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Michael Brickman Named Deputy Comptroller for Special Supervision

On January 26, 2015 Michael Brickman was named Deputy Comptroller for Special Supervision at the OCC. As Deputy Comptroller of Special Supervision, Mr. Brickman will oversee the supervision of the OCC’s most critical problem...more

1/30/2015

CFTC Issues No-Action Relief to Certain Introducing Brokers

On January 23, 2015 the CFTC Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight issued no-action relief to certain introducing brokers (IBs) with respect to net capital and financial reporting requirements under Commission...more

1/30/2015 - Brokers CFTC GAAP IFRS No-Action Relief Reporting Requirements

Rating Agency Developments

On January 23, 2015 DBRS released its methodology relating to Structured Finance Flow-Through Ratings...more

1/30/2015 - DBRS Rating Agencies Structured Finance

Federal Reserve Issues “Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System”

On January 26, 2015 the Federal Reserve issued a multi-faceted plan for collaborating with payment system stakeholders, including large and small businesses, emerging payments firms, card networks, payment processors,...more

1/30/2015 - Banking Sector Federal Reserve Financial Institutions Payment Processors Payment Systems Small Business

FHFA Director testifies in front of the U.S. House of Representative Committee on Financial Services

On January 27, 2015 the  FHFA Director, Melvin L. Watt, testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services. Director Watt’s testimony provided...more

1/30/2015 - Congressional Investigations & Hearings Fannie Mae FHFA Financial Services Committee Freddie Mac Legislative Committees

FHFA Issues 2015 Scorecard for Fannie, Freddie and Common Securitization Solutions

On January 14, FHFA released the 2015 Scorecard? outlining specific priorities for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and their joint venture, Common Securitization Solutions, LLC. The Scorecard assesses Fannie and Freddie’s performance...more

1/19/2015 - Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac

Rating Agency Developments

On January 7, Fitch revised its criteria for rating U.S. Public Finance Short-Term Debt. On January 7, DBRS released its methodology for surveillance of North American CMBS. On January 6, Fitch released its global criteria...more

1/9/2015 - Asset-Backed Securities CMBS DBRS Fitch Public Financing Rating Agencies RMBS

SEC Releases Accounting Bulletin to Update Guidance on Pushdown Accounting

On November 18, the SEC released a Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) to rescind portions of the interpretive guidance included in its SAB Series for what is known as pushdown accounting. ...more

11/24/2014 - Accounting New Guidance SEC

Agencies Propose Technical Corrections and Clarifications to the Capital Rules Applicable to Advanced Approaches Banking...

On November 18, the Federal Reserve Board, the FDIC and the OCC proposed clarifications to the revised regulatory capital rules adopted by the agencies in July 2013. The proposal applies to large internationally active...more

11/24/2014 - Banking Sector Banks Capital Rules FDIC Federal Reserve OCC

CFTC Launches National Campaign to Protect Consumers

On November 19, the CFTC launched CFTC SmartCheck, a new national campaign to help investors identify and protect themselves against financial fraud....more

11/24/2014 - CFTC Securities Fraud

Regulation AB II – Final Rules

On August 27, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously voted to adopt a package of new and amended rules governing the registration, offering process, disclosure and reporting for SEC registered asset-backed...more

9/15/2014 - Asset-Backed Securities Disclosure Requirements Final Rules Market Participants Regulation AB Reporting Requirements SEC

Credit Risk Retention – Joint Regulatory Re-Proposed Rules

On August 28, 2013, six federal agencies1 jointly re-proposed rules to implement the credit risk retention requirements of Section 15G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), which was added...more

9/18/2013 - Dodd-Frank Financial Regulatory Reform Proposed Regulation Risk Retention Securities Exchange Act

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