Regulatory Outreach for Student Education

Engaging Students in the Debate Over Financial Services Reform

Today’s debate over regulatory reform is a watershed activity in the careers of financial industry professionals. Years ago, similar debates over mandated pre-funding of pension liabilities (ERISA) and the reunification of investment banking with commercial banking (Glass Steagall's repeal) changed the direction of financial market evolution. Opinions may differ on the merits of those changes, but no one disputes their significance.

Without question, college students and young professionals should be well-versed in the issues involved in today's debate. The Regulatory Outreach for Student Education (ROSE) program is the Center's way to give top students, tomorrow's business and finance leaders, opportunities to experience the financial regulatory process up-close.  The ROSE program is designed to put students in touch with the regulators, policy-makers, and industry leaders who are currently shaping the financial regulatory landscape.  We then challenge them to research and articulate their own positions on the most intriguing and interesting issues.  

ROSE Program Blog

Monday, August 28, 2017

Fed Chair Rejects Regulatory Roll-back

Financial Reforms Should be Refined, Not Repealed

Author: David Schwartz
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen strongly defended post-crisis financial reforms, saying that new regulations have strengthened the U.S. financial markets and wholesale roll-back would be unwise. In remarks delivered at a...
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Risk Management Still at the Heart of Financial Regulation

Fed Official Urges a Tiered Risk-Based Calibration of Post-Crisis Reforms

Author: David Schwartz
In an August 2, 2017 address, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Loretta J. Mester advocated a fresh risk assessment to recalibrate financial regulations and right-size them to ease the burden on smaller banks. Ms. Mester...
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