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The FinReg Pod

Jul 31, 2020

Rodney Hood is the first African-American to lead a federal banking regulatory agency, the National Credit Union Administration-the independent agency that oversees the nation's federally insured credit unions. Since entering the role last year, Chairman Hood has focused on building and reinforcing places that have...


Jul 27, 2020

Jim Sills, CEO and President of M&F Bank in Durham, North Carolina, joins us to discuss the role of Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), the challenges they are facing during the pandemic, and the opportunities presented by a renewed focus on supporting black owned banks in the wake of George Floyd’s death. M&F...


Jul 16, 2020

In this episode, Liam Vaughan discusses his new book: “Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt, and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History.”  The Flash Crash occurred on May 6th, 2010, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged roughly 9% in a matter of minutes only to recover a large part of the...


Jun 29, 2020

On Thursday, June 25th, the Federal Reserve released the results of its annual bank stress testing exercise. Due to the ongoing pandemic and the economic recession it has caused, there was added attention on this year’s results.

In this episode, Greg Gelzinis explains what the stress tests do and do not reveal, and...


Jun 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has upended American capitalism and forced the federal government to spend unprecedented sums of money to support struggling consumers and businesses. Thus far, Congress has enacted four separate pieces of legislation, costing approximately $2.4 trillion, with many arguing that more is needed to...