Matthew Kulkin

Matthew Kulkin

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The Newly Constituted CFTC Leadership

The United States Senate confirmed the nominations of Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) Chairman Timothy Massad and Commissioners Sharon Bowen and J. Christopher Giancarlo on June 3, 2014. Each...more

10/9/2014 - CFTC Political Appointments

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - GAO expected to release Report on Big Banks - On Thursday, July 31, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is expected to release a long awaited report on funding advantages of the...more

7/30/2014 - Banking Sector Banks CFTC Congressional Investigations & Hearings FOMC FSOC Funding GAO Information Reports MetLife Money Market Funds SEC Senate Banking Committee SIFIs

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Senate to vote on TRIA reauthorization bill, Federal Reserve Membership - This week, the Senate is expected to consider a bill (S. 2244) that would reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance...more

7/17/2014 - Banking Sector Banks Congressional Investigations & Hearings Federal Reserve FHA Housing Finance Reform Legislative Agendas Mortgage Insurance Terrorism Insurance TRIA

House Approves CFTC Reauthorization, Changes to Dodd-Frank

After a nearly two year process, on June 24, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 266-144 to pass H.R. 4413, the Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act, which would reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading...more

7/10/2014 - CEA CFR CFTC Compliance Dodd-Frank End-Users Legislative Agendas

Volcker Rule Compliance in the Face of Regulatory Uncertainty: An Update on Covered Fund Structures

The “Volcker Rule,” adopted in December 2013, is designed to reduce risk and banking system instability by restricting U.S. banking entities from investing in or engaging in proprietary trading and speculation, while also...more

7/10/2014

SEC Adopts Rules on Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Activities

On June 25, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) unanimously adopted final rules regarding the application of “Security-Based Swap Dealer” and “Major Security-based Swap Participant”...more

7/8/2014 - Affiliates Cross-Border Dodd-Frank Final Rules Foreign Affiliates Major Swap Participants Mary Jo White Registration SEC Security-Based Swaps Swap Dealers

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - House To Vote On CFTC Reauthorization Bill - This week, the House is expected to debate and vote on the reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) through September...more

6/25/2014 - Banks CFTC Cross-Border Financial Regulatory Reform FSOC OCC Swaps Volcker Rule

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

This Week’s Hearings: - Tuesday, February 11: The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.” The Honorable Janet Yellen will testify at the hearing for...more

2/10/2014 - CFTC Federal Reserve FSOC Legislative Agendas SEFs

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

SENATE VOTE ON FED CHAIR EXPECTED THIS WEEK - The Senate is expected to hold a vote on the confirmation of Ms. Janet Yellen to be Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors this week. In addition to pushing for a...more

12/16/2013 - Congressional Nominations Federal Insurance Office Federal Reserve Housing Finance Reform Legislative Agendas

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

Swaps Push Out and Fiduciary Duty Bills Likely To Get A House Vote This Week - Two important bills are expected to be voted on by the House this week. The first is the commonly known “swaps push out” bill or H.R. 992....more

10/28/2013 - Anti-Money Laundering Crowdfunding Federal Reserve FSOC SEC Swaps

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

Legislative Activity - This Week’s Hearings: Thursday, October 24: The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Governments Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) will hold a hearing titled “Legislation to...more

10/21/2013 - CFPB Financial Services Committee

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Terrorism Risk Insurance Reauthorization Gets Congress’ Attention - Last week the House Financial Services Committee addressed the issue of reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance...more

9/23/2013 - FACI FSOC SIFIs Terrorism Insurance TRIA

Capital Thinking - Financial Services

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - This Week’s Hearings: Tuesday, September 10: The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing on the nominations of Ms. Wanda Felton to be First Vice President of the Export-Import...more

9/13/2013 - CFPB FDIC FSOC Nominations Political Appointments Senate Banking Committee

CFTC Cross-Border Guidance Frequently Asked Questions

Section 722(d) of the Dodd-Frank Act amended the Commodity Exchange Act (“CEA”) by adding section 2(i), which provides that the provisions of the CEA relating to swaps shall not apply to activities outside the United States...more

