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Deconstructing the Stress Tests with Sheila Bair

Are the big banks as well capitalized as the Fed believes? Probably not, says the former FDIC chair.

March 23, 2012

If you have to listen to a speech by a government regulator - present or former -  you could do a lot worse than being in the audience when Sheila Bair, the former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., discusses banking. Most CFOs have no love of federal regulation but I wish some of you had been at The Atlantic's Economy Summit in Washington D.C. recently when she spoke. Bair was one of the leading regulatory voices during the financial crisis - and frequently the one that made the most sense. She believes in strong regulation, but she's hardly anti-business. Read more...

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