Download PDF John Crawford* and Tim Karpoff** A notably bitter battle over financial reform in the wake of the crisis of 2008 has centered on a mandate that federally insured depository institutions—i.e., banks—refrain from entering into certain derivatives contracts. … [Read more...] about The Swaps Pushout Rule: Much Ado About the Wrong Thing?
Download PDF J. Robert Brown, Jr.* I. Introduction Congress, in adopting the Dodd-Frank Act, sought to correct some of the abuses believed to have contributed to the financial crisis of 2008-2009. Executive compensation was one of them. Formulas used to determine … [Read more...] about Dodd-Frank, Compensation Ratios, and the Expanding Role of Shareholders in the Governance Process
Download PDF Edward F. Greene* I. Introduction Dodd-Frank represents the most sweeping changes to the financial regulatory environment in the United States since the Great Depression. While its enactment was important, the Act is seriously flawed. It does not deal … [Read more...] about Dodd-Frank and the Future of Financial Regulation
Download PDF Jeff Schwartz* Eleven months after Dodd-Frank was signed into law, the SEC issued final rules pertaining to Title IV of the Act, which calls for the registration of advisers to hedge funds and similar private investment vehicles. This brief essay looks at … [Read more...] about The Crystallization of Hedge-Fund Regulation
Download PDF David Mader* Introduction The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) is ambitious and complex legislation designed to significantly transform the way the financial system operates. Yet in a year’s time, the rule-making … [Read more...] about A Consultant’s View of Dodd-Frank