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Securities Regulation, Dale H. Lastman Oct 2019

Securities Regulation, Dale H. Lastman

Osgoode Course Casebooks

Course code: 2620.3


The Presidency, Congressional Republicans, And The Future Of Financial Reform, Peter Conti-Brown Feb 2017

The Presidency, Congressional Republicans, And The Future Of Financial Reform, Peter Conti-Brown

Wharton Public Policy Initiative Issue Briefs

This brief examines the tension between the Republican ideological commitment to curbing executive power and the opportunity Republicans now have for Trump to dominate the direction of financial regulatory reform. The discussion will focus on three key policy outcomes that Republicans have sought during the last six years: reforming the Federal Reserve, overhauling the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and changing the way in which the nation’s largest financial institutions are designated and regulated.


Securities Regulation: 2016-17, Dale H. Lastman Jan 2016

Securities Regulation: 2016-17, Dale H. Lastman

Osgoode Course Casebooks

Course Number 2620


Is Transparency The Answer? Reconciling The Fiduciary Duties Of Public Pension Plans And Private Funds, In 2016 Private Fund Report: Public Pension Plans And Private Funds - Common Goals, Conlicting Interests (2016), Cary Martin Shelby Jan 2016

Is Transparency The Answer? Reconciling The Fiduciary Duties Of Public Pension Plans And Private Funds, In 2016 Private Fund Report: Public Pension Plans And Private Funds - Common Goals, Conlicting Interests (2016), Cary Martin Shelby

Books and Chapters

Public pension plans manage over $3 trillion in assets on behalf of millions of state and local government workers across the country. The trustees of such plans (“Trustees”) invest the bulk of these assets into a variety of equities and bonds, with the hopes of earning sufficient returns to finance the retirement of these countless public sector workers. In recent years however, Trustees have grown more creative in selecting their underlying investment allocations. Alternative investments, such as hedge funds and private equity funds for example provide unique opportunities for Trustees to maximize returns, protect against declining markets, and to diversify ...


The Rise Of Risk-Based Regulatory Capital: Liquidity And Solvency Standards For Financial Intermediaries, Jose Gabilondo Jan 2014

The Rise Of Risk-Based Regulatory Capital: Liquidity And Solvency Standards For Financial Intermediaries, Jose Gabilondo

Faculty Books

In a capitalist economy, a private firm seeking finance must negotiate with prospective investors in the open market, which establishes standards about the terms on which debt and equity investment will be forthcoming. In addition to these market-financing standards, the capital structure of some financial firms—particularly broker-dealers, federally insured depository institutions, and insurance companies—must satisfy other requirements imposed by federal or state regulators to promote liquidity and solvency. Regulators take a heightened interest in these firms because they serve a public function in providing credit and other financial services. To grasp what regulatory capital rules try to accomplish ...


Tax Policy And The Dividend Clientele Effect, Laura Kawano Oct 2013

Tax Policy And The Dividend Clientele Effect, Laura Kawano

Wharton Public Policy Initiative Issue Briefs

The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 (JGTRRA) significantly changed tax policy by cutting long-term capital gains tax rates and taxing dividend income at the same rates as long-term capital gains. Following the reduction in the tax disadvantage of dividends, investors gravitated toward dividend-paying investments—especially high-income investors who previously had faced the highest tax rates on dividends.

The behavior of investors before and after the passage of JGTRRA suggests that they divide into “clienteles” based on dividend payouts when the tax disadvantage of dividends varies across investors. Policymakers therefore need to build a proper appreciation of ...


Integration Of Public Utility Holding Companies, Robert F. Ritchie Jan 1954

Integration Of Public Utility Holding Companies, Robert F. Ritchie

Michigan Legal Studies Series

The Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 was one of the most controversial pieces of legislation ever enacted by Congress, but despite this fact it has withstood numerous and vigorous attacks upon its constitutionality and, further, it has never been amended in any material respect. The Securities and Exchange Commission was confronted in 1935 with one of the most difficult administrative tasks in modern history. How it met and resolved the difficult problems of geographical and economic integration, arising under the so-called "death sentence" provisions of this Act, is the subject matter of this publication.

The research involved in ...