Increasingly, we receive questions from prospective investors in covered bonds on whether an investment is prohibited or limited under the Volcker Rule, which was adopted by the various agencies under section 619 of the...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
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
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
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