The Derivative Project

Why the Sokol “Affair” is the Game Changer in Dodd Frank Derivatives Regulation

The Simple Story,  on how these markets use to operate, when societal needs in capital markets were placed above personal greed. In the “olden days” Wall Street actually talked about banks’ societal and capital role. The Simple Story was a speech given in February 2010 to a group of women…

What Happened to Congressional Representation of the Individual Taxpayer?

Here are some highlights of today’s House Financial Services Oversight Committee. Panel 1 Nothing significant was discussed in Panel I, other than to reinforce the Republican concept that Dodd Frank will crush innovation and create a waste of taxpayer dollars on regulatory expenses.  The entire focus was on protection of…

Why is Republican Witness Testimony Conflicting with The Facts?

Once again, it appears it is all how you spin it.  A core argument of the Republican lead Testimony scheduled for this afternoon’s public hearing is the threat that Dodd Frank is too restrictive, which will create regulatory arbitrage and business will leave the U.S. IMF Queries Derivatives Reform Effectiveness…

The Working Agenda for Tomorrow’s House Hearing on Costs of Dodd-Frank

The House Financial Services Committee on Oversight and Investigation will hold a hearing tomorrow afternoon on “The Costs of Implementing the Dodd-Frank Act:  Budgetary and Economic”. Here is the Majority of Americans Wish for a Working Agenda and Lively Debate What are the unbiased costs and implications of regulatory arbitrage…

“Lavish” Teacher Salaries, IRR’s and Regulatory Arbitrage

Last Week:  The European Union Banned Naked Credit Default Swaps and Moved Towards A Speculation Tax, While The U.S. Focused on “Lavish” Teacher Salaries March 7, 2011 the European Union made it official, naked credit default swaps are banned, unless one is selling against a “proxy” portfolio. Here is the…