Stanley Polit

Stanley Polit

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Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 39

SEC/CORPORATE SEC - Staff No Longer Requires “Tandy” Representations in Filing Reviews - On October 5, the staff (Staff) of the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that, effective immediately, a company...more

10/10/2016 - Alternative Trading Systems CRD IV Directive EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) Memorandum of Understanding No-Action Letters Proxy Access Remuneration Tandy Letter

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 36

BROKER-DEALER - SEC Chair Gives Speech on Equity Market Structure - On September 14, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White gave a speech titled “Equity Market Structure in 2016 and for the Future”...more

9/19/2016 - AML/CFT Dodd-Frank Equity Markets EU Exchange-Traded Products Regulation SCI Regulation Technical Standards (RTS) Reporting Requirements

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 33

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Seeks Public Comment on Disclosure Requirements of Subpart 400 of Regulation S-K - On August 25, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it is seeking public comment on the issues...more

8/29/2016 - Comment Period Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructure (CPMI) International Harmonization IOSCO MiFID II MiFIR Regulation S-K Security-Based Swaps SEFs

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 32

SEC/CORPORATE - 2016 Amendments to Delaware General Corporation Law Highlight Two-Step Mergers and Appraisal Rights - On August 1, a number of amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) went into...more

8/22/2016 - Amended Regulation Appraisal Rights Delaware General Corporation Law Disclosure Requirements EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Forex Mergers SIFMA Swap Dealers

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 31

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Issues Notice Regarding SEC’s Approval of New NMS Stock Recording and Reporting Requirements Rule - On August 8, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued Regulatory Notice 16-28,...more

8/15/2016 - Alternative Trading Systems Chief Compliance Officers EU FCMs Interpretive Letters Margin Requirements Meals-Gifts-and Entertainment Rules No-Action Relief Regulation NMS Regulation Technical Standards (RTS) Swap Dealers TRACE

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 28

SEC Proposes Amendments To Update and Simplify Disclosure Requirements: A Closer Look - On July 13, the Securities Exchange Commission proposed and requested comment regarding rule amendments to update and simplify...more

7/28/2016 - AIFMD Passport DTCC EU Eurozone GAAP IFRS MiFID II Regulation S-K Regulation S-X TRACE Transparency

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 24

SEC/CORPORATE - DC Circuit Court Rejects States’ Challenge of Blue Sky Preemption Under Regulation A+ - On June 14, the Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (the DC Circuit) rejected challenges...more

6/20/2016 - Blue Sky Laws Central Counterparties Credit Default Swaps Derivatives Clearing Organizations Futures Margin Requirements No-Action Relief Preemption Regulation A Reporting Requirements Third Country Entities

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 23

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Adopts Amendment to Form 10-K Permitting the Summary of Business and Financial Information - On June 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted an interim final rule (Rule), as mandated...more

6/13/2016 - Algorithmic Trading European Commission Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) Form 10-K Interest Rate Swaps MiFID II Registration Requirement Security-Based Swaps Swap Clearing

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 20

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues 12 New and Revised C&DIs Regarding Non-GAAP Measures - As noted in the May 13 edition of Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest, SEC Chair Mary Joe White,...more

5/23/2016 - Auditors C&DIs Cybersecurity EU Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Mary Jo White MiFID MiFIR Non-GAAP Financial Measures PCAOB Residual Interest SEC UK

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 18

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Approves Amendments to Implement Provisions of the JOBS Act and FAST Act - On May 3, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved amendments to revise certain rules under the Securities...more

5/9/2016 - CFPB Crowdfunding EU Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) G-SIB ISDA JOBS Act Mandatory Arbitration Clauses MiFID II Regulation Technical Standards (RTS)

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 15

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Publishes Concept Release Regarding Business and Financial Disclosure - On April 13, the Securities and Exchange Commission published a concept release, recommended by the SEC’s Division of...more

4/18/2016 - Covered Swap Entities (CSE) EU JOBS Act Loan Origination Funds MiFID II No-Action Letters Pension Schemes Regulation S-K UK

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 13

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Proposes Amendment to Transactions in Exchange-Traded Managed Fund Shares Rule - On March 29, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a...more

4/4/2016 - Derivatives EU EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Exchange-Traded Products FINRA

