too big to fail” financial firms on Tuesday, while rejecting a Republican alternative backed by Wall Street.

Banks sense danger, warn U.S. Congress on breakup power

November 17, 2009

By Kevin Drawbaugh
WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Some of the world’s largest financial firms on Monday urged a top U.S. lawmaker not to pursue big bank break-up legislation, an idea attracting interest in Congress and causing alarm on Wall Street.

Sen Dodd seeks more muscle in US financial reforms

November 10, 2009

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sen. Chris Dodd listens to testimony at the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 23, 2009.      REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES POLITICS BUSINESS) By Kevin Drawbaugh
WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Pushing for tougher changes in U.S. financial regulations, the Senate’s top banking legislator on Tuesday proposed a new super-cop to police banks, a systemic risk agency and strong consumer protections.
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