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July 13, 2010

DiNapoli Announces Support For Wall Street Reform Act

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli yesterday reaffirmed his support for the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in a letter to New York’s congressional delegation. DiNapoli described the proposed legislation as an essential step forward in restoring confidence in the financial services sector and stability to financial markets.

“A thriving Wall Street is vital to New York’s economic growth,” DiNapoli said. “I want to see our institutions prosper. But we need new rules to protect taxpayers from being on the hook if big banks fail. When Congress adopts these new regulations, I’m confident that we’ll see improved transparency, risk management, and a healthier Wall Street that generates sustainable profits.”

DiNapoli’s letter also identified the regulation’s benefits for the $133 billion New York Common Retirement Fund, which he heads. Improved regulatory oversight and risk assessment helps the Fund to better predict its investment returns and reduce taxpayers’ contributions, DiNapoli said.

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