Deena Zaidi

Deena Zaidi is a contributor to various financial websites and academic journals and is based in Seattle. She holds a degree in MBA-Finance from ICFAI Business School and MSc. in International Banking & Finance from University of Durham.

Her areas of interest cover the banking industry (with special focus on reforms and trends) and repercussions of the 2008 financial crisis across various economies including the Eurozone and emerging markets. 

Recent Articles By The Author

$1.56 Billion Spent on 2016 Election so Far, Super PACs Leading the Way

$1.56 Billion Spent on 2016 Election so Far, Super PACs Leading the Way

The heavy spending is a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision.

How Social Media Outreach Is a Key Component in Presidential Campaigns

How Social Media Outreach Is a Key Component in Presidential Campaigns

Social network users have increased from 1.4 billion in 2012 to 2.3 billion in 2016, and that growth is likely to continue.

Agency Charged With Protecting Consumers a Looming Hot Button Issue in Election's Last Months

Agency Charged With Protecting Consumers a Looming Hot Button Issue in Election's Last Months

Republicans say the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has enriched trial lawyers and created nuisance investigations, but Democrats say it has done a great job of protecting consumers from greedy banks.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tops the List of Dark Money Groups Spending on Elections

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tops the List of Dark Money Groups Spending on Elections

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce increased spending after the 2010 Citizens United Case. The group has spent more than $18 million this year but kept its donor list secret.

Financial Services Sector Is Spending Heavily in This Year's Elections

Financial Services Sector Is Spending Heavily in This Year's Elections

The financial sector had taken particular interest in this year's elections because its practices have been the subject of scrutiny.

5 Myths About Money in Politics That May Affect Voters' Decisions

5 Myths About Money in Politics That May Affect Voters' Decisions

Here are five myths that may lead to miscalculations and overestimation of certain candidates' campaign contributions and affect voters' decisions.

Here Are the 5 Industries Spending the Most on Political Donations

Here Are the 5 Industries Spending the Most on Political Donations

These five industry groups lead in making campaign contributions, and they tend to donate more to Republicans than to Democrats.

Trump's Top 3 Industries for Donations Have Given More to Clinton

Trump's Top 3 Industries for Donations Have Given More to Clinton

The top three industries that are helping GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump finance his campaign have raised a lot more for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

What Republicans and Democrats Have in Common on Wall Street Regulation -- and Where They Differ

What Republicans and Democrats Have in Common on Wall Street Regulation -- and Where They Differ

Both parties' platforms favor bringing back some version of the Glass-Steagall Act, but they hold different views on Dodd-Frank and big banks.

Outside Groups Supporting Clinton Raising Far More Money Than Pro-Trump Organizations

Outside Groups Supporting Clinton Raising Far More Money Than Pro-Trump Organizations

Outside groups have raised more than $110 million supporting the former secretary of state; her campaign has raised $264 million.