Dodd-Frank Act

WHAT IS THIS? Properly known as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, this controversial US legislative package enacted a host of reforms agreed by the G20 nations in the aftermath of the financial crisis, including rules on the clearing, execution and reporting of standardised swaps. It also introduced the Volcker rule ban on proprietary trading by banks, and a new way of liquidating big institutions.

Feet of Clayton

New SEC chairman split between presidential deregulation agenda and filling holes in existing rules