By Abel M. Mateus on April 19, 2012

The latest Fin Reg Digest has smoking guns, shadow threats, a story about Finance’s Happy Valley, and a lot more. Check it out here.

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By Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz on April 18, 2012

Rating agencies have been blamed by many as major contributors to the 2007-2009 financial crisis, and even as THE major contributors by some.  Significant new regulations have been put in place and others have been proposed on how to restructure this market.  Though some changes may be in order, there is a danger of over-regulation, […]

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By Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz on April 4, 2012

An interview by Le Temps and Rosa Abrantes-Metz can be read here (in French). Le Temps Interview.

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By Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz on April 4, 2012

The Dodd Frank regulations for derivatives typically cover any transactions undertaken under an ISDA Master Agreement, with a few exceptions. In what relates to swap transactions, the Commodity Futures Trade Commission (CFTC) will regulate swaps, while the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will regulate security-based swaps. Under the CFTC’s umbrella, the following will be covered: […]

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By Abel M. Mateus on April 3, 2012

Presenting a paper written by one of our directors, John D. Wolken. Prior to his affiliation with Global Economics Group, Dr. Wolken was involved with policy analysis and research as a Senior Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. There he conducted policy and research projects on the financial services industry […]

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By Abel M. Mateus on March 22, 2012

The lastest Fin Reg Digest has stress, complexity, amnesia, and more:  Check it out here.

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