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ESMA Publishes Opinions on Pension Schemes To Be Exempt From EMIR Clearing Obligations

On February 2, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a set of opinions to exempt 16 UK-based pension schemes from clearing obligations contained in the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

FCA Publishes “Dear CEO” Letter in Relation to Client Take-On Procedures for CFD Products

On February 2, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a “Dear CEO” letter (Letter) setting out the FCA’s findings from a review of client take-on procedures for firms that offer contract for difference (CFD) products to…more
| Business Organizations

UK Government Publishes Statutory Guidance on the Meaning of “Significant Influence or Control” in Connection With PSC Registers

The Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest edition of January 8 discussed draft guidance published by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in December 2015 on the meaning of persons with…more
| Business Organizations

CFPB Urges 25 Largest Banks To Do More To Create or Promote Deposit Accounts

On February 3, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sent a letter to the nation’s top 25 retail banking companies urging them to do more to create or promote deposit accounts designed to meet consumers’ financial…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

OCC Releases Dodd-Frank Stress Test Scenarios for 2016

On January 28, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released economic and financial market scenarios that will be used in the upcoming stress tests for covered institutions with more than $10 billion in assets…more
| Finance & Banking

Bridging the Week - February 2016 #2

Two Broker-Dealers to Pay US $154 Million to the State of NY and the SEC to Resolve Allegations of Wrongdoing by Their Dark Pools: Barclays Capital Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities settled allegations by the Securities and…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

FDIC Releases Paper on Cybersecurity

On February 1, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) published “A Framework for Cybersecurity,” an article that appears in the Winter 2015 issue of Supervisory Insights. The article discusses the cyber threat…more
| Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

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 entities functioning as SEC-registered funding portals pursuant to…more
| Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

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
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

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
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

FDIC Seeks Comment on Revised Deposit Insurance Assessment Rule

On January 21, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced that it was seeking comment on a revised proposed rule that would amend the way small banks are assessed for deposit insurance. The proposed rule would…more
| Finance & Banking

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
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Hedge Fund Standards Board Publishes Findings From First Cyber-Attack Simulation

On January 21, the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) released the results of its first cyber-attack simulation (via a press release dated January 19)…more
| Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

CFTC and German Regulators Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, German regulators Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin) and Deutsche Bundesbank (Bundesbank) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) related to the…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

FCA Clarifies Senior Managers Regime Expectations for Individuals With Overall Responsibility for a Firm’s Legal Function

On January 27, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced plans to consult on the application of the Senior Managers Regime (Regime) to individuals with overall responsibility for a firm’s legal function…more
| Insurance
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