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US Federal Reserve Board Will Not Object to Resubmitted Capital Plan from Morgan Stanley

The US Federal Reserve Board announced that it will not object to a resubmitted capital plan from Morgan Stanley given the progress made by the firm in addressing deficiencies identified by the Federal Reserve Board in last...more

US Federal Banking Agencies Seek Comment on FFIEC 101

The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board and the FDIC issued a proposal to remove two items from Schedule B of form FFIEC 101, the report entitled Risk-Based Capital Reporting for...more

Ann Misback Appointed New Secretary of the US Federal Reserve Board

The US Federal Reserve Board announced the appointment of Ann Misback as its Secretary, effective April 2, 2017...more

Financial Services Weekly News - March 2017 #4

Editor's Note - The Battle Over the Proposed OCC FinTech Charter Continues. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has released a draft supplement to its Licensing Manual explaining the process for FinTech...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

Following up on news last week that Bill Ackman was finally done with his grand Valeant experiment, the Times gives us a deeper look at what was really going on with the activist investor’s bet and ultimate $4 billion loss....more

Janet Yellen And The Fed Make It Happen – Interest Rate Hike – US Stock Markets Like It

As expected and reported on the blog last week, Fed Chair Janet Yellen and her team raised the Fed’s key interest rate by 0.25 percentage point today. While it’s the third time that the Fed has increased rates since the...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

SEC Approves Rules to Ease Investor Access to Exhibits in Company Filings - On March 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to adopt rule and form amendments that will require issuers to include a...more

Agencies Release Swap Margin Guidance

On February 23, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board (Board) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued guidance regarding how supervisors should examine for compliance with the swap margin rule. The swap...more

US House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling Sends Letter to Janet Yellen Regarding New Rulemakings

US House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling and the other 33 Republican members of the Committee sent a letter to US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Chair Janet Yellen...more

Distributed ledgers in business – will they work?

Distributed ledger technology (DLT) is starting to play a larger role in business operations around the world. IBM has partnered with both Walmart and Maersk to use DLT to track shipments of goods. In fact, IBM has nearly 400...more

Here We Go – Fed Likely to Raise the Discount Rate at Month End

In remarks to The Executives Club in Chicago this morning, Fed Chair Janet Yellen signaled the next interest rate increase. “At our meeting [of the Open Market Committee] later this month, the committee will evaluate whether...more

Faster Pace of Interest Rate Hikes

As we indicated on February 16, 2017 the Federal Reserve is looking at interest rate hikes for 2017. At a speech in Chicago today Chairwoman Janet Yellen said it is likely the Federal Reserve will increase the federal funds...more

US and EU Regulators Provide Relief for Compliance with Variation Margin Requirements

The CFTC, the Federal Reserve Board and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency have taken action to extend the period during which Swap Dealers can comply with the requirement to post and collect variation margin under...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

It’s been far from a smooth ride for Uber over the past few weeks. And Friday’s revelation that the ride-sharing company’s been using a tool called “Greyball” to mine and use app data to “deceive the authorities in markets...more

Financial Services Weekly News - March 2017

Editor's Note - In This Issue. The New York Department of Financial Services issued its highly anticipated cybersecurity regulation in its final form, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued updated guidance...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - March 2017

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and...more

Daniel K. Tarullo Submits Resignation as Member of the US Federal Reserve Board

Daniel K. Tarullo submitted his resignation as a member of the US Federal Reserve Board...more

The Federal Reserve and OCC Guidance Regarding Initial Examinations for Compliance with Variation Margin Rules for Non-Cleared...

Last week the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Federal Reserve”) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC” and, collectively with the Federal Reserve, the “Banking Agencies”) released...more

US Federal Reserve Board Announces Retirement of General Counsel Scott G. Alvarez

The US Federal Reserve Board announced that Scott G. Alvarez, general counsel, will retire later in 2017...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

SoftBank’s been burning up the deal scene in recent months (Fortress, anyone?), and it keeps right on rolling by helping orchestrate the merger of satellite operator and investee OneWeb with Intelsat in a bid to increase...more

TIC Form SHC Deadline Approaching to Report U.S. Ownership of Foreign Securities

The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released a revised Form SHC (with corresponding instructions), which is part of the Treasury International Capital (TIC) data reporting system. Form SHC is the mandatory five-year...more

New Regulatory Developments in Blockchain Finance

Blockchain technology combines several features of existing financial infrastructure. It is partly a mass repository of historical transactions, partly a decentralized clearinghouse, and partly a digital currency. It is also...more

Update: Prudential Regulators Delay Compliance Deadline for New Swap Margin Rules

If you have been following our alerts on the pending deadlines (and the delays of these deadlines by certain regulators) of the new swap variation margin rules (New Swap Margin Rules) that were due to go into effect on March...more

Form SHC Deadline Approaching for Investment Advisers and Other Reporters

Investment advisers should take note that they may be required to file Treasury International Capital Benchmark (TIC) Form SHC by Friday, March 3, 2017.1 The following summarizes the requirements of TIC Form SHC....more

European Regulators to Take Risk-Based Approach to Variation Margin Compliance

On February 23, 2017, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) announced that neither the ESAs nor competent authorities (CAs) would provide over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives dealers subject to European Market...more

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