Nera: How the banking backlash began


The eurozone crisis, sovereign downgrades, squeezed profits, strict new regulations – when compared with today’s parade of misery, bankers could be forgiven for looking back to the mid-2000s as a golden age. But not everyone involved in the financial industry views the period with nostalgia. For Sharon Brown-Hruska, one of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) five commissioners from 2002 to 2006 – and acting chair of the CFTC from 2004 to 2005 – it was a period marked by

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