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FinCEN Proposes More Extensive Customer Due Diligence Obligations

As part of the U.S. Treasury Department’s ongoing efforts to combat all forms of illicit financial activity, from terrorist financing and sanctions evasion to more traditional financial crimes (including money laundering,...more

Proprietary Trading Aspects of the Volcker Rule – Frequently Asked Questions

The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a final rule, and the Commodity Futures...more

The Volcker Rule and Capital Markets Offerings

Final regulations under the section of the Dodd-Frank Act known as the “Volcker Rule” were enacted in December 2013 (the “Final Rule”) by five federal financial regulatory agencies (collectively, the “Agencies”). The Volcker...more

Key Provisions of the Volcker Rule Final Regulations for Non-US Banking Entities

The five US financial agencies (“Agencies”) have approved jointly prepared final regulations (“Final Rules”) to implement the prohibitions on engaging in proprietary trading and investment in or sponsorship of a private...more

The Volcker Rule’s Impact On Banking Entities’ Ownership And Sponsorship Of Structured Finance And Securitization Transactions

On December 10, 2013, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity...more

FRB, OCC and FDIC Issue Proposed Rule Concerning a Minimum Liquidity Coverage Ratio and Liquidity Risk Management, Standards and...

The FRB, OCC and FDIC (the “Agencies”) jointly issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (the “Proposed Rule”) that would establish a minimum liquidity coverage ratio (the “LCR”) for banking organizations with $250 billion or...more

Which One Of Us Is The Service Provider? The Dodd-Frank Act's Infinite Loop Of Oversight

Prudential regulators have advised supervised banks for nearly 30 years about the need for careful diligence of their service providers, but the expectations of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or the...more

Banking Regulators Clarify Volcker Rule Compliance Timeline, Senators Push for Final Rule

Recently, the Federal Reserve Board approved a statement clarifying that an entity covered by the “Volcker Rule,” section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, has until July 21, 2014 to comply unless the Board extends the conformance...more

Volcker Rule Conformance Period Clarified

The Federal Reserve Board on April 19 clarified that an entity covered by section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, or the so-called Volcker Rule, has the full two-year period provided by...more

"Insights Special Edition: Dodd-Frank Rulemaking: Volcker Rule and SIFI Proposals: The Proposed Regulations and Insurance Company...

An insurance company is a “covered banking entity” if it controls or is affiliated with an insured depository institution (as defined in Section 3(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act), which includes any bank, thrift,...more

"Insights Special Edition: Dodd-Frank Rulemaking: Volcker Rule and SIFI Proposals: Hedge Fund and Private Equity Fund Sponsorship...

The Volcker Rule prohibits a banking entity from sponsoring or investing in a hedge fund or private equity fund, subject to certain exceptions. The proposed regulations expand the definitions of “hedge fund” and “private...more

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