Letter from the Chairman

Dear Colleague,

Although it’s been nearly two years since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, much of its full impact has yet to be felt.

Of the almost 400 rulemakings required by the law, only a quarter have been finalized, while 36% have not even been proposed, according to law firm Davis Polk.

Indeed, some of the biggest parts of the law have not been implemented, including a plan to force securitizers to retain at least some of the risks of the loans they sell and the so-called Volcker Rule to ban proprietary trading.

That’s why it’s so important for bankers, industry representatives and other interested stakeholders to hear directly from regulators, lawmakers, and other policymakers about what’s coming next in the months and years ahead.

Last year, American Banker held its first Regulatory Symposium, and heard from the top officials at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, in addition to top lawmakers on the House Financial Services and Senate Banking committees. We also tackled hot-button topics with some of the industry’s leading thought providers, including bank CEOs, academics and consultants.

This year’s event promises to be of a similar high caliber with speeches from key regulators and lawmakers as well as panel discussions covering the important topics in the policy world.

Please accept our invitation to join us on Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 just outside of Washington D.C. It’s your chance to hear first-hand from key policy players about what’s happening in the nation’s capital, and where the future of bank regulation is headed.


Rob Blackwell photo Rob Blackwell
Washington Bureau Chief
American Banker