Phyllis Borzi spent decades helping invent ways to protect people from unpleasant surprises in their health and retirement plans. Never did she run into the kind of resistance finance firms have mustered against her latest idea.
For almost five years, the head of a once obscure U.S. agency fought Wall Street to impose curbs on derivatives that helped ignite the 2008 financial crisis. His successor, Timothy Massad, must now decide how to finish the job.
The main U.S. derivatives regulator should consider revising a policy that helped prompt a lawsuit by Wall Street lobbying groups because it extended the reach of rules to deals arranged in the country but held overseas, the agency’s acting chairman said.