The Next Bonfire of the Vanities
As The New York Times noted in its obituary of author Tom Wolfe in May, his wildly successful “The Bonfire of the Vanities” provided readers with “a sweeping, bitingly satiri
GDPR – Sink or Swim
Data-focused regulation by any other name would still be regulation. But will GDPR make a difference? Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. A familiar refrain that seems t
Regulation Hits the Big Screen
Regulation is always one of the top stories across the global financial sector. Market structure is constantly evolving and, as such, must be cautiously monitored by regulators aro
Blockchain plus smart contracts equals boon for regulators
Of the many benefits to capital markets promised by smart contracts and blockchain technology, none are more important than those to be gained by regulators. Indeed, regulation was
Drafting the Dodd-Frank Narrative
George Bailey is making a vicious comeback. The release of a working paper from the Harvard Kennedy School concluded that the declining strength of community banks has accelerated
Global Regulation: Is it Even a Possibility?
There are buzzwords across the financial services industry – cyber-security, cloud computing, SEFs – which have a value in their respective sectors. However, there is one term
Time for “Private Equity” to Change its name… Again?
The implosion of the junk bond market in the early 1990s, along with a number of high profile LBO failures – Federated Department Stores, Macys, Revco, and of course, the deal du