Rodge Cohen Explores Subject of Bank M&A in Dow Jones Investment BankerSeptember 20, 2010
The September 20 edition of Dow Jones Investment Banker features an interview with Mr. Cohen in which he discusses the new regulations regarding Tier 1 capital for banks. He described the new capital levels as adequate, “once you take into account that systematically significant banks will have an additional surcharge both under Basel and Dodd-Frank,” referring to the new reforms. The interview featured an accompanying video, “Bank M&A: Leaving the Problems Behind,” in which Mr. Cohen discusses the outlook for bank deals. “Until we see an improvement in the overall economy, there will continue to be a damper on bank M&A,” he said, though he added there are ways of structuring deals to solve credit quality problems for buyers.