Need for meaningful reform was underscored recently when several banks were fined for rigging key foreign-exchange benchmarks.
Jim Allen, CFA, hones in on three financial policy issues and their likely future in Congress post-mid-term elections.
Initial assessment of results confirms that EU bank balance sheets were overvalued in recent years because of delayed loan write-downs.
Assessing derivatives exposures can be challenging because of incomparable, incomplete, and fragmented disclosures within financial reports.
This podcast covers the Johnson-Crapo mortgage finance reform bill, OTC derivatives, systemic risk associated with central clearinghouses, and an overview credit rating agencies.
The banking union aims to facilitate a more integrated banking sector within the EU and to mitigate the potential for systemic risks from banks acting across borders yet supervised (until now) at a national level.
It is the investment sector that will determine the ultimate success or failure of any MBS reform effort.
From the controversial Volcker Rule to new mortgage standards, several new regulations will test the effectiveness of U.S. financial industry oversight.
Investors should be far less certain of celebration, for they have multiple interests at stake, not all of which align perfectly.
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