5 Years Post-Crisis, Regulators Remain In The Dark

Law360, New York (September 13, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT) -- The financial crisis changed the way financial institutions are regulated and operated, but five years after Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s collapse the continued inability to know what is happening inside the biggest banks and other key pillars of the financial system poses a serious risk, experts say.

Lehman's Sept. 15, 2008, failure, soon after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were forced into federal conservatorship, marked the beginning of the acute stage of the 2007-2009 financial crisis that saw unprecedented bailouts of giant financial institutions and ultimately spawned the most drastic rewriting of financial regulations since the Great Depression.

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