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 live in the weeds.

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

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Consumer Finance 2022 Policy Preview

Consumer Finance 2022 Policy Preview

The CFPB's Looming Regulation Ramp Up Download January 21, 2022 2022 will be an inflection point for federal regulation of consumer finance companies, with large companies in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's crosshairs. CFPB Director Rohit Chopra will...

Telecom 2022 Policy Preview

Telecom 2022 Policy Preview

Accelerated Telecom Action & 5g Disputes Download January 25, 2022 The Biden administration and Democrat-led federal agencies are ramping up efforts to implement the president’s telecommunications agenda. The Federal Communications Commission will accelerate its...

Why a Reconciliation Package Will Still Pass

Why a Reconciliation Package Will Still Pass

By: Max Reale January 25, 2022 — President Biden and the vast majority of Congressional Democrats are desperate for a legislative victory on some—frankly any—of the priorities they set out to tackle when they launched the FY22 reconciliation process late last summer....