Barney Frank

The swaps carve-out conundrum

Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Act will force swap dealers to hive off certain derivatives businesses into separate affiliates. But the legislation is fiendishly complicated, riddled with oversights and requires daring interpretative leaps, which has left…

OTS pays the price of failure

The US Office of Thrift Supervision will be abolished under the Dodd-Frank Act, but is the agency being made a scapegoat for the financial crisis or will its dissolution help mitigate regulatory arbitrage and raise supervisory standards? Peter Madigan…

CFTC rules increase credit risk

Proposed rules to limit leverage on margin FX trading accounts at retail forex brokers will have the unintended consequence of increasing counterparty risk, according to Josh Levy, managing director at Tactical Asset Management.

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