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Top of Mind: Regulatory Rollback

Potential regulatory rollback in the US financial sector is Top of Mind. In the following abridged report originally published on July 26, 2017, Goldman Sachs’ Head of Research Steve Strongin and a key architect of the Dodd-Frank Act, Michael Barr, debate the merits and shortfalls of current regulation and the Treasury’s proposed changes. Also inside:

  • What regulatory rollback could mean for bank equity and credit
  • The broader investing implications of deregulation, including a potential return of arbitrage profits and a likely tailwind for low-volatility assets
  • Acronym buster: CCAR, SLR, LCR and other key financial regulations explained

READ ABRIDGED REPORT