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Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - April 2014

In this issue: - Derivatives - Compensation - Regulatory Capital - Financial Services - Financial Crime - Excerpt from Derivatives: European Commission Consults on Definition...more

4/16/2014 - CFTC Data Collection Derivatives EU Financial Instruments Financial Products Financial Regulatory Reform Swaps

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - April 8, 2014

In this issue: - Derivatives - Bank Structure - Regulatory Capital - Financial Services - Financial Market Infrastructure - Funds - Financial Crime - People -...more

4/9/2014 - Banks Capital Markets CCPs Derivatives EMIR ESMA EU Financial Crimes Financial Regulatory Reform Investment Funds

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - April 1, 2014

In this issue: - Derivatives - Bank Structure - Compensation - Regulatory Capital - Financial Services - Funds - Consumer Protection - Enforcement -...more

4/2/2014 - Banks Derivatives Executive Compensation Self-Regulatory Organizations

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - March 25, 2014

In this issue: - Derivatives - Compensation - Regulatory Capital - Financial Market Infrastructure - Funds Enforcement - Events Hearings - People - Excerpt from...more

3/25/2014 - CFTC Corporate Bonuses Derivatives Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation No-Action Relief Private Funds

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - March 18, 2014

In this issue: - Derivatives - Compensation - Regulatory Capital - Financial Market Infrastructure - Financial Services - Consumer Protection - Enforcement - People - Events -...more

3/19/2014 - Asset Management Banks Broker-Dealer Derivatives EU Financial Regulatory Reform Investment Funds OTC

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - March 4, 2014

In this issue: - Derivatives - Regulatory Capital - Financial Services - Funds - Enforcement - Events - Excerpt from Derivatives: Common Data Format for Pre-LOUs for the...more

3/5/2014 - Derivatives Enforcement Financial Regulatory Reform Securities Litigation

Recent Diversity Mandates Impacting US Financial Regulators and Financial Institutions on Both Sides of the Atlantic

There has been no shortage of press coverage about the lack of employment diversity in the financial services sector. Now, both the US Congress and the European Union have taken action in an attempt to remedy historical...more

3/4/2014 - Discrimination Diversity Dodd-Frank EU Financial Regulatory Reform

Comparison of New EU Proposals on Proprietary Trading and Ring-fencing Against US, UK, French and German Rules

The European Commission has published a legislative proposal that would prohibit certain large EU banks from engaging in selected types of risky proprietary trading. The proposal would also potentially require such banking...more

2/26/2014 - EU Proposed Regulation Proprietary Trading Ring-Fencing Volcker Rule

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - February 25, 2014

In this issue: - Regulatory Capital - Financial Services - Funds - Enforcement - Events - People - Excerpt from Regulatory Capital: EBA Publishes Draft RTS on Bankers' Bonuses - On...more

2/25/2014

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - February 18, 2014

In this issue: - Derivatives - Regulatory Capital - Financial Services - Enforcement - Events - People - Excerpt from Derivatives - ESMA Requests Clarification on...more

2/18/2014 - EMIR ESMA EU Financial Regulatory Reform

Actions Required For Hedge Funds Under Derivatives Reforms – Europe Update

The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR1) imposes new reporting, clearing, collateral and conduct of business requirements on all derivatives market participants which are based in the EU or deal with EU...more

2/12/2014 - Derivatives EMIR ESMA EU Hedge Funds

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - February 2014

In this issue: - Derivatives - Regulatory Capital - Financial Services - Hearings - Excerpt from Derivatives: FSB Consults on Approaches to Aggregate OTC Derivatives Data On 4...more

2/11/2014 - Derivatives Financial Regulatory Reform FSB IOSCO OTC Risk Management

Basel III Framework: Net Stable Funding Ratio (Proposed Standards)

A key new element of the Basel III framework for regulatory capital aims to improve banks’ management of their funding and liquidity profiles. Two new measures are proposed: a “net stable funding ratio,” and a “liquidity...more

