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Is Technology Making the Financial System Less Secure? An Interview With Richard Ledgett

October 23rd, 2017

With the Equifax data breach fresh in everyone’s mind and fintech on the march, we sat down with Richard Ledgett, former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, to discuss cyber risk to our financial systems, the role of technology in increasing and mitigating risk, and what can be done to make the system and the individuals and organizations that use it more secure.

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Maybe Trump Is Right on Trade

September 23rd, 2017

Gail FolserAs in most matters, President Trump has taken an assertive, often belligerent, tone in addressing the issue of trade.  He has talked of trade deals being the “worst ever,” and threatened to tear up trade agreements and dissolve long-term relationships often with long-standing allies.  In his world, trade agreements should benefit the United States in general and U.S. jobs in particular, or at a minimum provide a level playing field on which U.S. business can compete.

Fed Balance Sheet Runoff Is a Non-Event

October 24th, 2017

As part of its June communications, the Federal Reserve announced that it was planning to reduce its balance sheet holdings of mortgage-backed securities and U.S. Treasuries.1  Our view is that these assets maturing will have virtually no effect on financial markets.

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November 2017

This report will deepen and extend the Zone of Risk framework originally presented in our December 2015 report, Zone of Risk. 

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House Ways and Means Chairman Brady has put forward his chairman’s mark on H.R.1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”   Our latest Client Briefing discusses the bill, its costs, and the rationale for our conviction that tax reform will pass this year.


September 22nd, 2017

On September 22, 2017, The GailFosler Group (GFG) convened a private, high level group of select CEOs, Chairmen, and top policy leaders in London to exchange and synthesize their views on key global business issues.


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