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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Trade Policy’s Coming Bipartisan Moment

By: Andrew Gier, Capstone Energy and Trade Analyst November 20, 2022 - For much of this year, congressional Democrats and staff worked furiously on a reconciliation package incorporating a long wish list of healthcare, climate, and tax provisions. The pressure to pass...

What a Republican-led House Would Mean for US Foreign Policy

What a Republican-led House Would Mean for US Foreign Policy

By: Daniel Silverberg, Head of Capstone's Corporate Practice and National Security Team November 13, 2022 - The surprising election result this past week could signal a repudiation of former President Trump’s influence in the Republican party, which would have a...