Lawsky's Aggressive Tactics Provided Model For Regulators
By Evan Weinberger (May 29, 2015, 4:38 PM EDT) -- New York Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin Lawsky's frequent, aggressive and often creative enforcement actions generated billions of dollars for the state and put his agency at the forefront in financial services regulation, and observers expect a similar approach from Lawsky's successor when he leaves his post next month.
Confirmed to lead the New York Department of Financial Services in May 2011, few expected the new agency, which combined the state's banking and insurance regulators, to make much of a mark. But after collecting $3.3 billion in penalties and forcing several traders and top executives out of their positions, Lawsky's agency...
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