Jeffrey Werthan

Jeffrey Werthan

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 18

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Approves Amendments to Implement Provisions of the JOBS Act and FAST Act - On May 3, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved amendments to revise certain rules under the Securities...more

5/9/2016 - CFPB Crowdfunding EU Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) G-SIB ISDA JOBS Act Mandatory Arbitration Clauses MiFID II Regulation Technical Standards (RTS)

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 16

SEC/CORPORATE SEC Releases Registration Fee Estimator On April 18, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the release of an online tool that will assist companies in calculating registration fees relating to...more

4/25/2016 - Business Conduct Standards Canada Chief Compliance Officers Dodd-Frank EDGAR EU High Frequency Trading Major Swap Participants Memorandum of Understanding NCUA Pensions SFTR UK

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 14

BROKER-DEALER - SEC Approves FINRA’s Proposed Expansion of Supplement Schedule for Derivatives and Off-Balance Sheet Items - On April 5, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority released Regulatory Notice 16-11...more

4/11/2016 - CFTC Corporate Governance EU Exchange-Traded Products FDIC Filing Requirements FINRA Guidance Update MiFIR Natural Gas Remuneration Swaps UCITS V

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 12

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Issues No-Action Relief Pursuant to Rule 14a-8(i)(9) - As previously reported in the Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest edition of October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission's...more

3/28/2016 - CD&I Federal Reserve No-Action Relief Prepaid Payment Products Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposals White Paper

CFPB Issues Final Policy on No-Action Letters

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued its final policy on its issuance of no-action letters on February 18, which is intended to further objectives under section 1021 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform...more

3/3/2016 - CFPB Consumer Financial Products Dodd-Frank No-Action Letters

Revised Comptroller’s Handbook Country Risk Management Booklet

On February 12, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued the “Country Risk Management” booklet of the Comptroller’s Handbook. This revised booklet replaces the booklet of the same title issued in March 2008....more

3/2/2016 - Banking Examinations Comptroller OCC Risk Management

Revised Comptroller’s Handbook Installment Lending Booklet

On February 12, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued the “Installment Lending” booklet of the Comptroller’s Handbook. This revised booklet updates and replaces the “Installment Loans” booklet issued in...more

3/2/2016 - Banking Sector Comptroller Handbooks OCC

Federal Banking Agencies Release Economic Scenarios for 2016 Stress Testing

On February 7, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) jointly released the economic scenarios...more

3/2/2016 - Dodd-Frank FDIC Financial Institutions OCC Stress Tests

Federal Banking Agencies Expand Number of Banks Qualifying for 18-Month Examination Cycle

On February 19, federal banking agencies increased the number of small banks and savings associations eligible for an 18-month examination cycle rather than a 12-month cycle. The changes are intended to reduce regulatory...more

3/1/2016 - Bank Examinations Banking Sector Interim Rule Regulatory Agencies Regulatory Standards

FDIC Approves Proposal on Deposit Recordkeeping Requirements in Large Bank Failures

On February 17, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) approved a proposal for recordkeeping requirements for FDIC-insured institutions with a large number of deposit accounts to facilitate rapid payment of insured...more

3/1/2016 - Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) Banking Sector FDIC Insured Depository Institutions Recordkeeping Requirements

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 8

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Requests Information Regarding Firm Culture and Values - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is requesting firms to submit information regarding their organizational culture and how...more

2/29/2016 - Banking Examinations Comptroller Corporate Culture Depository Institutions EU Examination Priorities ISDA MiFID II No-Action Letters Recordkeeping Requirements Security-Based Swaps Stress Tests UK

CFPB Urges 25 Largest Banks To Do More To Create or Promote Deposit Accounts

On February 3, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sent a letter to the nation’s top 25 retail banking companies urging them to do more to create or promote deposit accounts designed to meet consumers’ financial...more

