Articles About Christopher Dodd

Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
01.20.2011

Republicans May Underfund Dodd-Frank Implementation

President Barack Obama’s crackdown on Wall Street excesses could be hampered if the incoming Republican-controlled Congress refuses to fund two crucial regulatory agencies.  The Dodd-Frank financial reform law – passed with heavy Democratic support – promised a generous budget to regulate the $600 trillion over-the-counter derivatives market.  Now, the law’s implementation may be derailed by […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
11.19.2010

House GOP Taking a Second Look at Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Law

The newly empowered Republicans in the House of Representatives will attempt to rein in regulators who are in the process of implementing the comprehensive reform of financial rules and advocate for a smaller government role in the mortgage market.  By taking control of the House in the recent mid-term elections, the GOP will have more […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
09.16.2010

Financial Reform Forces Transformation on Alternative Investments

The alternative investment management business will undergo major changes, thanks to passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  Although no specific rules have yet been written, the Wall Street reform law could impact investment returns, leverage and risk-taking, innovation and transparency of private equity, real estate and hedge fund managers. “This […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
08.09.2010

Geithner Gains New Powers With Financial Regulation Overhaul

With the passage of historic financial reform legislation, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is being given the authority to reshape bank regulations, oversee financial markets and create a consumer protection agency.  Few Treasury secretaries will wield this much influence once President Obama signs the new financial overhaul legislation passed by Congress. Geithner’s fingerprints are all over […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
08.03.2010

Geithner Gains New Powers With Financial Regulation Overhaul

With the passage of historic financial reform legislation, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is being given the authority to reshape bank regulations, oversee financial markets and create a consumer protection agency.  Few Treasury secretaries will wield this much influence once President Obama signs the new financial overhaul legislation passed by Congress. Geithner’s fingerprints are all over […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
06.07.2010

Senate, House Versions of Financial Reform Bill Headed to Reconciliation

Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT) is enjoying a big victory in his last days in the Senate following passage of broad financial reform legislation designed to rein in the excesses that caused the financial meltdown.  First, the Senate and House versions of the bill must undergo reconciliation.  Under the new law, for example, homebuyers will have […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
04.29.2010

Fed Governor: U.S. Faces “Significant Economic Challenges”

The United States still faces “significant economic challenges”, with unemployment at “stubbornly” high levels and businesses that are reluctant to spend as government deficits rise.  This is the opinion of Federal Reserve Governor Kevin Warsh, who said “Taking account of the broad range of economic and financial conditions, there is no wonder that the electorate […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
04.21.2010

Are Banks Really Too Big To Fail?

Simon Johnson, a professor at M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, raises the question of “As we move closer to a Senate – and presumably national – debate on financial reform, the central technical and political question is:  What would prevent any bank or similar institute from […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
04.15.2010

Financial Reform Legislation Faces Uphill Battle in the Senate

Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, introduced revised legislation to regulate the nation’s financial system.  The plan would create a nine-member council, led by the Treasury secretary, to be on the alert for systemic risks, and direct the Federal Reserve to oversee the nation’s largest and most interconnected financial institutions. The […]

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