Top of Mind: Regulatory Rollback

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Potential regulatory rollback in the US ļ¬nancial 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