This Annual Review (“Review”) was prepared by the Subcommittee on Annual Review of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities of the ABA Business Law Section. The Review covers significant developments in federal...more
Today, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (the “FHFA”), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC”) each adopted a final rule (the “Final Rule”)...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted final amendments related to Regulation AB that were first proposed in 2010.1 The changes address the offering process and disclosure and periodic reporting requirements for...more
The subtler aspects of the Volcker Rule continue to emerge. One of the subtleties is the extraterritorial reach of the Rule in connection with underwriting, investments in, and market making for covered bonds by foreign...more
In February 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) once again re-opened the comment period with respect to proposed revisions to Regulation AB relating to the disclosure of asset-level data after receiving many...more
On December 10, 2013, the Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC, SEC and CFTC (the “Agencies”) issued the long-awaited final rule (the “Final Rule”) implementing the Volcker Rule. The Volcker Rule generally prohibits banking entities —...more
After the financial crisis, have you ever asked, “What does it all mean?”
Now, we have an answer for you: MoFo’s Regulatory Reform Glossary.
Since the great financial crisis, financial institutions have been...more
On October 23, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “Agencies”) published a notice of proposed rulemaking...more
In the immediate aftermath of the crisis, it’s possible that those who identified securitisation as a financing model, rather than loan origination practices, as a principal cause of the crisis were all too ready to charge...more
Originally published in International Financial Law Review in February 2013.
Covered bonds’ dual recourse nature makes them a favoured instrument for investors seeking both safety and yield. If the issuing financial...more
Table of Contents:
Introduction; Financial Stability Reform; Resolution Planning; Agencies and Agency Oversight Reform; Securitization Reform; Derivatives Regulation; Investor Protection Reform; Credit Rating Agency...more
This year has proven to be an interesting one for the covered bond market, and we anticipate that 2013 will bring many important new developments. During 2012, the covered bond market continued to provide attractive financing...more