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Financial Services Quarterly Report - Second Quarter 2016: What Fund Investors Should Know About US Bank Control Rules

Many private equity, hedge and mutual funds constantly have to confront the complex control rules that may impact even the smallest of investments in banks or bank holding companies (BHCs). The issue may be as simple as...more

US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Finalizes Regulatory Reporting Requirements for Intermediate Holding Companies...

The US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System adopted a proposal to extend various regulatory reporting requirements to US intermediate holding company (IHC) subsidiaries of foreign banking organizations...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - June 2016 #2

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

SEC approves final rules implementing JOBS Act and FAST Act

On May 3, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) released final rules1 implementing Titles V and VI of the JOBS Act and Section 85001 of the FAST Act, which together adjusted certain threshold for...more

Nutter Bank Report, April 2016

The Nutter Bank Report is a monthly publication of the firm's Banking and Financial Services Group. Headlines 1. FDIC Approves Proposed Rule to Limit Incentive-Based Compensation Arrangements 2. Congress Considers...more

US Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Research Releases Brief Regarding Global Systemically Important Banks

The US Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Research published a paper analyzing data on global systemically important banks, based on data released in 2013 and 2014 by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. The OFR...more

The Liquidity Crunch Spurs Creative PE Deal Financing in the US

Since the 2008 financial crisis, the US Federal Reserve and other central banks in Europe have pumped trillions of dollars into the financial markets. Notwithstanding the amounts injected, a liquidity crunch in 2016 is...more

Federal Reserve Takes Aim at Shareholder Protections

In an unheralded Supervision and Regulation Letter (Letter) issued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) on December 3, 2015 (SR 15-15), the Board provided guidance to explain “Supervisory Concerns...more

Federal Reserve Goes After Anti-Takeover and Shareholder Protection Tools

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board (FRB) has become sensitized to safety and soundness concerns relating to shareholder protection arrangements. These arrangements are generally designed to protect existing shareholders of bank...more

FRB Requests Comments on Proposed Single-Counterparty Credit Limits

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ("FRB") has requested comments on reissued proposed rules that would establish a single-counterparty credit limits ("SCCL") for domestic and foreign bank holding companies...more

Agencies Issue Guidance on Capital Deduction Requirement under the Volcker Rule for Investments in Collateralized Debt Obligations...

On Friday, March 4, 2016, the Volcker Inter-Agency Group posted a new frequently asked question (FAQ 21), clarifying the capital deduction requirement under the Volcker Rule for investments in Qualifying TruPS CDOs. FAQ 21...more

Another Brick in the Wall: The Fed Reproposes Single-Counterparty Credit Limits for Large Banking Organizations

On March 4, 2016, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Fed”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”), inviting comment on reproposed rules (the “Reproposed Rules”) that would establish single...more

Mandatory Margin Posting Regulations Coming Soon for Uncleared Swaps

U.S. bank regulators recently adopted final rules establishing initial and variation margin requirements for uncleared swaps (Final Margin Rules). These rules apply to regulated entities such as banks and subsidiaries of bank...more

Too-big-to fail, RIP?

The latest set of prudential rules is the strongest sign yet that too-big-to-fail has seen its last days - Despite the comprehensive reforms put in place in the wake of the financial crisis by the landmark Dodd-Frank...more

PRA Issues Policy Statement on Approach to Identifying O-SIIs

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (“PRA“) has issued a policy statement on its approach to identifying other systemically important institutions (“O-SIIs“). The statement is relevant to all credit institutions,...more

Russian Legislation Update - February 2016

Banking - On 30 December 2015 the President signed Federal Law No. 426-FZ amending the Law on the Central Bank (Bank of Russia). As a rule, regulations of the Bank of Russia enter into force 10 days after the date...more

Federal Reserve Releases CCAR Scenarios; Banking Agencies Release Annual Company-Run Stress Test Scenarios

On January 28, 2016, the Federal Reserve released its supervisory scenarios for the 2016 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) and for the Dodd-Frank Act stress tests. In 2016, CCAR includes 33 firms with $50...more

CFTC Staff Issues No-Action Relief from Mandatory Swaps Clearing for Small Bank Holding Companies, Small Savings and Loan Holding...

On January 8, 2016, the Division of Clearing and Risk (“Division”) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) issued no-action letters providing relief from the mandatory clearing requirement for swaps under Section...more

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Division of Clearing and Risk Issues No-Action Relief from Swap Clearing Requirements

On January 8, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (the “CFTC”) Division of Clearing and Risk issued no-action relief to certain entities from the swap clearing requirements so long as certain conditions...more

CFTC Issues No-Action Relief From the Swap Clearing Requirements for Small Bank Holding Companies, Small Savings and Loan Holding...

On January 8, the Division of Clearing and Risk (Division) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued no-action relief from the swap clearing requirements of Section 2(h)(1)(A) of the Commodity Exchange Act to certain...more

SEC Partially Settles Another Market Crisis Banking Fraud Action

While the market crisis ended years ago, the SEC continues to bring cases relating to the period. Now the Commission has filed a partially settled case against eleven executives of Superior Bank and its holding company based...more

Out of Favor: Deals With Favored Investors, Federal Reserve Cautions

Why it matters - Deals with favored investors have fallen out of favor with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, as evidenced by a new memorandum from the regulator. SR 15-15, issued on December 3, 2015, cautions...more

Fed Finalizes Capital Planning, Stress Test Requirements for 2017

Why it matters - Capital planning and stress tests for bank holding companies and other institutions with assets over $10 billion have been finalized by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. For bank holding companies...more

Nutter Bank Report, December 2015

The Nutter Bank Report is a monthly publication of the firm's Banking and Financial Services Group. Headlines - 1. Interagency Guidance Recommends Banks Review CRE Risk Management Strategies 2. Federal Reserve...more

Financial Services & Products Advisory: Federal Reserve Releases Guidance on Shareholder Protection Arrangements

On December 3, 2015, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System released Supervision and Regulation Letter 15-15, “Supervisory Concerns Related to Shareholder Protection Arrangements” (SR 15-15), offering guidance...more

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