U.S. GAO – Financial Regulation: Complex and Fragmented Structure Could Be Streamlined to Improve Effectiveness


The U.S. financial regulatory structure is complex, with responsibilities fragmented among multiple agencies that have overlapping authorities. As a result, financial entities may fall under the regulatory authority of multiple regulators depending on the types of activities in which they engage (see figure on next page). While the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) made a number of reforms to the financial regulatory system, it generally left the regulatory structure unchanged.

Source: U.S. GAO – Financial Regulation: Complex and Fragmented Structure Could Be Streamlined to Improve Effectiveness

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