Dodd-Frank Act

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The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), named after Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd and Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Barney Frank, was signed into law by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010.[1]

The 848-page document, which is embedded below, aims to ensure financial stability in the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, ending "too big to fail" bailout policies and increasing consumer protections related to financial services practices, among other goals. For more information, including a summary of the act, its architects, and key provisions, see the Dodd-Frank page on MarketsWiki.

Summary of Dodd-Frank Provisions

The Act consists of 16 Titles. Below is a summary of the provisions of each title, with links to proposed and/or final rulemakings by regulatory authorities.

Dodd-Frank Act


References

  1. Obama Signs Sweeping Wall Street Overhaul Into Law. Reuters. Retrieved on July 22, 2010.
  2. All eyes on watchdogs to give financial reforms bite. The Financial Times. Retrieved on July 13, 2010.
  3. Office of Financial Research (OFR). U.S. Department of the Treasury. Retrieved on October 27, 2011.
  4. Orderly Liquidation Authority Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Federal Register. Retrieved on March 16, 2011.
  5. Federal Insurance Office Seeks Comments on How to Modernize, Improve Insurance Regulation. U.S. Department of the Treasury. Retrieved on October 27, 2011.
  6. Volcker Supports Work on Volcker Rule. Wall Street Journal Online. Retrieved on January 19, 2011.
  7. Regulators release plan for Volcker Rule limits on bank trading. Washington Post. Retrieved on October 12, 2011.
  8. Even After ‘Whale’ Losses, Bankers Hammer Volcker. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved on September 11, 2012.
  9. Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Authority to Designate Financial Market Utilities as Systemically Important. Financial Stability Oversight Council. Retrieved on October 28, 2011.
  10. Learn about the Bureau. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Retrieved on October 31, 2011.
  11. Title XI: Federal Reserve System Revisions. American Bankers Association. Retrieved on October 31, 2011.
  12. Sutherland Regulatory Reform Task Force. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. Retrieved on October 31, 2011.
  13. Summary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLC. Retrieved on October 31, 2011.
  14. Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act. Association of Corporate Counsel Lexology. Retrieved on October 31, 2011.
  15. Summary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLC. Retrieved on October 31, 2011.
  16. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f6781.pdf Gains and Losses From Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles]. Internal Revenue Service. Retrieved on October 31, 2011.
  17. Summary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLC. Retrieved on October 31, 2011.

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