Matthew Barsamian

Matthew Barsamian

Dechert LLP

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The New Future of US Banking and Financial Services Regulation

The presidential election has opened the possibility of significant changes to the Dodd-Frank Act regime that has been implemented over the last six years. It remains to be seen what plans the incoming administration will...more

11/30/2016 - Banks CFPB Dodd-Frank Donald Trump FDIC Financial Institutions FSOC Glass-Steagall Act Liquidation Presidential Elections Shadow Banking Too Big to Fail Trump Administration Volcker Rule

U.S. Treasury’s Benchmark TIC SHC Survey and Implications for Investment Managers

TIC SHC is a mandatory benchmark study commissioned by the Treasury and administered by the FRBNY every five years.3 The survey reviews holdings of foreign portfolio securities – including short- and long-term securities and...more

11/23/2016 - Benchmarks ETFs Foreign Investment Foreign Securities FRBNY Investment Management Investment Trust Companies Money Market Funds Penalties REIT Reporting Requirements Surveys TIC SHC U.S. Treasury

SEC Staff Issues No-Action Relief on Auditor Independence and the “Loan Provision”

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management (the “SEC Staff”) last night issued a no-action letter (the “Relief”) to Fidelity Management and Research Company that provides guidance to...more

6/22/2016 - Auditors Investment Adviser No-Action Relief Regulation S-K SEC

Proposed U.S. Federal Reserve Board Rule’s Impact on Buy-Side Remedies in QFCs with Global Systemically Important Banking...

The Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System (Board) recently proposed a rule (Proposed Rule) that will impact parties to any “qualified financial contract” (QFC), as described below, with a global systemically...more

6/16/2016 - FDIC Federal Reserve G-SIB Proposed Regulation Qualified Financial Contracts (QFC)

BEA Proposes Changes to Reporting Requirements for Private Funds

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury Department) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, has proposed changes to certain cross-border investments that...more

4/21/2016 - BEA Cross-Border Transactions Foreign Investment Private Funds Public Comment Reporting Requirements TIC U.S. Treasury Voting Securities

Macroeconomic Surveys from the BEA: A Primer for Asset Managers and the Financial Services Industry

For many U.S. asset managers and other financial services providers, the recent BE-10 Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad (BE-10) and the upcoming BE-180 Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions...more

10/7/2015 - Asset Management BEA Benchmarks Cross-Border Transactions Financial Institutions Foreign Direct Investment Foreign Investment Form BE-10 Reporting Requirements Surveys U.S. Commerce Department

BEA’s BE-180 Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Providers: Implications for U.S. Asset Managers

In the fall of 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) will administer its next Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign...more

9/16/2015 - Aggregation Rules Asset Management Banks BE-180 BEA Benchmarks Broker-Dealer Cross-Border Transactions Filing Deadlines Financial Institutions Foreign Financial Assets Investment Adviser Investment Funds Surveys U.S. Commerce Department

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Second Quarter 2015: U.S. FSOC and Global FSB Signal Continued Scrutiny of Financial...

In recent months, both the U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC or Council) and the international Financial Stability Board (FSB) have taken actions signaling their continued interest in evaluating the potential...more

7/15/2015 - Asset Management Financial Institutions Financial Stability Acts FSB FSOC G-SIFI Investment Fund Vehicles Investment Funds IOSCO Leverage Ratio Liquidity OFR SIFIs

Commerce Department Extends Deadline for BE-10 Reports and Important Clarifications for Asset Managers and Insurance Companies

On Thursday, May 28, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) issued an automatic one month extension to all first time filers of the BE-10 Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad. The extension grant, coming one day...more

6/2/2015 - Asset Management BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis Foreign Investment Form BE-10 GAAP Insurance Industry U.S. Commerce Department

FSB/IOSCO Issue Second Proposal on G-SIFI Designation Methodology for Investment Funds and Asset Managers

On March 4, 2015, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) issued a second Consultation (PDF) addressing the potential designation of investment funds and asset...more

3/5/2015

U.S. Treasury’s Benchmark TIC SHL Survey and Implications for Investment Managers

In August 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) will conduct a benchmark survey of foreign holdings of U.S. issuers’ securities on Treasury International Capital...more

7/1/2014 - Federal Reserve Foreign Investment Investment Funds Investment Management Reporting Requirements Securities U.S. Treasury

The Volcker Rule: Overview and Recent Developments Affecting Banking Entities, Funds and Securitization Vehicles

Following years of incubation, in December 2013, five U.S. regulatory agencies – the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the...more

6/30/2014 - CFTC Comptroller Dodd-Frank FDIC Federal Reserve Final Rules SEC Volcker Rule

TIC B Forms Are Amended to Explicitly Cover U.S. Investment Managers

In January 2014, U.S. investment managers may experience increased reporting obligations as a result of recent changes to the Treasury International Capital ("TIC”) reporting system effective for certain reports regarding...more

12/16/2013 - Compliance Fund Managers Investors Reporting Requirements

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