Ten key points from Treasury’s first financial regulation report

Last week, the Treasury Department released its highly anticipated report on financial regulation in response to President Trump’s February Executive Order. The report analyzes regulatory requirements against the Administration’s “Core Principles” and makes recommendations to streamline and rationalize post-crisis regulations that have cast a wider-than-desired net over the financial system. 

The recommendations were largely unsurprising and did not represent a large scale rollback of the Dodd-Frank Act as suggested in some Administration rhetoric. Any statutory changes will be slow, but as we predicted in November, many of the recommendations will be directly enacted by the regulatory agencies. This sentiment was confirmed today as regulators from the Fed, FDIC, and OCC testified before the Senate Banking Committee that they have leeway to change regulations that their agencies administer.

  1. Relief for community and mid-size banks.
  2. A tailored approach to regulation.
  3. Power to the Treasury.
  4. The Volcker Rule will survive.
  5. CFPB in the crosshairs.
  6. You say you want a resolution.
  7. Echoes of Tarullo.
  8. Getting in line with Basel.
  9. Cybersecurity harmonization.
  10. What’s next?

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