U.S. officials are letting big banks exploit loopholes in Dodd-Frank rules that were meant to curb excessive risk-taking in derivatives, several academics and former policymakers warned. They urged state attorneys general to take action.
With the regulatory relief bill set to become law soon, some congressional Republicans are already calling for additional rollbacks to the Dodd-Frank Act. There’s one thing they should keep in mind: Community banks had a hand in the crisis too.
In his last major speech as the agency’s No. 2, Thomas Hoenig said it would be a “serious policy mistake” to relax measures such as the supplementary leverage ratio, but he was more open to regulatory relief in other areas.