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Reforming Financial Regulation

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In the midst of the most serious financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression, it is clear that major regulatory failure (in the long run-up to the crisis) was one of the key contributing factors. The two central questions are: In what follows, I offer a summary of my recommendations. 1 It is useful to group the proposed reforms under the seven headings that correspond to problem areas highlighted by the current crisis: (i) reducing leverage and increasing liquidity, (ii) counteracting the pro-cyclicality of bank capital regulation, (iii) pricking asset-price bubbles, (iv) making financial failures less costly, (v) ...
The Markets And The Machines.
Joseph Fuller’s new piece about computer-based trading channels a couple of points I see a lot of market observers missing: Investment firms will wrangle with the challenge of tying their models to a better understanding of market behaviors. Regulators will struggle to adjust market rules to curtail the explosive effects of existing models. Meanwhile, new types of computer-based trading programs will emerge as technologies driving them continue to evolve. At the cutting edge of modeling science, researchers are trying to move away from relatively crude rules-based models toward models that approximate the processes of ... market research, surveys and trends
Making His Presidency McChrystal Clear « Presidential Power
I think it is this. Almost all presidents reach a point when they are faced with choosing among unpalatable alternatives under conditions of great uncertainty and with potentially great consequences, both for their own political future but also for the nation.  It is at these times that presidents must decide: what are my core beliefs – my bedrock principles that help me decide when there are no good choices and no sure outcomes? What sustains me when events go wrong – when I am surrounded by doubt and there is no consensus on what to do? What am I about? This is the essence of leadership: defining those values on which one is ... market research, surveys and trends


Compliance Week: Accounting & Auditing Update - » As Congress ...
This week’s podcast features Robert Amaee of Britain’s Serious Fraud Office talking about his agency’s new tools and priorities when fighting corporate misconduct. Hear the podcast now or … Follow Compliance Week podcasts on iTunes . You can also follow Compliance Week Editor Matt Kelly on Twitter , for the latest regulatory observations and updates. More than 2,300 followers and ranked the most influential Twitter feed on compliance! Visit the Compliance Week has a companion group on LinkedIn , where members can network and discuss the compliance and governance news of the day among themselves. Open to ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
FRB: Tarullo, Challenges in the Wake of the Financial Crisis
I am pleased to be here in Phoenix at the invitation of President Yellen. Having come across the country to speak to you today, I thought I would not confine myself to a single subject, but would instead address a number of areas about which I have been thinking. Lest you fear that means a potpourri of unrelated observations, let me assure you that there is at least some thematic unity in my remarks--namely, the challenges we face in the wake of the financial crisis. So, with your indulgence, let me strike that rather grand theme by covering the current state of the economy, the task of financial regulatory reform, and some ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Obama Leaks Political Capital
The failure to stop the leak mostly sits on BP’s shoulders—the oil company, not the federal government, has the engineering expertise to deal with this extraordinarily complicated problem. But it’s Obama’s responsibility to minimize the damage this spill will do to the Gulf Coast’s environment and economy, even though BP will pick up the tab. The president’s trip Friday will be his third visit to Louisiana since the spill occurred. He’ll meet with Gulf state governors, local officials, fishermen and other small-business owners whose livelihoods are threatened by this environmental calamity. He’ll also get a firsthand briefing ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Derivatives: No special deals for Wall Street
As Congress debates the final language for reforming Wall Street, a behind-the-scenes battle is raging over the arcane details of derivatives regulation. Currently, derivatives trade in an opaque, completely unregulated $600 trillion "dark market." The risk that this presents to the U.S. economy is incalculable, and the new legislation rightly seeks to create transparency by forcing most derivatives transactions to clear through a central counterparty, or clearing house. The clearing house would stand in the middle of the transaction and guarantee both sides of the trade. If one counterparty to the transaction fails, then the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Ten Fundamental Issues in Reforming Financial Regulation and ...
Mar 31, 2008 ... 1. Ten Fundamental Issues in Reforming. Financial Regulation and Supervision in a. World of Financial Innovation and. Globalization ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Financial Regulatory Reform: A New Foundation
Financial Regulatory Reform: A New Foundation requirements on all OTC derivatives. We also propose to strengthen the prudential regulation of all dealers in ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
What are the biggest future issues facing CFO's and finance ...
We're doing some researcch on future challenges for finance directors and chief financial officers in financial services. I'd be very interested to hear what you think might be the biggest strategic, operational or financial challenges they will face over the next five years? I'd also appreciate details of any reports, blogs, websites, publications and conferences which have covered or are covering this particular topic? Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you Rohit Talwar posted January 12, 2007 in Risk Management | Closed Share This Corporate Dynamics & Interaction ...
Why did Obama vote against regulation that would have prevented ...
For many years the President and his Administration have not only warned of the systemic consequences of financial turmoil at a housing government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) but also put forward thoughtful plans to reduce the risk that either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac would encounter such difficulties. President Bush publicly called for GSE reform 17 times in 2008 alone before Congress acted. Unfortunately, these warnings went unheeded, as the President's repeated attempts to reform the supervision of these entities were thwarted by the legislative maneuvering of those who emphatically denied there were problems. 2001 ...