The Bair necessities


Regulators have proposed a variety of fixes to the problems exposed by the financial crisis. Few, however, have been as bold as those suggested by Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), in her testimony to the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on May 6.

Pre-empting many of the measures the Obama administration would go on to officially propose in its Financial regulatory reform: A new foundation white paper released on June 17, Bair sug

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