Financial Regulatory Forum

Big banks can be shrunk — here’s how

By Guest Contributor
June 12, 2012

By Stuart Gittleman

NEW YORK, June 12 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) – A need to break up big banks is one of the several lessons policy makers should have learned from the financial crisis that have either been ignored or forgotten, according to Phil Angelides, who chaired the congressionally appointed Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

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).

Wall Street reform gridlock seen after US elections

By Reuters Staff
November 1, 2010

By Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – If Republicans make big gains in U.S. Congressional elections on Tuesday, as expected, Wall Street and big banks will have sweet, but incomplete, revenge on Democrats who drove through sweeping financial reforms against industry opposition.

ANALYSIS – U.S. TARP program less costly, but not less controversial

August 20, 2010

By Dave Clarke

WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – The government’s $700 billion bailout of the financial system may still be politically toxic, but for those who voted for the program, there is some good news: the taxpayer bill continues to drop.

ANALYSIS-When in doubt on Wall Street reform, order a study!

By Reuters Staff
July 2, 2010

By Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) – The sweeping Wall Street reform bill moving through the U.S. Congress calls for no fewer than 39 studies — an impressive level of trying to look busy while dodging controversy, even by Washington standards.

ANALYSIS-Goldman foe gets some revenge in reform bill

By Reuters Staff
June 29, 2010

By Matthew Goldstein

NEW YORK, June 28 (Reuters) – One of the sleeper provisions in the 2,000-page financial regulatory reform bill may be one that is no more than six paragraphs long.

ANALYSIS-Even with new rules, life goes on for Wall Street

By Reuters Staff
June 27, 2010

By Steve Eder

NEW YORK, June 25 (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers have hammered out a law that is designed to fundamentally change Wall Street, but financial professionals largely yawned.

ANALYSIS-Wall Street still in the hedge fund game

By Reuters Staff
June 27, 2010

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Matthew Goldstein

BOSTON/NEW YORK, June 25 (Reuters) – It appears Wall Street investment banks can stay in the highly-profitable hedge fund business after all.

FACTBOX-Winners and losers in the U.S. financial bill

By Reuters Staff
June 25, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers are close to finalizing legislation that will overhaul the country’s financial system and usher in new rules for Wall Street.

FED FOCUS-With broader powers, Fed to face greater scrutiny

By Reuters Staff
June 25, 2010

By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) – As officials at the Federal Reserve may soon discover, more isn’t always better.