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Expect Focus - Regulators Are Watching: New Products, New Opportunities, New Risks - Volume III, Summer 2014

In This Issue: - IN THE SPOTLIGHT ..Standard CGL Policy Form Adds Data Breach Coverage Exclusion - LIFE INSURANCE ..Class Claims Against Lincoln National Barred in Section 419 Action – Again ...more

Director Liability for Cybersecurity Risks

If a corporation is the target of a cyberattack resulting in a data breach, its board may be the target of a shareholder derivative action claiming breach of fiduciary duty. A recent example is Palkon v. Holmes, No....more

Regulators release Statements of Intent

The Australian Government (via The Treasury) has published Statements of Expectations for the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Australian...more

Expect Focus - Catching The Next Wave, Regulatory and Litigation Developments - Volume II, Spring 2014

In This Issue: - IN THE SPOTLIGHT ..Private Equity: The Next Wave of SEC Enforcement Actions? - LIFE INSURANCE ..How to Fight a STOLI Scheme: Court Rulings Offer Clues ..STOA Schemes Face...more

Expect Focus - Volume 1, Winter 2014

In This Issue: - IN THE SPOTLIGHT ..Sixth Circuit Revisits Controversial ERISA Decision - LIFE INSURANCE ..Summary Judgment Victory for Life Insurer in Annuity Class Action ..Favorable Secondary Life Market...more

N.Y. Banking and Insurance Superintendent Unveils Aggressive Agenda

Benjamin M. Lawsky, who heads the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), indicated that his agency is seriously considering more aggressive investigation and pursuit of individuals whose malfeasance has led...more

Futures Industry Releases Insurance Study

On November 15, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group, Futures Industry Association, Institute for Financial Markets, and National Futures Association released a study on the economic feasibility of adopting an insurance...more

EIOPA Publishes Concerns on Investment Insurance Products’ Inclusion under MiFID II

A letter sent on September 19 from Gabriel Bernardino, the Chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), to the European Commission Director General of Internal Market and Services, Jonathan...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- March 18‚ 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Leading the Past Week - It was another busy week on the Hill and in the Administration, but it may have...more

The End of Unlimited FDIC Insurance: How Banks Can Retain—and Depositors Can Protect—Their Uninsured Deposits

In an attempt to limit the flight of deposits from insured depository institutions resulting from the 2008 fiscal crisis, Section 343 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act provided temporary,...more

Dodd-Frank Implementation: Navigating the Road Ahead

Table of Contents: Introduction; Financial Stability Reform; Resolution Planning; Agencies and Agency Oversight Reform; Securitization Reform; Derivatives Regulation; Investor Protection Reform; Credit Rating Agency...more

FDIC Issues Final IOLTA Rule

The Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on December 18 approved a final rule to include Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTAs) in the temporary unlimited deposit coverage for...more

FDIC Board Sets a Two Percent Designated Reserve Ratio

On December 15, the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) voted on a final rule to set the insurance fund’s designated reserve ratio (DRR) at 2% of estimated insured deposits. The Dodd-Frank...more

FDIC Approves Final Rule Fully Insuring Noninterest-Bearing Accounts

On November 9, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation approved a final rule to implement Section 343 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Section 343 provides temporary unlimited coverage for...more

FDIC Board Proposes Implementation of Dodd-Frank Assessment Changes and Revised Assessment System for Large Institutions

On November 9, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation approved two proposed rules that would amend the deposit insurance assessment regulations. The first would implement a provision in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform...more

The Financial Stability Oversight Council Holds Inaugural Meeting; Proposed Rulemakings on Nonbank Financial Companies and the...

Sutherland continues to track the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Act). Title I of the Act established the Financial Stability Oversight Council (Council), and the Council...more

The Dodd-Frank Act: A New Era of Financial Regulation and the Implications for the Insurance Industry

On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Act) into Law. The passage of the Act ends the first, lengthy chapter of financial services reform that in many ways...more

Customer Due Diligence - CDD - as an Instrument For Combating Financial Crimes in Nigeria

The essay in exposing the damage caused by money laundering at national and global levels, highlights the importance of customer due diligence (CDD), an anti money laundering (AML) measure, in tackling financial crimes like...more

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