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 Fed’s fast-payments service to try to reach Americans unable to get quick federal aid during pandemicThe US Federal Reserve’s planned instant-payments service is seeking nationwide reach to ensure speedy government relief.
The US Treasury Department, which is responsible for coordinating cyber defenses in the financial sector, is failing to track efforts.
US companies' share repurchases can pose economic risk if they create too much leverage, BIS study saysUS corporate stock buybacks can pose a risk to financial stability if they result in too much company leverage, a Bank for International Settlements study said.
US Fed should join global group studying impact of climate change on financial stability, Wall Street banks sayThe US Federal Reserve should join a group of central banks that’s trying to identify and manage systemic stability risks posed by climate change.
US life insurers met with CFTC chief to seek more anonymity in industry’s long-term liability hedgesUS life insurers met with CFTC chief Heath Tarbert to seek more anonymity in using large, privately negotiated futures contracts to hedge unusual liabilities.