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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: An "inside" look at Gary Cohn's role in Trump administration

New York papers run competing profiles of former Goldman Sachs exec
Two of New York's biggest newspapers happened to publish competing (and somewhat similar) articles over the weekend that delve into the growing role within the Trump administration of Gary Cohn, the White House National Economic Council Director and a former top executive at Goldman Sachs. So what is Cohn's role? The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are happy to tell you more.
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KBRA: This should be the focus of Trump's regulatory reform

End practice of holding capital as "panacea" for preventing crisis
President Donald Trump held to another one of his campaign promises last week, when he signed an executive order that is expected to begin the process of revamping (or replacing) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. The specific details of the Trump administration’s plan for financial reform were not contained in the executive order, but what should the Republican-led regulatory reform efforts focus on?
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Mixed reactions to Trump's push for Dodd-Frank overhaul

Unsurprisingly, of course…
As one might expect, the reactions to President Donald Trump’s initiation of the overhaul of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act came in fast and furious after Trump signed an executive order on Friday that calls for the Secretary of the Department of the Treasury to begin reviewing Dodd-Frank. And unsurprisingly, those reactions varied wildly.
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Trump signs executive order to overhaul Dodd-Frank

Directs Treasury Secretary to review financial laws
As expected, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that begins to roll back the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, the landmark legislation passed in wake of the financial crisis. “We’re signing new rules for regulating the U.S. financial system. It doesn’t get much bigger than that, right?,” Trump said just before signing the executive order.
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Trump moving forward with Dodd-Frank rollback plans

Expected to sign executive order today requiring review of financial laws
President Donald Trump is expected to move forward with his plans to roll back the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act by signing an executive order requiring a review of the comprehensive set of financial laws enacted after the crisis. According to Gary Cohn, a former top exec at Goldman Sachs and the White House National Economic Council Director, the move is the first of many designed to overhaul Dodd-Frank.
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Federal Trade Commission chair Edith Ramirez resigns

President-elect Trump will staff another top financial regulator
Recently, Mary Jo White announced that she planned to step down as the chair of the SEC at the end of the Obama administration. President-elect Donald Trump selected Jay Clayton, a top Wall Street lawyer who represented Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns, Ally Financial, Barclays Capital and others, to serve as the new chair of the SEC. Now, another one of the Obama administration’s top financial regulators announced that she plans to step down, giving Trump another opportunity to pick the new head of a financial regulator.
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SEC Enforcement Director Andrew Ceresney stepping down

SEC’s top cop to leave at year-end
Last month, Mary Jo White, the chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, announced that she planned to step down at the end of the year, clearing the way for President-elect Donald Trump to choose new leadership for the financial regulator. Now, another of the SEC’s top positions is about to be vacant, as Andrew Ceresney, the SEC’s enforcement director, announced that he plans to step down at the end of the year as well.
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CFPB nearly doubled enforcement actions in 2015

Wall Street Journal reports on growing CFPB caseload
If you thought the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau made more headlines in 2015 than ever before, you were right. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the CFPB brought nearly twice as many enforcement actions during 2015 than it did in 2014.
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Congratulations, Mr. Watt — now lower the rent

Federal regulators urge funding for National Housing Trust Fund
Before Mel Watt could even get his name plate on the door as head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, top federal regulators are already urging him to end contributions to the National Housing Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund.
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