Financial Regulation News

Financial regulation has always been a well-covered and hotly debated topic, but it came into sharper focus during the 2008 financial crisis. That remains to this day which is why Wiser created the financial regulation news email. It is a daily digest of the best articles from around the web delivered to your inbox every day. Financial regulation news covers both the actions of regulators, as well as the debates and policy decisions that bring the regulations into place. All modern economies in the world operate a form of financial regulation to control and restrict the actions of financial institutions. This is done to protect the wider economy and preserve the integrity of the system, which in turn creates confidence and trust. In the United States, there are financial regulators at every level of government. At the top of the tree is the Federal Reserve but there are also state regulators and others. The challenge is to create a system that encourages growth and the pursuit of prosperity, while safeguarding the financial system and individual Americans. You can stay up-to-date with all developments when you register for the Wiser financial regulation news email.

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Trump team fails to grasp entire nature of regulatory burden
The Hill • Brink Lindsey, Opinion Contributor
China Names Guo Shuqing, Known for Rapid-Fire Change, to Oversee Troubled Banks
The New York Times • Keith Bradsher
Hensarling warns Yellen against pushing new regulations
Politico • Zachary Warmbrodt
Hensarling’s leverage ratio plan won’t work without stress tests
American Banker • Martin Lowy
Four ways to make the regulatory regime better
American Banker • Eugene Ludwig
The Twisted OTC Derivatives Markets: Interest Rate Swaps, Part I
Seeking Alpha • Kurt Dew
New York agency stepping up as anti-money laundering enforcer
The Hill • Opinion Contributor, Richard Malish
Donald Trump's Executive Order On Financial Regulation Dissected: There Is Still Upside
Seeking Alpha • The First Mover
State insurance regulators may flex muscles amid federal rollback
The Hill • Howard Mills, Opinion Contributor
DNC Chair Candidate Tom Perez’s Bank-Friendly Record Could Kneecap the Democratic Party
First Look Media • Dan Froomkin
 
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Economic Policy, Finance
Trump team fails to grasp entire nature of regulatory burden
The HillBrink Lindsey, Opinion Contributor
The Trump administration is promising to kick-start economic growth by slashing federal regulations “by 75 percent, maybe more” in hyperbolic Trump-speak. The basic idea is sound — excessive regulation is a significant drag on America’s long-term growth prospects. But in major respects,...
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Bank Regulation, Banking
China Names Guo Shuqing, Known for Rapid-Fire Change, to Oversee Troubled Banks
The New York TimesKeith Bradsher
SHANGHAI — Less than four years ago, Guo Shuqing seemed like yet another economic reformer who had tried to bring market-oriented changes to China’s fraud-ridden and heavily politicized financial system only to see his career sidetracked. During just 17 months as the...
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Barack Obama, Federal Reserve
Hensarling warns Yellen against pushing new regulations
PoliticoZachary Warmbrodt
House Republicans are demanding that the Federal Reserve wait for the Senate to confirm a Fed banking regulator before proposing or adopting any new rules — or else the GOP may move to gut the regulations. In a letter sent today to...
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Bank Regulation, Banking
Hensarling’s leverage ratio plan won’t work without stress tests
American BankerMartin Lowy
Bank regulatory capital requirements have become way too complex, and Rep. Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, wants to simplify them. His idea (as part of the proposed Financial Choice Act) is to permit a big bank to maintain...
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Bank Regulation, Banking
Four ways to make the regulatory regime better
American BankerEugene Ludwig
It would be difficult to argue that our current regulatory framework is perfect. But as the new administration and Congress examine possible regulatory reform, it should be clear that amendments must preserve banking regulation and supervision’s vital role in the proper functioning...
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Bank Regulation, Bank of America
The Twisted OTC Derivatives Markets: Interest Rate Swaps, Part I
Seeking AlphaKurt Dew
Summary The article is the fourth in a series describing how OTC market dealers routinely manipulate prices under the government's nose. The topic here is OTC interest rate swaps. This article discusses the first of two ways interest rate swaps create imaginary...
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Bank Regulation, Banking
New York agency stepping up as anti-money laundering enforcer
The HillOpinion Contributor, Richard Malish
The Trump administration’s deregulatory push has many speculating whether U.S. anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing regulations are also in the crosshairs. The general view is that Trump will keep AML regulations in place, or even strengthen them, to bolster his anti-terrorism...
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Banking, Economic Policy
Donald Trump's Executive Order On Financial Regulation Dissected: There Is Still Upside
Seeking AlphaThe First Mover
Summary Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Financial Regulation states the will to deregulate the US banking system within the limits of acceptable systemic risk. The bull run in US banks could be close to a temporary end, but prices still do not...
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Federal Reserve, Finance
State insurance regulators may flex muscles amid federal rollback
The HillHoward Mills, Opinion Contributor
Talk of a lighter regulatory touch out of Washington has many in the financial services industry feeling optimistic; but for insurers, there may be reason to be wary of the ‘law of unintended consequences.’ A potential repeal, or rollback, of the Dodd-Frank...
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Bank Regulation, Barack Obama
DNC Chair Candidate Tom Perez’s Bank-Friendly Record Could Kneecap the Democratic Party
First Look MediaDan Froomkin
“Why does nobody ever go to jail?” asked Mandy Grunwald, a messaging guru for the Hillary Clinton campaign, in an email in 2015 to eight other top campaign officials. She was responding to a settlement announced by the Department of Justice with...
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