BOCA RATON, Fla. – Elizabeth Warren, the architect of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has long been a contender for the title of most hated woman in banking. This week, as news of her election on Tuesday sunk in, financial services executives and other industry members tried to come to terms with the news.

"I'm terribly sorry about sending Elizabeth Warren to the Senate," consultant Nick Miller quipped by way of welcome to an industry audience Thursday morning.

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