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Responses to ESMA and EBA Consultation on Guidelines for Complaints Handling in the Securities and Banking Sectors

On March 19, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a list of the responses it received to its November 2013 consultation on draft guidelines for complaints handling in the securities and banking...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - March 24, 2014

FINRA Proposes Lighter Regulatory Regime For Limited Corporate Financing Brokers - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently issued a Regulatory Notice requesting comment on a Proposed Rule Set for...more

EBA Report on Consumer Trends 2014

On February 28, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published a report on consumer trends in the areas of consumer protection and financial innovation as well as the approaches the EBA will be taking in 2014 to address them....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review for March 10, 2014

Final Guidance for Medium-Sized Firms on Dodd-Frank Stress Tests - On March 5, the Fed, the FDIC, and the OCC issued final guidance which describes supervisory expectations for stress tests to be conducted by financial...more

EBA Updates Single Rulebook Q&As

On February 14, the European Banking Authority (EBA) updated its questions and answers (Q&As) on the single rulebook with the publication of over 70 answers on the issue of supervisory reporting including common reporting...more

EU Risk Retention Requirement: A Workable Solution For US CLO Collateral Managers?

Background - Article 405 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms and amending Regulation (EU)...more

"The EU Banking Union: Will the New Regulatory Framework Restore Confidence in European Banking?"

The European Union is implementing a single bank regulatory framework (Banking Union) that will formally cover banks headquartered either in a eurozone country or in a participating non-eurozone EU country. The U.K., Sweden...more

Cap on Bankers’ Bonuses: More Guidance Issued

European Banking Authority publishes regulatory technical standards for the identification of “material risk takers”, reducing the potential impact of the new rules on bonus caps....more

The Financial Report - Volume 2, No. 22 • December 12, 2013 (Global)

OSC to hold derivatives reporting seminar. The Ontario Securities Commission announced that it will hold a seminar on January 15, 2014, on the reporting requirements under the new Derivatives Trade Repositories and...more

The Financial Report - Volume 2, No. 21 • November 2013 (Global)

Discussion and Analysis - This week, the Oxford Dictionaries chose “selfie” as the word of the year. It beat out a number of other relatively new Internet and social-media related terms, including “bitcoin.” In...more

ESA Issues ESMA and EBA Consultation for Securities and Banking Complaints Handling

On November 6, the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) issued a consultation paper by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) concerning draft...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - November 12, 2013

CFTC Proposed Rule on Commodity Pools - On November 5, the CFTC issued a proposed rule that would require that all registered introducing brokers (IBs), commodity pool operators (CPOs) and commodity trading advisors...more

EBA Publishes First Risk Dashboard of EU Banking Sector

On October 29, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its first risk dashboard, summarizing the main risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector. ...more

The Financial Report - Volume 2, No. 18 • October 10, 2013 (Global)

IN THIS ISSUE: - Discussion and Analysis - News from the Americas - News from Asia and the Pacific - News from Europe - Global Regulators - US Securities and Exchange Commission Developments - US Commodity...more

European Banking Authority Publishes Responses to Consultation Paper on the Definition of Material Risk Takers for Remuneration...

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a list of responses received to its May 2013 consultation paper on draft regulatory technical standards on criteria to identify categories of staff whose professional activities...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - August 26, 2013

European Banking Authority Publishes Responses to Consultation Paper on the Definition of Material Risk Takers for Remuneration Purposes - The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a list of responses received to...more

EBA Report on Risks and Vulnerabilities of the EU Banking System

On July 17, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published a report on risks and vulnerabilities of the EU banking system. The report considered EBA key risk indicators and EBA risk assessment questionnaires for banks and...more

The New EU "Bonus Cap" Rules

On 27 June 2013, the legislative package known as the Capital Requirements Directive IV (CRD IV) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union, following the approval of its text by the European Parliament in...more

Banking & Finance Litigation Update - Issue 66 (Global)

In This Issue: - Domestic Banking - Domestic General - European Banking - European General - International Banking - Press Releases - Case Law - Excerpt from Case Law: 68. Tort...more

Why Does Everyone Want to Make Me Keep Thinking About Risk Retention

At last count, we now have four separate risk retention regimes (maybe five) that we need (or will soon need) to deal with as we attempt to restructure any securitization. They are, of course, all different. And let’s be...more

European Authorities Propose to Take Control of Libor from London

On June 6, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) published their final report setting out principles for benchmark-setting processes in the EU (ESMA/2013/659)....more

EBA Provides Information on Single Banking Rulebook Q&As

On May 31, the European Banking Authority (EBA) updated its single banking rulebook questions and answers (Q&As) webpage and also published a paper that provides background and guidance on the Q&A process....more

European Banking Authority Consults on Material Risk Takers for Remuneration Purposes

On May 21, the European Banking Authority (EBA) took into account the results of a 2012 survey and published a consultation on draft regulatory technical standards on criteria identifying categories of staff whose...more

European Banking Authority Guidance on Financial Services Bonus Cap

Affected financial institutions and investment firms will need to overhaul the way they remunerate many of their highest-paid staff....more

EBA Consultation Paper Raises Concerns for CLOs

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a consultation paper on draft technical standards relating to the implementation of CRD IV on 22 May 2013. Of particular concern to participants in the CLO market are the...more

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