Geithner proposes systemic risk US super regulator

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The US needs "a single systemic regulator", said Treasury secretary Tim Geithner, addressing the House Financial Services Committee last Thursday. When some Republican members baulked at plans for a "super regulator" to replace the current hotchpotch of authorities created in response to the 1930s financial crisis, Geithner dismissed expectations of "turf wars" between existing regulators, saying a shift is needed to move regulation to focus on the economic function and risks provided by firms

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