ABSTRACT

Second Treasury Report on Regulatory Relief: Capital Markets [October 19, 2017]   [open pdf - 142KB]

"On October 6, 2017, the Department of the Treasury issued a report, 'A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities: Capital Markets,' that primarily examines the regulation of debt, equity, commodities, and derivatives markets. The report is the second of a series written in accordance with Executive Order (E.O.) 13772, which was issued by the President on February 3, 2017. The capital markets report provides 91 policy recommendations, the majority of which could be implemented by the primary regulators of U.S. capital markets: the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), state securities regulators, and Self-Regulatory Organizations (SROs). Notwithstanding the nonbinding nature of the recommendations, both SEC Chairman Jay Clayton and CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo have publicly applauded the report. The report states that nine of the 91 Treasury recommendations would require congressional action."

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CRS Insight, IN10805
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2017-10-19
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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