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How a pair of SEC rules might survive deregulation

Marc Butler | July 25, 2017

It would be easy to believe that the entire regulatory framework erected around the financial services industry after the Great Recession is on the verge of being leveled. President Trump swept into office with vague but foreboding promises to “do a big number” on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. He followed that up by directing the Treasury Department to conduct a thorough review of the legislation and, subsequently, ordering a review of Dodd-Frank’s “too-big-to-fail” provisions, which give regulators the authority to shutter large firms whose financial troubles could pose a threat to the financial system.

President Trump has not been alone in his tough talk. His Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, has vowed to “kill” Dodd-Frank’s... To get the full story, subscribe now.