financial stability, FSOC, MetLife, SIFI

Under Dodd-Frank, the new Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) has the authority to designate companies as “systemically important financial institutions” or “SIFIs.” By identifying and branding these companies as systemically important, we’ve been told, the government will end “too big to fail.” Dodd-Frank’s supporters claim bailouts like…

Bank Capital, bank lending, Basel III, John Allison, Sarbanes-Oxley

On Tuesday, John Allison, chair of CMFA’s executive advisory board, former president of Cato, and 20-year CEO of BB&T, testified before the House Financial Services Committee. The hearing was on the recently proposed Financial CHOICE Act, which aims to reform Dodd-Frank. Beyond discussing the potential efficacy of that bill, Allison’s testimony…