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US CFTC’s normal decorum cracks during swap-dealer capital rule vote

By Neil Roland
  • 22 Jul 2020 17:09
  • 22 Jul 2020 17:37
The usually decorous US Commodity Futures Trading Commission fractured into partisan conflict today as members prepared to approve Dodd-Frank swap-dealer capital requirements along party lines.

Commissioner Dan Berkovitz, a Democrat who was the legal architect of many of the CFTC’s’ Dodd-Frank rules during the Obama administration, gave an opening statement critical of the

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Neil Roland

Senior Correspondent


Neil has covered U.S. financial regulation for over 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.

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