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Increased Bank Capital Requirements – Some Investors Love It, Some Hate It



On 9 December, the Federal Reserve (Fed) released a notice of proposed rule-making (NPR) that would require the largest U.S. banks to increase their capital levels even further. Specifically, this new capital requirement will be tied to a bank’s “systemic risk profile.” That’s a fancy way…

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Righting Detroit’s Municipal Ship: Just the Beginning or Bon Voyage?



On November 7, U.S. District Judge Steven Rhodes approved Detroit’s plan to exit bankruptcy, or its plan of adjustment. This paves the way for the city to resolve the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history only sixteen months after its historic filing in July 2013. This is a stark contrast…

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