‘5 Years Post-Crisis, Regulators Remain In The Dark,’ Law360

That’s the problem with only seeking to regulate the big banks, said Mayra Rodriguez Valladares, managing principal of financial regulatory and capital markets consultancy MRV Associates. When a bank sells off an asset, it has to find a buyer, likely from the nonbank, shadow financial sector.

“It doesn’t happen in a vacuum,” she said. “When you push one part of the balloon, the balloon moves to the left. When you push the left, it moves to the right.”