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.

New Reforms Released Today Will Reduce Systemic Risk and Improve Response to Threats to the U.S. Financial System

Washington, D.C. - The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative released a series of reforms to improve the regulation and supervision of the U.S. financial system in a new report, Responding to Systemic Risk: Restoring the Balance. The report, authored by task force members John C. Dugan, Peter R. Fisher, and Cantwell F. Muckenfuss III, includes recommendations to:

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 Opponents argue that the law harms the economy and should be repealed.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.

Visualizing a New Regulatory Architecture