OCC’s Chief Counsel, Julie Williams, Resigns, Heralding Possible New Era at the Regulator

By: Tuesday August 14, 2012 6:55 am

It’s been a good couple weeks for executive agency retirements. First we witnessed the end of the reign of Cass Sunstein from OIRA, which centralized regulatory power inside the White House rather than at the agency level, and who liked to distribute industry talking points and gut regulations in service to those industries. Believe it [...]

Low Regulator Assertiveness Part of Problem With Mitigating Financial Risks

By: Tuesday June 12, 2012 9:14 am

Jamie Dimon testifies before the Senate Banking Committee tomorrow, and this Bloomberg report should be a nice template for the Senators questioning him. It alleges that he was personally responsible for keeping regulators at bay from the chief investment office, the one responsible for all the Fail Whale losses, which could reach past $5 billion [...]

Recapping Thursday Action in Congress – There Was Some!

By: Friday March 30, 2012 6:21 am

Let’s briefly recap Congress’ busy day yesterday, as they head out for a two-week recess (Spring Break ’12 Cancun?): • I already mentioned the passage of the Paul Ryan budget. If you believe that politics have anything to do with policies, it is confounding for House Republicans to mostly walk the plank again, passing a [...]

Financial Regulatory Appointments Eyed by White House

By: Saturday June 11, 2011 5:40 am

The White House appears finally ready to make a number of financial regulatory picks, readying nominees to replace the heads of the FDIC and the OCC, who have left or are in the process of leaving. This is added to the speculation about Raj Date as the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. [...]

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