2/7/2014 - Banks Basel III Funding Liquidity Coverage Ratio

Basel III Framework: The Leverage Ratio

Reducing excess “leverage” in the banking sector is a key component of the Basel III capital standards. “Leverage” for these purposes means the ratio between a bank’s non-risk-weighted assets and its capital. The ratio is...more

2/6/2014 - Banks Basel Committee Basel III Foreign Banks Leverage Capital Ratio

Financial Regulatory Development Focus

In this issue: - Derivatives - Regulatory Capital - Financial Services - Consumer Protection - Enforcement - Funds - People - Events - Hearings - Excerpt...more

2/4/2014 - CCPs Derivatives EMIR Enforcement ESMA Financial Regulatory Reform

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus

In this issue: - Derivatives - Regulatory Capital - Financial Services - Consumer Protection - Enforcement - People - Hearings - Excerpt from Derivatives: ESMA...more

1/28/2014 - Basel Committee CFPB ECJ EMIR Enforcement ESMA EU European Commission Federal Reserve Financial Regulatory Reform Fines Trade Repositories

Vickers Recommendations on Bank Ring-fencing Made Law in the UK

New laws requiring the ring-fencing of retail banking from investment banking have been enacted in the UK. The protection of retail businesses was one of many recommendations made by the Independent Commission on Banking in...more

12/20/2013 - Banks EU Proprietary Trading Prudential Regulation Authority Ring-Fencing UK Vickers Report Volcker Rule

Basel III Framework: The Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA) Charge for OTC Derivative Trades

The credit valuation adjustment charge in Basel III appears, at first glance, to be the preserve of quantitative analysts and the like. However, while complex, the CVA charge requires more widespread attention as it...more

11/11/2013 - Basel III Derivatives OTC Valuation

Dodd-Frank: The Liquidity Proposal Is Issued

The three Federal bank regulatory agencies have reached agreement on the terms of a proposed regulation that, for the first time, would impose quantitative requirements on major US banks’ liquidity management practices. The...more

10/28/2013 - Banks Basel Committee Basel III Dodd-Frank FDIC Liquidity Coverage Ratio OCC

ESMA Advice on Third-Country Equivalence Under EMIR, II

On 3 September, ESMA published its technical advice to the European Commission on the equivalence of the US and Japanese derivatives frameworks to the EU rules. On 2 October, ESMA supplemented its technical advice with...more

10/22/2013 - Derivatives EMIR Equivalency Determinations ESMA EU European Commission Japan

Basel III Framework: US/EU Comparison

The US and EU rules implementing Basel III follow many aspects of Basel III closely, but there are major differences in approach in several key areas. Financial institutions have been engaged in a “race to the top” to show...more

9/17/2013 - Basel III EU Financial Regulatory Reform

Preferring Foreign Depositors – The Final Rule

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has issued a final rule adopting with virtually no change its proposed approach to depositor preference for deposits payable at foreign offices of US banks. While the rule will...more

9/16/2013 - Banks FDIC Foreign Banks National Depositor Preference Regimes

ESMA Advice on Third-Country Equivalence Under EMIR

Clarity to market participants on the equivalence of derivatives rules to European requirements has been much anticipated. On 3 September, ESMA published its technical advice to the European Commission on the equivalence of...more

9/6/2013 - Derivatives EMIR Equivalency Determinations ESMA EU Financial Regulatory Reform

Alert: ESMA Consults on Extraterritoriality

The extraterritorial effect of new financial regulation is a controversial issue, fundamental to the business of banks, brokers, funds and their clients. A consultation paper containing proposed rules on certain...more

8/5/2013 - Cross-Border EMIR ESMA EU European Commission Extraterritoriality Rules

Actions Required Under Derivatives Reforms

The first wave of financial regulatory change affecting banks, brokers and their users is in the field of derivatives. Various deadlines for new reporting, clearing and conduct of business requirements are imminent. The...more

7/31/2013 - Banks Brokers Collateral Derivatives EMIR ESMA Hedge Funds OTC

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