Even if it's diluted, the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) is here to stay. It is a fact that transparency is critical, and there needs to be a requisite infrastructure for a strong clearing mechanism. Such a mechanism helps with aggregation of data to give counterparty views on exposure, and it helps regulators police for misuse.
In an article published in Global Finance magazine, our experts discuss how the path to a better and controlled marketplace - with tighter risk measures, and where the customer is king and bailouts are not implemented again - is fraught with risks. The biggest technical issues have been differentiating between proprietary trading and transactional hedging. There are also political roadblocks, and regulators struggle to finalize rules while avoiding unintended consequences.
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