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February 3, 2017

Ian Katz quoted in The Financial Times

"Wall Street welcomes Trump the deregulator" by Alistair Gray and Ben McLannahan


Financials analyst Ian Katz was quoted in Alistair Gray and Ben McLannahan's Financial Times article, entitled "Wall Street welcomes Trump the deregulator".

Gray and McLannahan write:

"Making a big splash with the announcement is a perfectly fine way to get attention and it puts everyone on notice that the White House really wants this stuff done," said Ian Katz, director at the policy analysis group Capital Alpha. 

"But it doesn't do much to change the reality, which is that you either need legislators or regulators to make these changes."

As an example, Mr. Katz cited the Volcker rule, which prevents banks from making speculative bets from their own accounts: "You have five regulators responsible for the rule, and it's not easy to get five regulators to agree on anything."

Source: https://www.ft.com/content/5a8ce1da-ea2f-11e6-893c-082c54a7f539

December 5, 2016

Ian Katz quoted in The Financial Times

"Insurers' hopes rise over 'too-big-to-fail' label" by Alistair Gray


Financials analyst Ian Katz was quoted in Alistair Gray's Financial Times article, "Insurers' hopes rise over 'too-big-to-fail' label". 

Gray writes:

"I expect that by early 2018, give or take a little bit, AIG and Prudential will have their Sifi designations rescinded," said Ian Katz, director at the policy analysis group Capital Alpha.

Source: https://www.ft.com/content/e08455d2-b8db-11e6-ba85-95d1533d9a62