Bloomberg Law
May 11, 2020, 9:36 AM

ANALYSIS: Remote Financial Regulation in the Age of Covid-19

Patty Tehrani
Patty Tehrani
Legal Analyst

Last fall, Bloomberg Law analysts covered potential avenues for simplified regulatory oversight of financial firms. Covid-19 has now raised a more pressing query: How do regulators oversee financial institutions during a pandemic?

While regulators are “open for business,” they are grappling with how to carry out core responsibilities such as rulemaking, investigations, enforcement, and examinations. The only thing for sure right now is that for the foreseeable future, it will not be business as usual.

Even with “robust remote work capabilities,” regulators face reduced access to personnel, records, systems, and information needed to carry out ...

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