Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative

About the Initiative

The Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative analyzes, assesses, and recommends ways to improve financial regulatory policy, including the effects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

BPC Recommends Improvements to Key Features of the Dodd-Frank Act, Releases Action Items for Regulators and Congress

The Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative released three top ten lists highlighting key areas of progress made since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act four years ago, along with 20 proposed action items for regulators and Congress to address the significant challenges that remain

Baily, Swagel, and Klein: Breaking the impasse on Dodd-Frank

Battle lines have solidified in the four years since enactment of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation reform law (formally, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010). Opponents argue that the law harms the economy and should be repealed. Proponents oppose legislative changes, even potential improvements, on the grounds that opening up the legislation will weaken it or even lead to repeal.

FSOC Minutes: A Step Forward, But More Disclosure Needed

BPC's Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative commends the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) for enhancing the quality of its minutes released yesterday, and encourages it to take further steps to increase transparency. BPC has previously called on FSOC to enhance the quality of its minutes and these actions are a significant first step toward meeting that goal.

When Will Critical Fed Vacancies be Filled?

Have last year’s changes to the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rule changed the speed at which independent financial regulators are nominated or confirmed? It is too soon to answer that question, but the unusual number of current and upcoming vacancies on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Board) will provide a notable test case in the Senate.

Visualizing a New Regulatory Architecture