HFT Rules: Three Part HFT Harmony
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
The conflation of three scandals clearly tainted President Obama...more
On April 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”, together with the SEC, the “Commissions”) jointly issued final rules to require certain regulated...more
The CFPB has issued a proposal to temporarily delay the June 1, 2013 effective date of the Regulation Z prohibition on financing credit insurance premiums (Section 1026.36(i)). The proposal responds to concerns raised by...more
The Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Commodity and Futures Trade Commission (“CFTC”) (together, the “Commissions”) have issued final joint rules and guidelines that require certain entities regulated by the...more
Standards for banking organizations regulated by the Federal Reserve for Retail Forex are generally comparable to rules adopted by other regulators.
January, 2013, was a watershed month for mortgage standards after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released the long-awaited final rules on ability to repay, qualified mortgages, mortgage servicing, and appraisal...more
The Federal Reserve Board has approved a final rule that establishes the requirements for determining when a company is “predominantly engaged in financial activities.” The requirements will be used by the Financial Stability...more
The U.S. Federal Reserve has approved a final rule that will clarify the process that the new U.S. risk council will follow when designating nonbank financial firms. The new rule sets requirements for determining when a...more
On February 8, 2013, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD” or the “Department”) finalized its controversial discriminatory effects rule (the “final rule” or “discriminatory effects rule”), thus formalizing...more
On January 18, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule (the Appraisal Rule) implementing an amendment to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) that revises Regulation B’s provisions...more
The CFPB has published a final procedural rule that addresses what constitutes official issuance of a CFPB final rule. The procedural rule establishes that the CFPB’s final rules, including interim final rules, are deemed...more
Introduction - On July 18, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC” and, together with the SEC, the “Commissions”) jointly published several final rules...more
On August 27, 2012 the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved final rules on the timely and accurate confirmation, processing, netting, documentation, and valuation of all swaps, as well as the...more
I. Introduction -
On July 9 and 10, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission (collectively, the “Commissions”) approved joint final rules and interpretations (the “Swap...more
The CFTC voted 5-0 Monday to approve a final rule governing swap dealer and major swap participant requirements for swap trading relationship documentation, swap confirmation, reconciliation and compression of swap...more
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