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.
Markets and exchanges
Our Latest Insights
September 11, 2023 By Ian Tang, Capstone Tech, Media, and Telecommunications Analyst Congress is readying to kick off what has historically proven to be the most productive period of the first year in the two-year congressional session. Although GovTrack has found...
September 5, 2023 By Daniel Silverberg, Co-head of Capstone’s National Security and Defense Practice Global energy security continues to be at the forefront of geopolitics, supply chain management, economic, and electoral dynamics around the world. Russia's 2022...
August 28, 2023 By Keegan Ferguson, Capstone Financial Services analyst A tough year for regional banks is about to get tougher. On Tuesday, August 29th, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) will announce new, more onerous rules for large regional banks...