Neil has covered U.S. financial regulation for nearly two decades, mostly for Bloomberg and Crain Communications. He received a Loeb award for coverage of regulators' response to the collapse of Enron. He also garnered a SABEW award and some Jesse H. Neal awards for stories on the Federal Reserve's response to the 2008 financial crisis. Roland has appeared as a commentator on Fox TV, NPR, C-Span and Bloomberg TV. He received a Master's degree in public policy from Harvard and a Bachelors degree in economics from Cornell.
Selected Insights by Neil
US investors’ runs on money funds, Treasuries in March spotlight need for new rules, ex-CFTC chief Massad saysUS investor stampedes from money-market mutual funds & Treasuries during the pandemic panic in March highlight the need for regulatory fixes in those markets.
Banks, insurers could face unexpectedly big CLO losses, Bank for International Settlements paper saysBanks, insurers and hedge funds could face large losses in a prolonged downturn from their holdings of high-risk loans to troubled companies.
The US Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s biggest financial stability worries are possible cyberattacks on the banking system.
US has dropped ball on regulating nonbanks in shadow banking sector, contributing to crisis, Brainard and Yellen sayFinancial Stability Oversight Council powers over money market mutual funds, hedge funds, insurers and other nonbanks have been weakened during the Trump administration
Banks and other swap dealers have launched a full-court press on officials to ease dealer-capital requirements in a CFTC proposal.