Financial Markets

Dodd-Frank Act - Overview of the Law

Course Overview:
This course explains why Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act as a response to the global financial crisis of 2008. It summarizes the debate over financial institutions that are “too big to fail” and how the federal government plans to monitor and regulate these institutions to avoid financial failures and their broader impacts on the U.S. financial system. The program also addresses increased capital requirements for banks and bank holding companies, changes designed to strengthen the FDIC, the regulations of derivatives and swaps, changes for the investment industry, changes in consumer protection and mortgages, and other provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the two key individuals which sponsored the Dodd-Frank Act.
  • Define what is meant by orderly liquidation authority.
  • Identify the types of bonds that drove the strengthening of credit rating agencies.
  • Determine the debt-to-income cap for qualified mortgages.
  • Specify the remittance transfer provisions of Dodd-Frank for money sent to recipients outside the United States.

  • Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

    Basic knowledge of finance principles and practices.

    Speaker / Author:

    Rich White is a financial writer and editor with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Mr. White graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1972 with a B.A. degree, major in English, and has held Series 7 and 63 licenses.

    His areas of special interest include financial planning and retirement plans, annuities, equities, fixed income securities, mutual funds, insurance products, seminar selling, retirement analysis and illustrations, prospecting skills and tax-efficient investing. He writes a regular column and weekly blog for the advisor Website BenefitsPro.

    Among the clients Mr. White has served are: American Express Financial Advisors, AXA Financial, the Bond Marketing Association, Chase Manhattan Bank, Citibank, the Closed-End Bond Fund Association, Conseco, Coregis, Dime Savings Bank, Evergreen Funds, First Union National Bank, Fleet Boston Financial Corp., Frank Russell Company, GE Capital, Guardian, Invesco, J. & W. Seligman, MacKenzie Financial Services, MetLife, Orbitex Capital, Prudential Financial, Nathan & Lewis Securities, National Life of Vermont, SEI Investments, Sentinel Funds, TIAA-CREF, William Blair Funds, and Van Eck Funds.

    Mr. White is the author of two books written for financial advisors: 12 Steps to Your Personal Success in 401(k)s and Small Business Retirement Plans and How to Find and Keep High Net Worth Clients. Both books were published in 2001.

    Mr. White has written the training courses used by the Canadian Association of Independent Financial Advisors (CAIFA) on financial planning, mutual funds and investment markets. He also has worked as editor of professional newsletters published by the former Investors Press: 401(k) ALERT and Variable Products ALERT.

    From 1977 to 1981, Mr. White worked as the first full-time Editor-in-Chief of Financial Planning magazine, the monthly trade journal then owned by the International Association of Financial Planning (IAFP).


    Price (USD)

    Standard: $24.95


    Course Code : 99FINCA04

    Release Date : 05/01/2015
    Expire Date : 03/31/2023
    Credits :
    CPE 1.00
    QAS 1.00

    Length : 50min
    Course Level : Basic
    Course Type : New Standards
    Passing Grade : 70%
    Format Type : eLearning
    Mobile Compatible
    Field Of Study : Finance

    Theme : Financial Markets

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