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Go behind the scenes of some of the most interesting topics at the intersection of finance, law, and public policy. Hosted by Lee Reiners, executive director of the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke University School of Law.

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Go behind the scenes of some of the most interesting topics at the intersection of finance, law, and public policy. Hosted by Lee Reiners, executive director of the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke University School of Law.

    Exchange Traded Funds and Financial Stability

    Exchange Traded Funds and Financial Stability

    Ryan Clements, assistant professor at the University of Calgary Law School, discusses his research on how ETFs may contribute to financial market instability. ETFs have made the average investor immeasurably better off by providing low-cost diversification, but his research has shed light on what is a classic tragedy of the commons problem, whereby what is rational for individual investors could weaken the market as a whole.

    Learn more about GFMC by visiting: https://law.duke.edu/globalfinancialmarkets/

    • 58 min
    A View from Basel: Cross-border financial regulation in the post-crisis era

    A View from Basel: Cross-border financial regulation in the post-crisis era

    Bill Coen, former Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, discusses his experience on the Basel Committee as he led the effort to develop and define the Committee's strategy with the ultimate objective of reaching consensus on global guidelines, standards, and best practices. Bill also highlights some of the critiques on the Basel Committee.

    You can learn more about the Global Financial Markets Center by visiting our website: https://law.duke.edu/globalfinancialmarkets/

    • 30 min
    The Impact of Climate Change on Financial Stability

    The Impact of Climate Change on Financial Stability

    Rostin Behnam, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner, and Sarah Bloom Raskin, former Deputy Treasury Secretary and Federal Reserve Board Governor, speak about the risks that climate change poses to the stability of our financial system. This episode is a fascinating conversation about a topic that is unfortunately only growing in prominence as we continue to see more and more severe weather events.

    Learn more about GFMC by visiting https://law.duke.edu/globalfinancialmarkets/

    • 46 min
    Ben Lawsky on Regulating Cryptocurrency

    Ben Lawsky on Regulating Cryptocurrency

    Ben Lawsky, CEO of the Lawsky Group and the former New York State Superintendent of Financial Services, talks about his experience creating the New York BitLicense, a first-of-its-kind state licensing regime for the virtual currency industry with The FinReg Pod host, Lee Reiners.

    Check out the Global Financial Markets Center’s blog: https://sites.duke.edu/thefinregblog/

    You can learn more about the Global Financial Markets Center by visiting our website: https://law.duke.edu/globalfinancialmarkets/

    • 50 min
    The Impact of America's Slow Payment System on Income Inequality

    The Impact of America's Slow Payment System on Income Inequality

    Aaron Klein addresses the costs of America’s slow and antiquated payment system and its contribution to economic inequality with The FinReg Pod host Lee Reiners. Klein is a fellow in Economic Studies and policy director of the Center on Regulation and Markets at the Brookings Institution. He focuses on financial regulation and technology, macroeconomics, and infrastructure finance and policy.

    Check out the Global Financial Markets Center’s blog: https://sites.duke.edu/thefinregblog/

    • 22 min
    Revisiting the National Mortgage Settlement: part 2

    Revisiting the National Mortgage Settlement: part 2

    Part 2 of Joe Smith talking about his role as court appointed monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement in the wake of the global financial crisis with The FinReg Pod host Lee Reiners. Smith is currently a partner at  Poyner Spruill and a fellow at the Global Financial Markets Center. From 2002 to 2012, Joe served as North Carolina Commissioner of Banks, before taking on his role as monitor.

    Learn more about the Global Financial Markets Center by visiting: https://law.duke.edu/globalfinancialmarkets

    • 35 min

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