Oliver I. Ireland

Oliver I. Ireland

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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FSOC, At It Again, Places Asset Managers in Its Crosshairs

In seeking comment on potential risks to the U.S. financial system created by asset managers, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) again places asset managers in its crosshairs. This crusade potentially can lead...more

1/9/2015 - Asset Management Banking Sector Banks CPOs Financial Institutions FSOC Hedge Funds Insurance Companies Risk Assessment SEC

The Volcker Rule: Impact of the Final Rule on Foreign Banking Organizations

On December 10, 2013, the Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC, SEC, and CFTC (the “Agencies”) issued the long-awaited final rule (“Final Rule”) construing the Volcker Rule. The Volcker Rule generally prohibits banking entities — a...more

12/12/2013 - CFTC Exemptions Extraterritoriality Rules FDIC Federal Reserve Foreign Banks OCC Proprietary Trading SEC Sovereign Debt Volcker Rule

D.C. District Court Finds Fed Interchange Rules Are Invalid

On July 31, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (“District Court”) issued a sharply worded Memorandum Opinion in the merchant litigation with the Federal Reserve Board (“Board”) regarding the Board’s...more

8/5/2013 - Banks Debit and Credit Card Transactions Dodd-Frank Durbin Amendment Rules Federal Reserve Interchange Fees SEC

SEC Proposes Floating NAV for Institutional Prime Money Market Funds; “Fees and Gates” for Non-Government Funds

The Securities and Exchange Commission today unanimously proposed two alternative requirements for money market funds. First, the SEC would require institutional prime money market funds to operate with a floating net asset...more

6/6/2013 - Fees Liquidation Money Market Funds NAV Proposed Regulation SEC Transparency

MMF Independent Trustees in Crisis: MMF Executives Sue Independent Trustees for Fraud and Waste of Corporate Assets

In a bizarre twist to the case of the money market fund that broke the buck, the investment adviser to the Reserve Primary Fund (Reserve Fund) and its principals sued the fund’s independent trustees, laying the blame for the...more

1/24/2013 - Class Action Derivative Suit Investment Adviser Lehman Brothers Money Market Funds SEC Trustees

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