Rick Jones

Rick Jones

Dechert LLP

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Final REG AB Rules: Man Bites Dog

I am congenitally pessimistic and some have, shockingly, called me cynical. Early last week, while we waited for Reg AB, I would have bet more than a dollar that there would have been a number of things in this final Rule...more

9/5/2014 - Asset-Backed Securities Disclosure Requirements Final Rules NRSRO Public Offerings Rating Agencies Regulation AB Reporting Requirements SEC

New Regulation AB II and NRSRO Rules Released

The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released new Regulation AB II Rules (the “Reg AB Rules”) and regulations relating to credit rating agencies (“the NRSRO Rules”) on August 27, 2014. The Reg AB Rules1 revise...more

9/5/2014 - Asset-Backed Securities Disclosure Requirements New Regulations NRSRO Public Offerings Rating Agencies Regulation AB Reporting Requirements SEC

Stand by for Risk Retention

The Risk Retention Rule Is Coming! The sky may not be falling, but The Risk Retention Rule is Coming at last! Very soon, we hear. ...more

7/3/2014 - Capital Markets Dodd-Frank Franken Amendment Rating Agencies Risk Retention SEC

Ribbet – The Green Cassandra of the Capital Markets

Moody’s published a piece the other week that analogized credit quality in the CRE capital markets to the boiling frog – that if you put a frog in cold water and slowly raise the temperature, it never jumps out until it,...more

5/28/2014 - Credit Ratings Moody's Rating Agencies

A Christmas Wish: Fix Dodd-Frank (Just a Little)

The election’s over and elections matter we’re told, albeit most of the denizens of Washington seem to have remained in their seats. The fiscal cliff awaits. We wait, with various levels of trepidation, for a workable...more

12/24/2012 - CFPB Dodd-Frank Mortgages Rating Agencies Volcker Rule

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