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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

As expected, Wells Fargo has promoted former Fed governor and current vice chair Elizabeth Duke to succeed Board chair Stephen Sanger. Incredibly, the move makes Duke the first woman to hold the top spot at one of the...more

Federal Reserve and FDIC Extend Deadline for Nineteen Foreign Banks and Two Domestic Bank Holding Companies to File Living Wills

On August 8, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. extended the deadline for 19 foreign banks and two domestic bank holding companies to file their next round of “living wills” detailing how they...more

The Uncertain Future of LIBOR

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Each business day, shortly before 12:00 p.m. London time, the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, is published. The rate, which is the average of up to 20 banks’ estimates of the interest rate at which they can borrow...more

May, June and July Developments

by Sullivan & Worcester on

With a straight face, President Trump has issued an executive order on June 20th that would expand Apprenticeship opportunities in the US in order to expand jobs. The CFTC has adopted some final rules on records...more

Proposed Fed Guidance for Bank Boards of Directors

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Yesterday the Fed published a proposed guidance document for its expectations for board of directors of banks. The release only applies to the boards of banks with over $50 billion in consolidated assets, but the intent of...more

Fed Seeks Comment on Corporate Governance Proposal for Financial Institutions

In June, Treasury issued a report noting that it believes duties imposed on bank boards are too voluminous, lack appropriate tailoring, and undermine the important distinction between the role of management and that of boards...more

Federal Regulatory Agencies Announce Coordination of Reviews for Certain Foreign Funds Under “Volcker Rule”

On July 21, 2017, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of Comptroller of the Currency and the Securities and...more

Two Volcker Rule Updates: Foreign Excluded Funds and Seed Investments

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Two recent developments involving the Volcker Rule have significant implications for financial regulation in both the US and internationally. Update 1: Temporary Relief for Certain Foreign Funds - On July 21, 2017, the...more

Nutter Bank Report, July 2017

CFPB Arbitration Rule Will Prevent Firms From Blocking Class Action Lawsuits - The CFPB has approved a new rule that will prohibit banks and other covered providers of certain consumer financial products and services from...more

Faster Payments Task Force Sets Goals and Recommendations for Faster Payments by 2020

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On July 21, 2017 the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force (“Task Force”) released the Faster Payments Task Force Final Report Part Two (“Final Report”). The Final Report is a follow-up to Part One of the Faster...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The Fed’s Open Markets Committee meets today, and despite relatively robust economic numbers of late, the lack of oped-for inflation (among other things) is likely to keep the Fed from moving on interest rates again at this...more

The End of Days (Or At Least LIBOR)

by Dechert LLP on

You know, sometimes life’s problems smack you against the side of the head like a 2×4, and sometimes it’s just a multiplicity of middling offenses that become so annoying that you might just want to roll over and die. Think...more

D.C. District Court Allows Payday Lenders’ Due Process Claims To Proceed In Case Against “Operation Choke Point”

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On July 5, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District Columbia, in the lawsuit filed in 2014 challenging “Operation Choke Point” — a federal enforcement initiative involving various agencies, including the Consumer...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Big American banks (BofA, Citi, Morgan Stanley) are avoiding deals with Chinese conglomerate HNA Group over concerns regarding HNA’s debt level and ownership structure....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

Federal Reserve Releases Results of CCAR

On June 28, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board announced that it has completed its annual review of the capital planning processes and capital adequacy of the largest U.S.-based bank holding companies and did not object to the...more

Nutter Bank Report, June 2017

Supreme Court: Bank That Buys Debt for Its Own Account Is Not Debt Collector - The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that a bank that collects on debts it has bought and holds “for its own account” is not a debt collector...more

New Broad Treasuries Repo Rate “Best Practice” Benchmark

by Bryan Cave on

On June 22, the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (the “ARRC”) identified a broad Treasuries repo financing rate (the “Broad Treasuries Financing Rate”) that, according to the ARRC, in its consensus view represents best...more

Federal Reserve Bank Report Examines the Effects of US Leveraged Lending Guidance on the Banking Industry

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Following the global financial crisis of 2007-2009, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Board”), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

There’s been a hitch in Saudi Aramco’s IPO plans (mind-boggling $2 trillion possible valuation and all): where to list. The frontrunners, by the way, are the London Stock Exchange and the NYSE....more

Federal Reserve Board Approves Extended Transition Period for Deutsche Bank AG, SVB Financial Group, and UBS Group AG to Conform...

On June 7, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board authorized an extension of up to five (5) years for Deutsche Bank AG, SVB Financial Group, and UBS Group AG to comply with certain aspects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Uber’s troubles over the past few months have been well documented (here, among many other places). Still, this weekend’s news that the ride-hailing company’s board is considering a three-month leave of absence for CEO Travis...more

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Finds That the Leveraged Lending Guidance Has Not Reduced Systemic Risk

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York issued a Staff Report this week titled "Macroprudential Policy and the Revolving Door of Risk: Lessons from Leveraged Lending Guidance,” that studied the effects of the March 2013...more

Risk Management and Governance for Large Financial Institutions

by K&L Gates LLP on

The financial crisis that led to the Great Recession of 2008–2009 compelled the banking regulators worldwide to reexamine and strengthen their approaches to supervising large, systemically important global financial...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Goldman Sachs’ recent purchase of $2.8 billion in Venezuelan bonds has been kicking around the headlines for a few days now. Here’s what’s at stake for the country and the bank....more

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