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April 10, 2018

Ian Katz quoted in the Financial Times

"Federal Reserve looks to streamline US banking stress tests" by Sam Fleming and Alistair Gray.

 


Ian Katz was quoted in Sam Fleming and Alistair Gray's Financial Times article, "Federal Reserve looks to streamline US banking stress tests," published on April 10th, 2018.

The article reads: 

"Bank investors have long groused about that threshold, so they should be pleased to see it eliminated," said Ian Katz, policy analyst at Capital Alpha.

Despite the potentially higher capital requirements for the biggest banks, he added, the Fed's proposal "simplifies the rules and the stress tests, and shouldn't stop most banks from returning more capital to shareholders".

Source: https://www.ft.com/content/31278866-3cf1-11e8-b7e0-52972418fec4

November 14, 2017

Ian Katz quoted in The Financial Times

"US plan to roll back Dodd-Frank wins bipartisan backers" by Alistair Gray


Ian Katz was quoted in Alistair Gray's FT article, "US plan to roll back Dodd-Frank wins bipartisan backers," published on November 13th, 2017.

The article reads:

"Prospects for passage are good,” said Ian Katz, policy analyst at Capital Alpha. He noted that the proposals had eight Democratic cosponsors, several of whom were seeking re-election in Republican states.

He added that the reform package was “far more modest but more realistic politically” than other mooted legislation, the Financial Choice Act, put forward by Jeb Hensarling, who chairs the House financial services committee.

Source: https://www.ft.com/content/d7d42638-c8a7-11e7-aa33-c63fdc9b8c6c

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