Sixty-eight percent of financial services firms say that their industry is now riskier or just as risky as it was in 2007, according to the “2013 Makovsky Wall Street Reputation Study,” which was conducted by Echo Research.

The Dodd-Frank Act, which was put in place three years ago as of later this month, was a major focal point of the study. And while the respondents were split on whether the increase in regulations improved, harmed or didn’t affect the reputation of the industry, opinions look to be trending toward distrust for regulations' positive effects.

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