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The Wrong Reasons For Hiring 401(k) Plan Providers

by Ary Rosenbaum on

Selecting a retirement plan provider can be a lot like dating in the sense that plan sponsors shouldn’t pick providers for the wrong reasons. Nobody knows more about the wrong reasons for dating more than me; we call those...more

House Financial Services Committee Holds Hearing on the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On April 26, 2017, the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing entitled "A Legislative Proposal to Create Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers, and Entrepreneurs." The purpose...more

Final EU Guidelines on the Interrelationship between the Sequence of Write Down under BRRD and CRD IV Published

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority has published final Guidelines on the interrelationship between the provisions of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive setting out the sequence of write down and conversion and the...more

Landlords Beware: Subordination Agreements

by Snell & Wilmer on

In the recent Arizona Court of Appeals case Earle Investments, LLC v. Southern Desert Medical Center Partners, 762 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 12 (2017), the Court of Appeals addressed the question of the scope of a subordination...more

CFPB April 2017 complaint report highlights student loan complaints, complaints from Nevada consumers

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has issued its April 2017 complaint report that highlights student loan complaints. The report also highlights complaints from consumers in Nevada and the Las Vegas metro area....more

Final EU Guidelines on the Treatment of Shareholders in Bail-in Published

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority has published final Guidelines on the treatment of shareholders in bail-in under the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive. The Guidelines are addressed to national resolution authorities and...more

Frontier Markets – Smallest Markets Represent Promising but Overlooked Investment Opportunities

The general public may not be familiar with the term “frontier market,” but frontier markets represent the vast majority of the fastest-growing economies in the world. The term “frontier market” generally refers to the...more

Academic Research Council to meet on May 17

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that a meeting of its Academic Research Council will be held on May 17, 2017. ...more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - April 2017

by Burr & Forman on

In an article published in the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Thomson Reuter’s Real Estate Finance Journal, Samantha Alves Orender provides guidance on how debtors who misuse collateral may be at risk of losing the benefit of...more

Revised Assessment Framework for G-SIBs Proposed

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has launched a consultation proposing a revised assessment framework for global systemically important banks. The framework, first published in July 2013, identifies G-SIBs by...more

UK Regulator Requests Brexit Contingency Planning Assurance

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Prudential Regulation Authority has published a letter to CEOs and branch managers of all banks, insurers and designated investment firms undertaking cross-border activities between the UK and the remainder of the EU,...more

ATO wins Full Federal Court decision on Cross Border Financing - Chevron Australia Holdings case

by DLA Piper on

In a major Australian transfer pricing decision on Friday 21 April 2017, the Full Federal Court dismissed Chevron Australia Holdings Pty Ltd's (CAHPL) appeal related to the deductibility of interest on the Australian dollar...more

UK HM Treasury Publishes Updated Special Resolution Regime Code of Practice

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

HM Treasury has published a revised"Banking Act 2009 Special Resolution Regime Code of Practice". The Code aims to encourage financial stability by resolving institutions such as banks, building societies and certain...more

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Finalizes Phase 2 of Revisions to the Pillar 3 Disclosure Framework

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has published a consolidated and enhanced Pillar 3 disclosure framework standard. The Basel Committee announced in June 2014 that it was undertaking a review of Pillar 3. In January...more

Japanese Variation Margin Requirements Take Effect

by Jones Day on

Following the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organization of Securities Commissions' March 18, 2015, release of revisions to the framework for margin requirements for non-centrally cleared...more

CFPB weighs in on Eighth Circuit’s competent attorney standard, standing to bring FDCPA claim

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB recently submitted an amicus brief to the Eighth Circuit, arguing that a debt collector cannot avoid liability under the FDCPA when it falsely represents the amount of a debt to a consumer’s attorney, rather than to...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Rating Agency Developments - On April 19, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Airport Operating Lease ABS Rating Criteria. On April 14, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled North America and Asia-Pacific...more

Tax Court Rules that Extensions of Variable Prepaid Forward Contracts Do Not Result in Taxable Exchanges

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

Last week, in McKelvey v. Commissioner¸ the U.S. Tax Court held that the extension of a typical variable prepaid forward contract (“VPFC”) did not give rise to a taxable exchange to the obligor because a VPFC is solely an...more

European Securities and Markets Authority Issues Opinion on the Proposed EU Regulation on CCP Recovery and Resolution

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Securities and Markets Authority has issued an Opinion on the European Commission's proposed EU Regulation on CCP Recovery and Resolution. The proposal gives CCPs' national regulators under the European Market...more

GameStop Currently Investigating Possible Data Breach

by Revision Legal on

GameStop is the most recent potential victim of cyber data breach, and the company recently hired a leading security firm to conduct an investigation into allegations that the company’s website was hacked and that customer...more

FINRA Proposes Desk Commentary Safe Harbor

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The safe harbor would offer relief from certain requirements of FINRA’s research rules, but significant compliance obligations and questions remain. On April 12, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc....more

AML and Sanctions: 2017 Trends and Developments

by WilmerHale on

Over the past year, regulators continued to actively examine compliance, introduce new and heightened requirements, recalibrate global priorities, and aggressively pursue enforcement. This report reviews recent trends and...more

Final EU Guidelines on Converting Debt to Equity in Bail-in Published

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority has published final Guidelines on the setting of rates of conversion of debt to equity in bail-in under the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive. The Guidelines are addressed to national...more

UK Prudential Regulation Authority Publishes Final Consolidated Guidance on Remuneration

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Prudential Regulation Authority has published a Policy Statement and final consolidated Supervisory Statement on its expectations on remuneration. In the latter part of 2016, the PRA consulted on its proposed changes to...more

Financial Services Weekly News - April 2017 #4

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - State Regulators Sue OCC Over Federal FinTech Charter. On April 26, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) sued the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in the U.S. District Court for...more

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