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A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions

Non-Enforcement Matters - SEC 2015 Rulemaking Geared to Asset Managers - Certain Personnel of Registered Municipal Advisers Will Be Subject to Qualification Exams - Rulemaking Completed for Reg A+, But Will It Matter? -...more

District Court Allows NCUA’s RMBS Suit to Proceed Against RBS

On March 16, 2015, Judge George Wu of the United States District Court for the Central District of California denied RBS Securities Inc.’s motion to dismiss the National Credit Union Administration’s second amended complaint....more

DOJ and State AGs Announce Settlement with Credit Rating Agency

On February 3, the DOJ announced a settlement agreement with a large credit rating agency and its parent company for $1.375 billion – a record amount according to the DOJ – in connection with the agency’s alleged “scheme to...more

SEC & AGs Fine & Suspended S&P for MBS Rating Violations

The SEC and the Attorneys General of New York and Massachusetts this week fined Standard & Poor’s almost $77 million, suspended S&P from conduit-fusion CMBS ratings work for a year and imposed other undertakings, for...more

The RMBS Working Group: Is There Life After Eric Holder?

Financial institutions are asking what Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation means for the future of the U.S. Department of Justice’s financial fraud enforcement program generally, and the Residential Mortgage-Backed...more

Oregon Amends Mortgage Licensing Rules

On September 16, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services Division of Finance and Corporate Securities adopted a rule amending several sections of the Oregon Administrative Rules related to the licensing of...more

Waterfall Distributions for Investors – Bruce E. Methven

Managers who are organizing an investment funds....more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - January 11, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY -...more

CFTC's Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight Issues No-Action Letter for Operators of Mortgage REITs

On December 7, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) issued a no-action letter to mortgage real estate investment trusts (mREITs). The letter states...more

NCUA Files Its Largest MBS Suit To Date

On December 17, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) announced a lawsuit on behalf of four insolvent credit unions against a mortgage securitizer in which the agency alleges violations of federal and state...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - December 22, 2012

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - CREDIT CARDS - INSURANCE - E-COMMERCE - PRIVACY/DATA...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - December 17, 2012

In This Issue: *Financial Industry Developments - CFTC No-Action Relief for Securitizations from Commodity Pool Operator Registration - CFTC No-Action Relief for Mortgage REIT Operators from Commodity Pool...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- December 17, 2012

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Fiscal Cliff; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - Whatever happened in the world of financial services last...more

Countrywide’s Dilemma

How can Countrywide/B of A even keep a straight face when it argues that correspondent lenders need to pay it outrageous amounts of money to settle claims for actual or potential losses?...more

CFTC No-Action Relief for Mortgage REIT Operators from Commodity Pool Operator Registration

On December 7, the CFTC issued a no-action letter to mortgage real estate investment trusts which provides that the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight will not recommend that the CFTC take enforcement action...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - December 10, 2012

In This Issue: *Financial Industry Developments - CFTC No-Action Relief for CPO Registration of Business Development Companies - CFTC No-Action Relief for Certain Swap Transactions - CFTC and International...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - December 9, 2012

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - E-COMMERCE - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY -...more

DOC Gives Notice of New Filing Requirements For Real Estate Issuers

New Filing Requirements - Yesterday, the Commissioner of Corporation issued Release 121-C announcing new filings required by Corporations Code Section 25102.2 which takes effect on January 1, 2013. As discussed in Bill...more

Banking And Financial Services E-Note - November 2012

In This Issue: - Banks Concerned as TAG Program Set to Expire - European Banks Set to Take Bigger Hit than U.S. Over Libor Probe - N.Y. AG Sues Credit Suisse for Misleading Investors on Mortgages -...more

Federal District Court Dismisses Virginia State Law Claims in FHFA RMBS Suit

On November 19, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held that the FHFA’s state-law claims against a financial institution with regard to the offering of certain residential mortgage-backed securities...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - November 23, 2012

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - Excerpt from Securities: Residential...more

Fallen G-REITs in den Anwendungsbereich des KAGB?

Seit Vorlage des Entwurfs des Kapitalanlagegesetzbuchs (KAGB) am 20. Juli 2012 ist eine der vieldiskutierten Fragen hinsichtlich des Anwendungsbereichs des Gesetzes, ob Real Estate Investment Trusts („G-REIT“) von diesem...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - November 16, 2012

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - COURTS - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - E-COMMERCE - CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT - Excerpt from FEDERAL...more

RBS Settles Nevada Securitization Investigation

On October 23, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) agreed to pay $42.5 million to the State of Nevada in a settlement to end an investigation by the Nevada Attorney General into RBS’s mortgage acquisition and securitization...more

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