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Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - FHFA Announces $5.5 Billion Settlement With Royal Bank of Scotland - On July 12, 2017, the Federal Housing Finance Agency ("FHFA"), as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,...more

Rating Agency Developments

n July 10, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled Rating Canadian Split Share Companies and Trusts. On July 7, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled Derivatives Criteria for Canadian Structured Finance. ...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

Rating Agency Developments

On July 7, 2017, Kroll published its Research Recap for Q2 2017. Here are several articles of interest: ABS: KBRA Comments on Alitalia Extraordinary Administration Request - AVIATION: 2017 Update Aircraft leasing...more

Rating Agency Developments

On June 21, 2017, Moody’s published its ratings methodology assessing rated issuers in the pharmaceutical industry. On June 21, 2017, Moody’s published its ratings methodology assessing rated issuers in the automobile...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - Treasury Department Report: Decreasing Regulatory Burdens, Increasing Regulatory Accountability and Fostering Economic Growth - On June 12, 2017, the U.S. Treasury Department released...more

Rating Agency Developments

On June 14, 2017, Moody’s released a report entitled Global Passenger Railway Companies. On June 14, 2017, Moody’s released a report entitled Global Manufacturing Companies. On June 14, 2017, Moody’s released a report...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - Federal Reserve Board Approves Extended Transition Period for Deutsche Bank AG, SVB Financial Group, and UBS Group AG to Conform Investments in Certain "Illiquid Funds" to Requirements of...more

Rating Agency Developments

On June 7, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Fitch Publishes Updated U.S. Timeshare Loan ABS Rating Criteria. Press Release. On June 6, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Fitch Updates Structured Finance CDOs...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - Fee Rate Advisory #3 for Fiscal Year 2017 - On May 31, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") announced that starting July 4, 2017, the fee rates applicable to most...more

Rating Agency Developments

On June 1, 2017, Kroll Bond Rating Agency released a report entitled KBRA’s Views on the State of the Solar Market. On May 31, 2017, Kroll Bond Rating Agency released a report entitled Oil Price Increases Won’t Plug CMBS...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - CFTC Launches LabCFTC as Major Fintech Initiative - On May 17, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") approved the creation of LabCFTC, which it describes as "a new...more

Rating Agency Developments

On May 17, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Switzerland Residential Mortgage Rating Criteria Addendum. On May 17, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Germany Residential Mortgage Rating Criteria Addendum. On...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - CFTC Proposes to Amend Rules Governing Chief Compliance Officer Duties and Annual Reports for Certain Registrants - On May 3, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission...more

Rating Agency Developments

On May 3, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled Rating Canadian Public Hospitals. Report. On May 3, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria. Report. On May 3, 2017, Moody’s...more

CHECKMATE: South Africa's credit rating downgraded to "junk status"- what this means for South Africa

by Hogan Lovells on

In a catastrophic moment for South Africa, credit rating agency Standard and Poor (S&P) downgraded South Africa's credit rating to "junk status". S&P cut South Africa's credit rating by one notch to BB+, which is S&P's...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - CFPB Finalizes Effective Date Extension for Prepaid Accounts Rule - On April 20, 2017, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) issued a final rule to delay the...more

Rating Agency Developments

On April 26, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled U.S. Public Finance College and University Rating Criteria. Report. On April 26, 2017, Fitch published an update to its methodology for rating insurance companies....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Rating Agency Developments - On April 19, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Airport Operating Lease ABS Rating Criteria. On April 14, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled North America and Asia-Pacific...more

Rating Agency Developments

On April 19, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Airport Operating Lease ABS Rating Criteria. Release. On April 14, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled North America and Asia-Pacific Multiborrower CMBS Surveillance...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - SEC Publishes Compliance and Disclosure Guidance for Regulation Crowdfunding - On April 5, 2017, the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission...more

Rating Agency Developments

On April 6, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Fitch: Early Signs are Positive for Risk Retention in U.S. CMBS. Release....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - SEC Adopts Jobs Act Amendments - On April 5, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced that it has adopted amendments to increase the amount of money companies can...more

Rating Agency Developments

On April 4, 2017, DBRS updated its methodology for rating U.S. residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). Report. On April 4, 2017, DBRS published its methodology for rating U.S. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - CFPB Proposes to Provide Flexibility in Collecting Information - On March 24, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") released a proposal to amend Equal Credit...more

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