Stephen M. Quinlivan

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GAO Says Companies Face Continuing Challenges in Determining Whether Their Conflict Minerals Benefit Armed Groups

GAO noted in a recent report that as a result of country-of-origin inquiries, an estimated 19 percent more companies that filed Form SD with the SEC reported that they knew or had reason to believe they knew the source of the...more

8/29/2016 - Conflict Mineral Rules Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo Due Diligence Form SD GAO SEC

GAO Says Regulators Should Improve Transparency in Evaluating Banks’ “Living Wills”

GAO has issued a report which noted the FDIC and Federal Reserve have developed separate but similar review processes for determining whether a resolution plan, often referred to as a “living will,” is “not credible” or would...more

4/13/2016 - Bankruptcy Code Banks FDIC Federal Reserve GAO Living Will Transparency

GAO Says Financial Regulatory Structure is Fragmented and Inefficient

A GAO study found the U.S. financial regulatory structure is complex, with responsibilities fragmented among multiple agencies that have overlapping authorities. As a result, financial entities may fall under the regulatory...more

3/30/2016 - Dodd-Frank Financial Sector FSOC GAO Regulatory Oversight

GAO Report Addresses Impact of Dodd-Frank on Community Banks, Credit Unions and Systemically Important Institutions

The Government Accountability Office, or GAO, has released an annual report required by the Dodd-Frank Act. GAO interviewed community banks, credit unions, and industry associations. Those interviewed cited an increase in...more

12/31/2015 - Annual Reports Community Banks Credit Unions Dodd-Frank Financial Institutions GAO

GAO Says FSOC Needs to Improve Transparency, Accountability, and Collaboration

In testimony before a Congressional subcommittee, a GAO representative noted FSOC still lacks a comprehensive, systematic approach to identify emerging threats to financial stability. In 2012, GAO reported that FSOC’s...more

9/19/2014 - FSOC GAO Risk Management Transparency

GAO Can’t Conclude Large Banks Have Lower Funding Costs Than Smaller Banks

The Government Accountability Office, or GAO, was asked to review the benefits that the largest bank holding companies (those with more than $500 billion in assets) have received from perceived government support. In...more

8/4/2014 - Bank Holding Company Banking Sector Banks Funding GAO

GAO Wants CFPB to Focus on Virtual Currencies

GAO issued a report discussing virtual currencies. One example of these is bitcoin, which was developed in 2009. Bitcoin and similar virtual currency systems operate over the Internet and use computer protocols and encryption...more

7/7/2014 - Bitcoin GAO Virtual Currency

GAO Says Commerce Department Has Not Complied With Conflict Minerals Obligations

The Government Accountability Office, or GAO, has issued a report noting the SEC issued a rule in 2012 requiring certain companies to disclose the source and chain of custody of necessary conflict minerals in their products....more

7/7/2014 - Compliance Conflict Mineral Rules GAO SEC U.S. Commerce Department

Government Watch Dogs Disagree On Analysis Associated With Dodd-Frank Rulemaking

The Dodd-Frank Act requires or authorizes various federal agencies to issue hundreds of rules to implement reforms intended to strengthen the financial services industry. As amended by Public Law No. 112-10, the act also...more

12/16/2013 - Dodd-Frank GAO OMB

GAO Issues Report On Agencies’ Efforts To Analyze And Coordinate Their Rules

GAO is required to annually study financial services regulations. GAO has issued a report that examines: the regulatory analyses federal agencies performed for rules issued pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act; how the...more

12/27/2012 - Dodd-Frank GAO

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