Articles About Financial Regulation

Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
10.24.2011

Federal Reserve Asks for Comments Before Implementing the Volcker Rule

Federal regulators have requested public comment on the Volcker Rule — the Dodd-Frank Act restrictions that would ban American banks from making short-term trades of financial instruments for their own accounts and prevent them from owning or sponsoring hedge funds and private-equity funds.  The Volcker rule, released by the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
03.02.2011

How Canada Avoided a Housing Bust

Canada avoided the collapse in housing prices that devastated American homeowners and the U.S. economy, thanks to tighter financial regulations, the lack of subprime lending and securitized mortgages. Foreclosures are rare.  As a result, Canadian real estate steadily appreciated while property values in Florida, Arizona and other hard-hit American markets tanked. According to James MacGee […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
08.31.2010

Anthony Downs On Financial Reform

The nation’s financial system needs significantly more regulation than exists now.  The lack of tough regulatory powers strongly impacted the recent financial crash and the Great Recession that ensued.  The good news is that the Obama administration is moving firmly in this direction with financial reform legislation a critical item on its agenda.  This is […]

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Author:
Matt Ward
Posted:
04.13.2010

Government Expansion Will Fuel 2010 Office Absorption

The federal government will lead the office market recovery, especially in Washington, D.C. According to Jones Lang LaSalle’s 2010 U.S. Federal Government Perspective, the federal government will need at least 4,000,000 SF of new space nationally this year, though the lion’s share will be in the Washington, D.C. market. The need will be driven primarily […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
03.31.2010

Volcker Rule Seeks to Regulate Financial Markets

A draft of President Barack Obama’s financial reform legislation has been sent to Congress.  Dubbed the Volcker Rule in honor of the former Federal Reserve chairman’s  aggressive pursuit of these regulations, the five-page proposal will ban proprietary trading and mergers that give banks more than a 10 percent market share as measured by liabilities that […]

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