CFTC Approves Final Rule Eliminating Certain Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Trade Option End-Users

On March 16, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission unanimously approved a final rule removing reporting and recordkeeping requirements for trade option counterparties that are neither swap dealers nor major swap...more

3/22/2016 - CFTC Final Rules Major Swap Participants Recordkeeping Requirements Swap Dealers

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 11

CFTC - CFTC Approves Final Rule Eliminating Certain Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Trade Option End-Users - On March 16, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission unanimously approved a final rule...more

3/21/2016 - CFTC Derivatives Clearing Organizations EU Final Rules Market Abuse No-Action Relief Recordkeeping Requirements Risk Mitigation SEFs

NFA Issues Notice Regarding Cybersecurity Self-Examination Questionnaire

On February 29, National Futures Association (NFA) issued Interpretive Notice I-16-10, which notifies member firms about the addition of a cybersecurity section to NFA’s Self-Examination Questionnaire. This section is...more

3/8/2016 - Cybersecurity Information Systems Security Program (ISSP) NFA

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 9

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Chair Addresses Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies - On February 25, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White addressed members of the SEC’s Advisory Committee on...more

3/7/2016 - Bonuses CRD IV Directive Credit Default Swaps Cybersecurity Disclosure Requirements Emerging Growth Companies EU Swap Clearing TRACE UCITS UK

FINRA Requests Information Regarding Firm Culture and Values

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is requesting firms to submit information regarding their organizational culture and how those values impact business decisions. FINRA’s 2016 Regulatory and Examination Priorities...more

3/1/2016 - Broker-Dealer Corporate Culture FINRA

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 8

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Requests Information Regarding Firm Culture and Values - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is requesting firms to submit information regarding their organizational culture and how...more

2/29/2016 - Banking Examinations Comptroller Corporate Culture Depository Institutions EU Examination Priorities ISDA MiFID II No-Action Letters Recordkeeping Requirements Security-Based Swaps Stress Tests UK

CFTC Approves Derivative Clearing Organization Registration Order for Eurex Clearing AG

On February 1, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an order granting Eurex Clearing AG registration as a derivatives clearing organization (DCO) under the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). The order will allow Eurex...more

2/9/2016 - CFTC Derivatives Clearing Organizations FCMs MiFID II

NFA Issues Notice Regarding Swap Valuation Dispute Notices

On February 2, National Futures Association (NFA) issued Notice I-16-07, which implements an order previously issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission authorizing NFA to receive notices of swap valuation disputes...more

2/9/2016 - CFTC Major Swap Participants NFA Swap Dealers Valuation

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 5

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Approves FINRA’s Funding Portal Rules - On January 22, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s funding portal rules and related forms for...more

2/8/2016 - Crowdfunding Cybersecurity Deposit Insurance Derivatives Clearing Organizations Dodd-Frank European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Funding Portal Major Swap Participants MiFID II Pension Schemes

FINRA Issues Notice on the Application of the Mark-Up Rule to Exempted Government Securities Transactions

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority released Regulatory Notice 16-03, which discusses the Securities and Exchange Commission’s approval of amendments to FINRA Rule 0150 (Application of Rules to Exempted Securities...more

1/26/2016 - FINRA Issuer Exemption SEC U.S. Treasury

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 3

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Settles With Adviser That Allegedly Overcharged Management Fees and Misled Investors - On January 19, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had settled with Equinox Fund...more

1/25/2016 - EU Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Management Fees No-Action Relief REMIT Swaps

NFA Issues Notice on the Inclusion of Legal Entity Identifiers in the Swap Dealer/Major Swap

The National Futures Association (NFA) has issued Notice I-15-28, which discusses the legal entity identifiers (LEIs) that are now being used in the NFA’s swap dealer/major swap participant registry (SD/MSP Registry). The...more

12/16/2015 - Legal Entity Identifiers Major Swap Participants National Futures Association NFA Swap Dealers

CFTC Extends Continued No-Action Relief From Certain Recordkeeping Requirements

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight and Division of Market Oversight (collectively, Divisions) have issued CFTC Letter No. 15-65, which indefinitely extends the...more

12/15/2015 - CFTC Commodity Broker No-Action Relief Recordkeeping Requirements Regulatory Oversight

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