Mr. Farbish is an associate in Davis Polk's Financial Institutions Group. [Full Bio]

There has been a slow start to financial regulatory reform under the Trump Administration, but the conversation is now changing in ways that are serious and thoughtful. This note highlights the key themes that we believe are important for mid-sized and regional banks in light of recent personnel announcements,
Continue Reading Regulatory Reform for Mid-Sized and Regional Banks: Where Are We at Mid-Year?

Few have embraced President Trump’s Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the U.S. Financial System as swiftly and decisively as CFTC Acting Chair Christopher Giancarlo. His Project KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid, announced within weeks of the Executive Order, is an agency-wide internal review focused on simplifying
Continue Reading CFTC’s Project KISS Gets Underway: Giancarlo Makes the First Move

On December 22, 2016, the Federal Reserve released a staff paper on the implementation of the Volcker Rule and its impact on bond market liquidity, particularly in times of market stress. The paper studies the liquidity of downgraded corporate bonds before and after the implementation of the Volcker Rule and
Continue Reading Federal Reserve Releases Staff Paper on the Impact of the Volcker Rule