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Rutgers Financial Institutions Center hosts summit with SEC on outsmarting consumer & investment fraud

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Senior executives from the SEC, FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office and other federal government agencies came to Rutgers Business School on September 17 to discuss careers in financial regulatory agencies and how to protect investments against identity fraud.

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Financial Institutions Conference: Obama second-term leaves banks learning to live with strict new regulation

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bankers and financial professionals attending a conference hosted by the Rutgers Financial Institutions Center earlier this month sounded resigned to the fact that they will have to live with controversial rules such as the Dodd-Frank Act, but even as the industry restructures, there are signs that stricter reforms are coming.

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Faculty Insight: Too Small to Survive? Possible consequences of Dodd-Frank Act

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The two-year-old federal law, inspired by the collapse of the financial industry and the ensuing “Great Recession,” was intended to prevent another financial crisis by imposing new requirements for transparency, accountability and consumer protections. But recently, some unintended consequences of the law, namely the crushing burden on banks to meet these regulations, are starting to be raised by industry observers.

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Strong, diverse views will fuel discussion on reforms at financial industry conference

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The conference hosted by the Financial Institutions Center and Rutgers Business School will open with a panel of experts who view U.S. banking regulations from very different perspectives. The panelists will include a policy maker at the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, a Pulitzer Prize-winning financial journalist, a lawyer and the chief investment officer and head of fixed income for Alliance Bernstein.

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Faculty Insight: Collapse of Lehman Brothers proves a bank's size isn't all that matters

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Finance professor Darius Palia explains how Lehman Brothers' interconnections contributed to the bank's collapse, a factor that regulators realize now can be as important as an institution's size in evaluating its potential to disrupt the financial system.

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With election results known, financial experts to debate implications for financial institutions at November 9th conference

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Headlining the discussion will be Doug J. Peebles, Chief Investment Office & Head, Alliance-Bernstein Fixed Income, and Charles S. Morris, Acting Deputy to Vice-Chairman of FDIC, Vice President and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, who will be debating the implementation of the Volker Rule, Dodd-Frank and other regulations.

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