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SEC Adopts Business Conduct Standards for Security-Based Swap Dealers and Major Security-Based Swap Participants - On April 15, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules modifying regulations "for...more

ECB Offers Opinion on Proposed Regulation to Establish a European Deposit Insurance Scheme

On April 20, 2016, the European Central Bank (ECB) published an opinion on a proposal for a regulation amending Regulation (EU) No. 8.6/2014 in order to establish a European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS)....more

The Financial Report - Volume 5, No. 8 - April 2016 (Global)

There are currently only three SEC Commissioners, rather than the normal five. A recent New York Times article discussed what appears to be a logjam in the approval of two apparently highly qualified nominees for the open...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #14

LCR corrigendum published in OJEU - A Corrigendum to amend implementing technical standards (ITS) under the capital requirements regime on the supervisory reporting of institutions of the liquidity coverage requirement...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #4

BoE speaks on international banks - Sarah Breeden spoke on “taming” international banks and how, in particular, the risks these banks pose can be managed in the absence of a single global banking regulator. She looked at...more

European Central Bank Regulation Harmonizes Options and Discretions Applicable to Large Eurozone Banks

The European Central Bank Regulation on the exercise of options and discretions relating to the prudential requirements for credit institutions was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The prudential...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - March 2016 #19

Notifications ITS for EU MAR published in OJEU - The Commission Implementing Regulation laying down implementing technical standards (ITS) concerning the timing, format and template of notifications to competent...more

ECB Publishes Regulation and Guidance on Options and Discretions Available in Union Law

On March 24, 2016, Regulation ((EU) 2016/445) of the European Central Bank (ECB) on the exercise of options and discretions (ODs) was published in the Official Journal of the EU (OJ). The ECB has also published a guide on the...more

Three Things You Should Know about Negative Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve announced last Wednesday that it is leaving the federal funds rate where it is, for now. While the United States is pondering interest rate hikes, other parts of the world are plunging further into...more

German banking market – on the move

The German banking market is on the move. This presents opportunities for foreign investors who would like to enter the German financial market. However, in order to acquire an interest in a German financial institution, i.e....more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 3.14.16

Even as oil prices are rebounding and bringing some welcome hope to battered markets, the Journal worries that “this rally could lead to its own demise,” as higher prices “will likely encourage shale producers to ramp up...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

EBA Publishes Results of the CRDIV-CRR/Basel III Monitoring Exercise as of June 30, 2015 - On March 2, the European Banking Authority ("EBA") published its report of its ninth Basel III monitoring exercise, particularly...more

ECB Publishes Opinion on Proposed Regulation Extending Exemptions for Commodity Dealers under CRR

On March 4, the European Central Bank (“ECB”) published an opinion on the European Commission’s legislative proposal for a Regulation amending the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) to extend certain exemptions for...more

Global Financial Markets Insight - Issue 9, Q1 2016

The beginning of 2016 has proved uncomfortable for markets. The fall in oil prices, the downturn of the Chinese markets and the continued uncertainty over Europe continue to drive a negative and uncertain outlook. With...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February 2016 #19

Reform Bill passes through Committee Stage - The Bank of England and Financial Services Bill (Reform Bill) has passed through the Committee Stage in the House of Commons. An updated version of the Reform Bill has been...more

Single Resolution Board Begins Data Collection for MREL Determination

The Single Resolution Board announced that it had started to collect data for the purposes of resolution planning and the determination of the Minimum Requirement for Own Funds and Eligible Liabilities (known as MREL) for...more

European Central Bank Proposes Guide for Recognition of Institutional Protection Schemes

The European Central Bank launched a consultation on its proposed guide to the recognition of institutional protection schemes for prudential purposes. Under the Capital Requirements Regulation an IPS is a contractual or...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February 2016 #13

Treasury renews TAFA designation - Treasury has renewed two designations under the Terrorist Asset Financing etc Act (TAFA). (Source: Treasury renews TAFA designation)... DBIS updates PSC guidance - DBIS has...more

The Financial Report - Volume 5, No. 3 - February 2016 (Global)

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have been taking jabs at one another about who would do a better job of holding financial services firms and their employees responsible for misconduct....more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 2.16.16

2015 was not exactly the year of the hedge fund, and 2016’s starting off with its worst start for the industry since 2008. But if you think that’s keeping managers from starting new portfolios with an eye toward hitting it...more

ECB Publishes the Response of the Eurosystem to the European Commission’s Call for Evidence on the EU Regulatory Framework for...

On February 4, the European Central Bank (“ECB“) published a response of the ECB and the national central banks of member states of the eurozone (Eurosystem) to the European Commission’s call for evidence on the EU regulatory...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

The PRA Publishes Guidance on Financial Conglomerate Waivers - On January 4, the Prudential Regulation Authority ("PRA") published guidance on the application and supplementary forms that should be submitted by firms...more

ECB signs MoU with SRB

ECB has published a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between itself and the Single Resolution Board (SRB) in respect of cooperation and information exchange. ECB and SRB set out their approach to cooperation and the exchange...more

ECB Publishes Its SSM Supervisory Priorities for 2016

On January 6, the European Central Bank (“ECB”) published a paper setting out its supervisory priorities in relation to the banks it supervises under the Single Supervisory Mechanism (“SSM”). The ECB’s supervisory priorities...more

ECB recommendation on dividends in OJEU

ECB’s recommendation on banks’ dividend distribution policies has been published in the OJEU. It recommends that credit institutions with obligations under the fourth Capital Requirements Directive and Regulation package...more

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