Wed, Apr 1, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Senator Dodd, regulators, managers weigh in on Dodd-Frank

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Former Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT), CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton, and Guggenheim Partners Chairman Alan Schwartz, convened last night at the Bloomberg FX12 Summit to discuss Dodd-Frank and what financial markets participants might expect over the coming months as the fiscal cliff looms large. Speaking to a group of industry professionals in the opening panel, Senator Dodd voiced his unapologetic support for the law, and his vote for the TARP bailout.

"My vote on TARP – and I’ll go to my grave believing this – was the right thing to do at that moment," the Senator said. He also believes that while the implementation of Dodd-Frank is still in flux, the regulations will be a net positive for both the industry and investors. To him, the immediate focus should be on dealing with the fiscal cliff.

"The president and congress really have only a 6-8 week window to engage," he said, noting that after that point, the wiggle room provided by the election is likely to wear off , sending lawmakers and the President back to their respective corners. "The President is really, really going to have to engage on this issue," the Senator said.

His points were echoed by Schwartz who expects to see a rise in corporate and dividend tax rates in addition to the continued implementation of Dodd-Frank. "The most critical part of Dodd-Frank are the derivatives rules," Schwartz said, noting that allowin......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Other Voices: Does the hedge fund industry benefit society?[more]

    This article was authored by Don Steinbrugge, Chairman of Agecroft Partners, a US-based global consulting and third party marketing firm for hedge funds. It is no secret that the hedge fund industry is viewed negatively by a la

  2. Opalesque Roundtable: Emerging managers should avoid chasing 'institutional unicorns'[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: For managers looking to raise a new fund after the crisis, marketing efforts will need to be significantly different, according to delegates at the recent Opalesque Texas Roundtable. "Most of the smaller managers come to the whole fund-raising and marketing

  3. Cohen's private investments deliver strong 7.5% gain in Q1[more]

    From Reuters.com: Billionaire Steven A. Cohen's investments gained 7.5 percent in the first three months of 2015, according to a person familiar with the numbers, helping the former hedge fund manager extend his string of market-beating returns. Cohen's Point72 Asset Management, which invests

  4. Hedge fund launches fall again, $1bn funds found to outperform even smaller hedge funds[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The number of new hedge fund launches fell again in 2014, the third consecutive year of decline, while fund liquidations saw their first drop since 2010, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Industry Report released by industry data provider HFR. Acc

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Cyber security and hedge funds: increased awareness, Part One[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: If you look at the recent cybersecurity news from Bloomberg, hackers are frightening the people: they steal photos and threaten to expose them, they can break into ATMs, they ha

 

banner