Posts Tagged ‘Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act’

  • Bridges to Brooklyn, and Swamp Land in Florida
    Posted by on April 23rd, 2015 at 5:11 am, Comments: 0

    Do you believe the stories about the origin of the Flash Crash?  If you do, I have a bridge in NYC and some slightly damp […]

  • It’s A New Information Age in Financial Markets
    Posted by on April 21st, 2015 at 9:42 am, Comments: 0

    When I traded on the floor, one of the reasons it there was a cost to be there was we had better information than the […]

  • Innovation in Finance
    Posted by on April 8th, 2015 at 8:14 am, Comments: 0

    It used to be that if you were entrepreneurial and innovative, an investment bank was a good place to work.  Banks were creative.  They were […]

  • Disruption in Finance is Here
    Posted by on March 10th, 2015 at 12:40 pm, Comments: 0

    Three things came across my desk yesterday.  I will share them. Here is a deck about the current state of banking. 2015 Banking Trends from […]

  • Where To Find Money If You Are A Startup
    Posted by on February 10th, 2015 at 6:47 am, Comments: 0

    If you are a startup, how do you find money?  The other day when I spoke to a class at Chicago Booth we discussed it. […]

  • Who Needs A Bank?
    Posted by on January 15th, 2015 at 9:59 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday, Roger Ehrenberg of IA Ventures sent out some thought provoking tweets. Here’s one. Increasing bank regulation and high fixed costs are dooming vast swaths of […]

  • The New Republicans Take Control
    Posted by on January 6th, 2015 at 8:06 am, Comments: 0

    Today the newly elected Congress steps into the batter’s box.  There is so much hyperbole around politics these days, it’s almost meaningless to try and […]

  • Why Buyouts Are Stalled in the Middle Market
    Posted by on December 12th, 2013 at 8:19 am, Comments: 0

    Was talking to some middle market investment bankers the other day.  They were not happy with the pace of economic growth in the market.  These […]

  • Mr. Volcker’s Rule
    Posted by on December 11th, 2013 at 10:50 am, Comments: 0

    They finally passed the Volcker Rule yesterday and both sides claimed victory.  That’s how you know little was done.  The end effect is more bank […]

  • Gary Gensler of the CFTC: Thinks He Should Be King
    Posted by on May 28th, 2013 at 9:46 am, Comments: 0

    Regulators should be like the best referees at a sporting event.  They are there to make sure that things are played by the rules, but […]

  • Too Big To Fail Intensifies
    Posted by on March 20th, 2013 at 8:17 am, Comments: 0

    Since the bank bailout of 2008, or maybe it really began in August of 2007, average people have been complaining about Too Big to Fail. […]

  • What’s The Problem With The Whale?
    Posted by on March 15th, 2013 at 9:04 am, Comments: 0

    Retiring Senator Carl Levin has been investigating Jamie Dimon’s whale.   It’s pretty clear that JP Morgan ($JPM) screwed up.  The question is should the […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on March 12th, 2013 at 5:36 am, Comments: 0

    The real Second Amendment agenda.  You know it. Who took a chance on you? The Fukushima reactor, not so much radiation leaked out. Chicago Police […]

  • Dodd-Frank: Too Big and Failing
    Posted by on March 11th, 2013 at 9:34 am, Comments: 0

    Two centerpieces of legislation during the last four years were Obamacare and Dodd-Frank.  Both are pernicious, and both currently are failing.  Dodd-Frank was destined to […]

  • Tax Code Carve Out-Free Money For Smart Investors
    Posted by on January 31st, 2013 at 8:19 am, Comments: 0

    Did you know that if you invest in startups, you pay no taxes on the gain?  Zero taxes will accentuate a trend I see just […]

  • Private Capital, Private Markets
    Posted by on November 25th, 2012 at 9:37 am, Comments: 0

    At this time of year, a lot of articles write about what you should invest in going forward.  People take a peek at their investments […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on November 17th, 2012 at 6:12 am, Comments: 0

    They are auctioning off a Ferrari for Hurricane Sandy. Gay bar or Steak House?  Heh. FX swaps exempt from Dodd-Frank.  We ought to exempt everyone […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on November 12th, 2012 at 6:18 am, Comments: 0

    Got this from  Chicago is incredible.  Nothing is impossible. Small banks will be extinguished from the financial landscape in the US.  Courtesy of Dodd-Frank. […]