Financial Regulation

Systematic Study Shows Improvement in SEC Economic Analysis

Agency sees increased effectiveness after incorporating feedback from courts and academics.

Treasury Pick’s Oversight of “Robo-Signing” Heats Up Nomination Proceedings

Steven Mnuchin continues to advance in U.S. Senate even as Democrats decry his role during financial crisis.

What if Dodd-Frank is Built on Faulty Assumptions?

Duke Law Professor argues for a new regulatory paradigm.

Agency Signals Separate Regulation of “FinTech” Companies

National financial technology companies will be regulated differently than traditional banks.

Adapting Regulation for the FinTech World

A federal consumer watchdog quietly solved a big problem.

Currency Authority Proposes Ban on Bank Investments in Commercial Metals

U.S. banking regulator seeks to stop banks from trading in metals like copper and aluminum.

Hard Brexit Makes Hard Law for EU Financial Services Regulation

A hard Brexit may require an overhaul of the EU’s rules governing its relationship with non-member states.

New Reporting Requirements Imposed on Treasury Market

In the wake of bizarre market behavior, regulators move to expand disclosure on Treasury trades.

Financial Regulators Take Stock and Look Ahead

Wall Street Journal conference in New York brings together prominent regulators and industry insiders for wide-ranging discussions.

Evaluating Germany’s Success in Regulating High-Frequency Trading

Scholar argues that ambitious German regulation on computer trades, although imperfect, is beneficial.

New York State Moves Towards Cyber Attack Regulations

The New York State Department of Financial Services proposes cybersecurity regulations for financial institutions.

GAO Calls on Government Leaders to Revisit Financial Regulatory Reform

Government Accountability Office issues report finding oversight system too fragmented and complex.