Capstone Financial & Business Services

What Makes us Different?

Proposed regulation and a burgeoning activist philosophy on the part of regulators is transforming today’s financial services industry. Our financial services team complements its expertise in policy and politics with substantial buy-side and sell-side experience. We rigorously identify and quantify regulatory and political risks and opportunities in a wide swath of financial service capital market companies and specific private equity transactions.

We Predict Policy,

Quantify Impact, and Recommend Strategy.

Capstone analysts track legislation and guidance from the earliest stages until the implementation phase and beyond to help clients create value-added growth strategies. We balance sophisticated investment data with expert policy analysis to provide clients with innovative research on political and regulatory forces that impact the financial services sector.

Our network of expert contacts includes former regulators, lobbyists, consultants, and law firms in key jurisdictions. We leverage these relationships to arrange conversations with the right people “on-the-ground” and have built strong relationships with international organizations, legislators, supervisory authorities, and a broad spectrum of stakeholders including think tanks, trade associations, lobbyists, and academics. Understanding the opaque connections allows us to track and analyze regulatory and policy changes and challenges.

Selected Issues

  • Asset/Wealth management
  • Banking
  • Business services
  • Education
  • Fintech
  • Housing finance
    Insurance
  • Legal services
  • Markets and exchanges
  • Payments
  • Real estate
  • Securitization
  • Specialty finance

Case Studies

Capstone has a proven track record of providing in-depth analysis across a wide range of policy and regulatory issues. Our case studies demonstrate our financial services team’s ability to help clients navigate complex policy challenges and develop targeted revenue-driving strategies.

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Our Latest Financial Services Insights

Exploring a Biden Sequel

Exploring a Biden Sequel

February 26, 2024 By Thomas Dee, Capstone’s Head of Research & Strategy Much of the political buzz recently has been about former President Trump—whether it’s been his $355 million civil fraud verdict, his criminal trial set for March, or his clean sweep of the...

2024 Preview: Biden’s Battles Before the War

2024 Preview: Biden’s Battles Before the War

By Thomas Dee, CFA, Capstone’s Head of Research and Strategy Two policy stories will dominate 2024.  The first, of course, is that 2024 is an election year.  Biden will end 2023 with an average approval rating of 39%, the lowest of any of the last seven...