2/10/2016 - Banking Sector CFPB Consumer Lenders Deposit Accounts

OCC Releases Dodd-Frank Stress Test Scenarios for 2016

On January 28, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released economic and financial market scenarios that will be used in the upcoming stress tests for covered institutions with more than $10 billion in assets....more

2/10/2016 - Covered Entities Dodd-Frank OCC Stress Tests

FDIC Releases Paper on Cybersecurity

On February 1, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) published “A Framework for Cybersecurity,” an article that appears in the Winter 2015 issue of Supervisory Insights. The article discusses the cyber threat...more

2/9/2016 - Cyber Threats Cybersecurity FDIC Financial Institutions

FDIC Seeks Comment on Revised Deposit Insurance Assessment Rule

On January 21, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced that it was seeking comment on a revised proposed rule that would amend the way small banks are assessed for deposit insurance. The proposed rule would...more

2/9/2016 - Banking Sector Comment Period Deposit Insurance FDIC Risk-Based Approaches

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 5

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Approves FINRA’s Funding Portal Rules - On January 22, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s funding portal rules and related forms for...more

2/8/2016 - Crowdfunding Cybersecurity Deposit Insurance Derivatives Clearing Organizations Dodd-Frank European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Funding Portal Major Swap Participants MiFID II Pension Schemes

Federal Bank Regulatory Agencies Release CRA Asset-Size Thresholds for Small and Intermediate Small Institutions

On December 22, 2015, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (collectively, Agencies) announced the annual adjustment to the...more

1/14/2016 - Banks CRA Federal Reserve Federal Savings Associations Threshold Requirements

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 1

SEC/CORPORATE - PCAOB Adopts New Rules Requiring Disclosure of Participants in an Audit - On December 15, 2015, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) adopted new rules and related amendments to...more

1/11/2016 - Banking Sector C&DIs Examination Priorities Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) M&A Brokers Pay-To-Play PCAOB Regulation Technical Standards (RTS) SEC

FDIC Finalizes Change of Control Rules

On December 16, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued Financial Institution Letter 60-2015, which summarizes a final rule with respect to non-member banks, state savings and loan associations, and certain...more

12/23/2015 - Banking Sector Change in Control FDIC Final Rules

Federal Banking Agencies Seek Comment on Interagency Effort To Reduce Regulatory Burden

On December 17, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (collectively, federal...more

12/23/2015 - Banks Comment Period EGRPRA Regulatory Agencies

OCC Issues Recovery Proposal for Institutions With Assets of $50 Billion or More

On December 17, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) requested comment on a proposed rule to establish enforceable guidelines for recovery planning by insured national banks, insured federal savings...more

12/23/2015 - Banks Foreign Branches of U.S. Banks OCC Proposed Regulation Recovery Plans

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume X, Issue 48

SEC/CORPORATE SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues New C&DIs on FAST Act - As previously reported, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) on December 4. The...more

12/21/2015 - C&DIs CFTC Cybersecurity Disclosure Requirements EGRPRA Extractive Industry Transparency Rule Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) Margin Requirements MiFID II SEC

Agencies Announce Threshold for Smaller Loan Exemption From Appraisal Requirements for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans

On November 25, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve System and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced that the threshold for exempting loans from special appraisal...more

12/10/2015 - Appraisal Clauses CFPB Mortgages Threshold Requirements Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

OCC Announces Updated Risk Assessment System Guidance

On December 3, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced in Bulletin 2015 – 48 that it has updated its risk assessment system (RAS) guidance. These updates are reflected in the “Bank Supervision Process,”...more

12/9/2015 - Banking Sector Guidance Update OCC Risk Assessment Risk Management

Federal Reserve Announces Final Rule on Emergency Lending

On November 30, the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve System approved a final rule specifying its procedures for emergency lending under Section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act. Since the passage of the Dodd-Frank...more

12/9/2015 - Dodd-Frank Federal Reserve Final Rules Financial Sector Lending

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