10Minutes on US financial reform

July 2010
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US financial reform

At a glance

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (The Dodd-Frank Act)ushers in a new financial regulatory architecture. Of chief concern to business leaders: How will The Act affect my company's ability to fund its needs, maintain liquidity, earn competitive rates on cash and investments, manage commodity and financial risks through derivatives, and provide financing to my customers?

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (The Dodd-Frank Act) just signed by President Obama ushers in a new financial regulatory architecture. Of chief concern to business leaders: How will The Act affect my company’s ability to fund its needs, maintain liquidity, earn competitive rates on cash and investments, manage commodity and financial risks through derivatives, and provide financing to my customers?

The way that financial firms advise corporate customers on a host of financing activities M&A, raising debt and equity, creating structured products, and financing international trade may also change.

This edition of 10Minutes offers insights on how the Act introduces new regulators and extends regulations over new markets, entities, and activities.

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