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Credit Risk Retention Rules Finalized

Six federal agencies have finalized long-anticipated joint rules imposing risk retention, or “skin-in-the-game,” requirements for securitizations. The new rules, when they become effective over the next two years, will impose...more

Orrick's Derivatives in Review - January 2014

Industry Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Cross-Border Guidance - On December 4, 2013, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., and the...more

CLOs Under the Volcker Rule: New Exemptions, New Issues, New Obligations

Under the final version of the Volcker Rule issued this week, issuers and sponsors of new CLO issuances should consider structuring CLOs to conform to the exclusions contained in the rule, and banks and bank affiliates that...more

Summary of the Volcker Rule

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

Holistic medicine needed to revive securitisation

In the immediate aftermath of the crisis, it’s possible that those who identified securitisation as a financing model, rather than loan origination practices, as a principal cause of the crisis were all too ready to charge...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- December 17, 2012

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Fiscal Cliff; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - Whatever happened in the world of financial services last...more

Insights Special Edition: "Dodd-Frank Rulemaking: Volcker Rule and SIFI Proposals"

Dear Clients and Friends: In October, federal agencies proposed two new sets of regulations under the Dodd-Frank Act. The proposals — to implement the Volcker Rule and to create standards to designate certain nonbanks...more

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010: Congress Enacts Sweeping Financial Reform

On July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the "Act") became law. The U.S. Congress designed the Act to address what it perceived to be a vast number of failures that led to the...more

Dodd-Frank Bill Reshapes Businesses

The passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Bill”) represents the most ambitious and thorough regulatory reform of the laws governing the financial industry since the Great Depression....more

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