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The Fed's Small BHC Policy Statement—Regulatory Relief for Bank Growth and Acquisitions

by Jones Day on

The Small Bank Holding Company ("BHC") Policy Statement ("Policy Statement") was adopted by the Federal Reserve in 1980 to facilitate transfers of small banking organizations, including BHCs formed to assume individuals' bank...more

Federal Banking Agencies Announce No-action Position on Certain Foreign Excluded Funds Under the Volcker Rule

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended, and its implementing regulations (the “Volcker Rule”) generally prohibit a “banking entity” from engaging in proprietary trading and from investing in,...more

SEC Updates Regulatory Flex Agenda, Tables Dodd-Frank Rules on Executive Compensation Disclosure

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The SEC’s semi-annual update of its rulemaking docket was released on July 20. Overall, the SEC has cut its rulemaking agenda by about half under the Trump administration. A number of long-anticipated Dodd-Frank...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Federal Reserve and FDIC Post Resolution Plans for Eight Major Financial Firms - On July 5, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board (the "Board") and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") posted the public portions of...more

US Securities and Exchange Commission Seeks Public Comment on Possible Change to Industry Guide 3 – Statistical Disclosure by Bank...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The SEC published a request for public comment on disclosures called for by Industry Guide 3 - Statistical Disclosure by Bank Holding Companies. Stating that the financial services industry has changed drastically since Guide...more

Financial Services Weekly News - March 2017 #4

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Editor's Note - The Battle Over the Proposed OCC FinTech Charter Continues. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has released a draft supplement to its Licensing Manual explaining the process for FinTech...more

SEC Disclosure Updates — Exhibit Hyperlinks, Industry Guide 3, and Inline XBRL

by Cozen O'Connor on

On March 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to adopt final rule and form amendments to require issuers to include hyperlinks to each exhibit included in SEC filings. The same day, the SEC also issued...more

Financial Services Weekly News - March 2017 #2

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Editor's Note - Marching On. Notwithstanding the industry’s watch of the Senate’s confirmation of new leadership for the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the DOL proposed a delay...more

The SEC Issues a Request for Comment on Possible Changes to Industry Guide 3

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On March 1st, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) issued a request for comment (“RFC”) seeking comment on Industry Guide 3, “Statistical Disclosure by Bank Holding Companies” (“Guide 3”). Guide 3,...more

SEC Revisits Industry Guide 3 Disclosure Requirements

At an open meeting on March 1, 2017, the SEC voted to issue a request for comment (RFC) on the disclosures required by Industry Guide 3, which applies to the description of business portions of bank holding company...more

Unfinished Business: SEC Chair Details Rules Ready to Go

In a letter dated December 12, 2016, to the Chair of the Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs, SEC Chair Mary Jo White took issue with a request to defer consideration of new rulemaking during the...more

SEC, Bank Settle Action Tied to Loan Loss Reserves

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Since the market crisis the Commission has brought a series of enforcement actions centered on the failure of financial institutions to properly evaluate their loan loss reserves. Those issues are not solely the result of...more

Structured Thoughts: News for the financial services community, Volume 7, Issue 9

Updating Unregistered Structured Note Programs: How Frequently? - For some types of securities offering programs, we have “black letter law” that instructs issuers how frequently the program documentation should be...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

Mandatory Margin Posting Regulations Coming Soon for Uncleared Swaps

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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

SEC Partially Settles Another Market Crisis Banking Fraud Action

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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

Observation 3.0: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on the Volcker Rule and the Implications for Foreign Banks Investing in...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

1. Question: What is the Volcker Rule, and when does it take effect? Answer: The Volcker Rule was enacted into law as section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank...more

Volcker Agencies Provide Seeding Period Guidance for BDCs, RICs and FPFs in New FAQ

On July 16, 2015, the agencies responsible for implementing the Volcker rule (Agencies) issued FAQ 16, which provides guidance on the circumstances under which a seed investment would not cause (i) a registered investment...more

Responses to Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Commission’s Rule under Section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act (the...

The Staff of the SEC Division of Trading and Markets, Investment Management, and Corporate Finance provided updated guidance on June 12, 2015 in response to frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) regarding the SEC’s final rule...more

SEC Files Another Market Crisis Case

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The market crisis of the last decade seems to have a never ending dribble of cases. The SEC filed another this week, naming four former officers of Wilmington Trust Company as defendants. SEC v. Gibson (D.Del. Filed May 6,...more

Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest - Volume X, Issue 15

In this issue: - Update: Proposed Amendments to DGCL, Including Ban on Fee-Shifting and Permitting Exclusive Forum Provisions - CFTC and Australian Regulator Sign Memorandum of Understanding Regarding...more

Financial Services Weekly News Roundup - April 2015 #3

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DOL Fiduciary Standard Proposal. The Department of Labor issued a notice of proposed rulemaking including a definition of the term “fiduciary,” a conflict of interest rule for retirement investments, new exemptions and...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

ECON Votes in Favor of the MIF Regulation - On January 27, the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee ("ECON") released a press release stating that it had voted in favour of the proposed Regulation on multilateral...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - February 2015

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In this issue: - US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Issues Proposal Revising Provisions of Securitization Safe Harbor Rule - US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Issues Proposal Amending Regulations...more

SEC Proposes Amendments to Registration Requirements

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In December 2014, the SEC proposed amendments to revise the rules related to the thresholds for registration, termination of registration, and suspension of reporting under Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act. These proposals...more

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