Financial Regulation and Reform
Financial services firms are operating in a dramatically different regulatory environment than they did only a few years ago, and that environment continues to change and evolve. The legislative response to the 2008 financial crisis has spurred reforms such as the as Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in the US, the Vickers Report in the UK, and the Basel III reforms in Europe. These actions have fundamentally altered the breadth and scope of financial oversight around the world. New regulatory bodies including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have been created and existing agencies have had their powers expanded. The ultimate impact of the new regulations is still unclear, as rulemaking and implementation continue to move forward.
NERA's expertise and experience in the financial services field is unparalleled. Financial services firms rely on our experts as they navigate the new world of financial regulation -- from analysis of new rules to understanding and adapting to their business impact to compliance and potential dispute resolution. We bring to bear a thorough understanding of financial markets and the regulatory institutions that govern them, building on years of hands-on experience both advising leading financial institutions and holding senior positions at major global financial institutions, regulatory bodies, and top-tier universities. NERA's finance experts have held key positions at government agencies including the Federal Reserve Board, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Many have held senior positions at some of the world's leading financial companies, including Barclays, Banque Paribas, Morgan Stanley, and CS First Boston. We also work frequently with outside industry and academic experts.