Financial Actvities

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FINRA Identifies 2014 Examination Priorities

In a letter to all FINRA member firms (the “FINRA Priorities Letter”), FINRA set forth its regulatory and examination priorities for 2014, highlighting significant risks and issues that could adversely affect investors and...more

How To Recognize Financial Abuse

Financial abuse (or economic abuse) is not something that you hear about very often, though much attention is paid to other forms of domestic abuse....more

Bitcoin Receives Cease and Desist Order Evidencing Increased Regulatory Scrutiny of Virtual Currency

On May 30, 2013, the California Department of Financial Institutions (“CADFI”) issued a cease and desist letter to Bitcoin Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established to standardize, protect, and promote the use and...more

Financial Services Bulletin: Action At The CFTC, SEC, And Fed

On Thursday, March 28, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "CFTC") approved a final order that exempts certain non-financial energy derivative transactions between and amongst government-owned electric...more

Federal Reserve Board Approves Final Rule Related To Systemically Important Financial Institutions

On April 3, the Federal Reserve Board approved a final rule that establishes the requirements for determining when a company is “predominantly engaged in financial activities.” ...more

Fed Final Rule on Financial Supervision

On April 3, the Fed approved a final rule establishing the requirements to determine when a nonbank financial company is ‘predominantly engaged in financial activities‘ in order for the Financial Stability Oversight Council...more

Federal Reserve Board Approves Final "Predominately Engaged in Financial Activities" Rule

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has approved a final rule setting forth requirements for determining when a company is “predominately engaged in financial activities.”...more

Fed Approves Rule Defining When A Company Is “Predominantly Engaged In Financial Activities”

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

Federal Reserve Board Approves Final Rules Defining When Significant Nonbank Firms are “Predominantly Engaged in Financial...

On April 3, the Federal Reserve Board (“Board”) published a final rule (“Rule”) specifying when a financial company that may be made subject to systemic regulation under Title I of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Accountability...more

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