Brandon Roman

Brandon Roman

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Before Adjourning, US Congress Adopts Budget With Dodd-Frank Amendments; Fails To Pass Terrorism Risk Insurance Legislation

Before the 113th Congress adjourned on December 16, Congress adopted the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, which ensures the federal government operates with budget certainty until September...more

12/19/2014 - Appropriations Bill Banks Dodd-Frank FDIC Federal Budget Push-Out Requirements Section 716 Terrorism Insurance TRIA

Global Financial Regulators Issue Record-Breaking Fines for Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rate Manipulation

On November 12, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority...more

11/24/2014 - Citibank Enforcement Actions Financial Conduct Authority HSBC JPMorgan Chase Market Manipulation Royal Bank of Scotland UBS UK

2014 Mid-Term Congressional Elections Analysis - What To Expect From The 114th Congress In The Run Up To The 2016 Presidential...

In This Issue: -Introduction -Appropriations/Budget -Defense And National Security -Education Policy -Energy And The Environment -Financial Services -Food And Agriculture Policy -Healthcare...more

11/6/2014 - Election Results Legislative Agendas

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - GAO expected to release Report on Big Banks - On Thursday, July 31, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is expected to release a long awaited report on funding advantages of the...more

7/30/2014 - Banking Sector Banks CFTC Congressional Investigations & Hearings FOMC FSOC Funding GAO Information Reports MetLife Money Market Funds SEC Senate Banking Committee SIFIs

Capital Thinking: Tax and Retirement

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Senate to Vote on Highway funding bill - This week, the Senate is expected to vote on H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, which recently passed the House by a...more

7/29/2014 - FATCA Highways Income Taxes Infrastructure Inversion IRS Legislative Agendas Roads

The U.S. Tax Code: Love It, Leave It, Or Reform It!

On July 22, 2014, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing titled, “The U.S. Tax Code: Love It, Leave It, or Reform It!” The general topic of the hearing was international taxation, with a sharp focus on recent and...more

7/24/2014 - BEPS Congressional Investigations & Hearings Corporate Tax Rates Corporate Taxes International Tax Issues IRC IRS OECD Senate Finance Committee Tax Reform

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Senate to vote on TRIA reauthorization bill, Federal Reserve Membership - This week, the Senate is expected to consider a bill (S. 2244) that would reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance...more

7/17/2014 - Banking Sector Banks Congressional Investigations & Hearings Federal Reserve FHA Housing Finance Reform Legislative Agendas Mortgage Insurance Terrorism Insurance TRIA

Capital Thinking: Tax and Retirement

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - House to vote on HIGHWAY FUNDING BILL, other tax measures - This week, the House is expected to vote on H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014. The bill, which was...more

7/16/2014 - EXPIRE Act Highways Internet Taxation IRA Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees New Legislation Pending Legislation

House Approves CFTC Reauthorization, Changes to Dodd-Frank

After a nearly two year process, on June 24, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 266-144 to pass H.R. 4413, the Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act, which would reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading...more

7/10/2014 - CEA CFR CFTC Compliance Dodd-Frank End-Users Legislative Agendas

Volcker Rule Compliance in the Face of Regulatory Uncertainty: An Update on Covered Fund Structures

The “Volcker Rule,” adopted in December 2013, is designed to reduce risk and banking system instability by restricting U.S. banking entities from investing in or engaging in proprietary trading and speculation, while also...more

7/10/2014

SEC Adopts Rules on Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Activities

On June 25, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) unanimously adopted final rules regarding the application of “Security-Based Swap Dealer” and “Major Security-based Swap Participant”...more

7/8/2014 - Affiliates Cross-Border Dodd-Frank Final Rules Foreign Affiliates Major Swap Participants Mary Jo White Registration SEC Security-Based Swaps Swap Dealers

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - House To Vote On CFTC Reauthorization Bill - This week, the House is expected to debate and vote on the reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) through September...more

6/25/2014 - Banks CFTC Cross-Border Financial Regulatory Reform FSOC OCC Swaps Volcker Rule

Capital Thinking: Tax and Retirement

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE Aims to MARKUP HIGHWAY FUNDING BILL - While not yet noticed, the Senate Finance Committee is expected to markup a short-term highway funding bill before the...more

6/24/2014 - Federal Highway Administration Highways Income Taxes IRS Retirement Retirement Plan

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