Financial Services Regulation Law

For a large part of the history of the United States financial markets were not extremely regulated. Financial manipulation and speculation caused a problematic pattern of highs and lows. From 1792 through 1929 there were devastating financial crises occurring regularly. The Great Depression of 1929 saw strong regulatory reforms put into place and because of these regulations there was not another financial crisis for nearly 80 years. The most recent crisis occurred in 2008.