8/9/2013 - CFTC Commodities Exchange Act Cross-Border Cross-Border Transactions Dodd-Frank Swaps

Capital Thinking Update - July 22, 2013

General Legislative - The Senate will convene at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 23. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is expected to renew his motion to proceed on the FY 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban...more

7/22/2013 - Appropriation Act CFPB CMS Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity DHS Dodd-Frank E-Rates EHR EPA ESEA Farm Bill FCC FERC FSB FSOC Higher Education Act Infrastructure Interest Rates Mobile Apps Mobile Payments Offshore Drilling PCBs Richard Cordray SEC Student Loans TRIA

Capital Thinking Updates - June 24, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services - Health...more

6/24/2013 - Barack Obama Border Security CFTC Cybersecurity Disability Dodd-Frank Farm Bill Federal Budget FERC Fracking Greenhouse Gas Emissions NDAA NIST Spectrum Student Loans Women-Owned Businesses

Capital Thinking Update - June 3, 2013

General Legislative - The Senate will convene today, Monday, June 3, at 2:00 pm and begin a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 954, the Farm Bill, provided that alfalfa...more

6/5/2013 - Appropriations Bill Barack Obama China Cybersecurity DOD EPA Farm Bill FERC Healthcare Immigration Reform Medicaid Medicare Middle East NIST Proposed Legislation SEC Sequestration Student Loans Supply Chain Wellness Programs

Capital Thinking Updates - May 20, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Environment - Financial Services - Health Care - Homeland...more

5/24/2013 - Agricultural Workers Biofuel CFTC Contractors Cybersecurity Farm Bill Federal Budget Fees Form 720 Immigration Reform Innovation Nominations OMB PCORI Request For Information SEC Student Loans Water

Capital Thinking Updates - May 16, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services - Health...more

5/21/2013 - Appropriations Bill CFPB CMS Cross-Border Cybersecurity DHS Farm Bill Federal Budget FERC Healthcare Higher Education Act Hurricane Sandy IRS Keystone XL Pipeline Nominations SEC Security-Based Swaps Sequestration Student Loans

Client Alert: SEC Publishes Cross-Border Release and Reopens Comment Period for Dodd-Frank Rules

On May 1, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) held an open meeting to consider: - Whether to propose new rules and interpretive guidance for cross-border security-based swap (SBS)...more

5/20/2013 - CFTC Cross-Border Dodd-Frank Major Swap Participants SEC Security-Based Swaps

Institutions Fund's Bond Guarantee Program Funded for 2013

On March 21, 2013, Congress authorized the Community Development Financial Institutions (“CDFI”) Fund to guarantee up to $500 million aggregate principal amount of bonds in fiscal year 2013, marking a new opportunity for...more

5/20/2013 - Bonds CDFI Fund Certifications Community Development Entities Insurers

Capital Thinking Update - February 25, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Sequestration - Agriculture & Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Education - Energy - Financial Services - Health Care -...more

2/27/2013 - CFTC CMS Cybersecurity EU-US Trade Farms Federal Budget Federal Reserve GRId System IOSCO Manufacturers MedPAC NIST Oil & Gas Renewable Energy Renewable Fuel Secretary of Defense Secretary of State Sequestration Student Loans Ways and Means Committee Workforce Investment Act

Capital Thinking Update - February 4, 2013

In This Issue: General Legislative; Debt Limit; Agriculture & Food; Budget, Appropriations; Cybersecurity; Education; Energy; Financial Services; Health Care; International Defense and Homeland Security; and,...more

2/11/2013 - Affordable Care Act CFPB CFTC CMS Coal Competitive Foods Cybersecurity Debt Ceiling Department of Transportation DOD DOE Energy Tax Incentives Federal Budget Foreign Relations Hurricane Sandy Immigration Reform JOBS Act Medicare Nuclear Power Oil & Gas Richard Cordray Rockefeller School Safety SEC Sequestration VAWA

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