When General Electric announced it would be selling the bulk
of its financing arm – GE Capital – in an
attempt to avoid being labelled a systemically important
financial institution (Sifi), many wondered where those assets
would go. But as GE plans its escape from regulatory oversight,
purchasers should, and in some cases are, strategising their
entry into new business.
Any buyers of these business lines could attract the exact
regulatory spotlight GE is trying...