Originally published at American Banker on April 13, 2015.


General Electric announced last week plans to sell off the bulk of its financing arm, GE Capital. Some have claimed that this move is a win for regulators trying to curb "too big to fail" conglomerates and suggested it's a sign that financial reform is working. I'm not so sure. I think it just means that the conglomerates left standing are now even more homogeneous and risk-prone.