Working to find actionable solutions to the nation's key challenges.

The Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative will analyze, assess, and recommend ways to improve financial regulatory policy, including the effects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

The financial crisis exposed fundamental problems in U.S. financial markets and in the regulatory system tasked with overseeing those markets. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act signed into law in July 2010 seeks to make the financial system more transparent and resilient, while providing government regulators with new authority to oversee market participants and to respond to future crises.

The Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative’s overarching objective is to promote policies that balance financial stability, economic growth, and consumer protection. We will be independent, objective and fact based in our analysis and assessment of financial regulatory policy, including the effects of the Dodd-Frank Act. We will propose policies to enhance America’s financial prosperity and security and to advance U.S. competitiveness.

Task Forces

Read more about the initiative task forces and their membership

Systemic Risk

John C. Dugan l Peter R. Fisher l Cantwell F. Muckenfuss III


Failure Resolution

John Bovenzi l Randall D. Guynn l Thomas H. Jackson


Capital Markets

James D. Cox l Jonathan R. Macey l Annette L. Nazareth


Consumer Financial Protection

Richard Fischer l Eric Rodriguez


Regulatory Architecture

Richard H. Neiman l Mark Olson