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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The Coming Scrutiny of Overseas Investment

The Coming Scrutiny of Overseas Investment

By: Thomas P. Feddo, Senior Adviser and Elena McGovern, Head of Private Markets October 30, 2022 - The era of China’s openness is coming to a close. In the United States, the doors that led to this globalization era, thrust open by the end of the Cold War, are being...

The Underrated Value of Sentiment

The Underrated Value of Sentiment

By: Maxwell Reale, Capstone Managing Director October 16, 2022 - With less than four weeks until the 2022 midterm elections, Capstone has been hard at work considering what policy issues will be at the forefront of the new Congress and how the Biden administration may...

Looming Disruptions to the Business of Higher Education

Looming Disruptions to the Business of Higher Education

By: Keegan Ferguson, financial services analyst October 9, 2022 - The Biden administration’s student loan relief plan is just one proposal in a litany of policy catalysts on the horizon for the higher education space as the president turns a critical eye toward...