On November 6, Fitch released its updated criteria for rating securitizations in emerging markets. On November 5, DBRS released its methodology for rating companies in the automotive manufacturing industry. On November 5,...more
EBA Consults on RTS on Contractual Recognition of Write-Down and Conversion Powers under BRRD -
On November 5, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published a consultation paper on draft regulatory technical standards...more
The financial situation for hospitals and health care organizations remains challenging. The accrediting agencies, Moody’s, Fitch, and S&P all have negative outlooks for the hospital industry. Hospitals are facing numerous...more
On October 22, Fitch issued new methodology for rating revolving fund and leveraged municipal loan pools....more
EBA Updates Single Rulebook Q&As -
On October 17, the European Banking Authority (EBA) updated its Q&As on the single rulebook, publishing two new answers to questions relating to supervisory reporting and credit risk....more
ESMA Final Draft RTS for Central Clearing of Interest Rate Swaps under EMIR -
On October 2, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a report containing final draft regulatory technical standards...more
On October 1, DBRS released its methodologies for rating companies in oil and gas and oilfield services. Oil and Gas....more
UK FCA Policy Statement on Sponsor Competence and Consultations on Joint Sponsors and Sponsor Conflicts -
On September 26, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published consultation paper CP14/21, incorporating its...more
On September 23, DBRS published a request for comments for rating European Covered Bonds. The report described the DBRS criteria for rating all types of European covered bonds, whether issued under country-specific covered...more
On September 19, Fitch released its criteria for analyzing large loans within single-borrower or multiborrower U.S. CMBS transactions. On September 17, DBRS released its methodology for rating U.S. structured finance...more
On September 9, Moody’s released its methodology for rating consumer loan-backed ABS.
On September 9, Fitch released its methodology for rating SHFA MBS Pass-Through bonds....more
No Intervention for Class of Homeowners in Suit Against HSBC -
On August 25, 2014, Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied a motion brought by a class of putative...more
On July 31, Moody’s released its rating methodology for global manufacturing companies. On July 25, Fitch released its global rating criteria for Corporate CDOs. On July 25, DBRS issued its methodology for rating companies in...more
Bank of England Publishes Statement on Enforcement Action Against Lloyds Bank PLC and Bank of Scotland PLC -
On July 28, the Bank of England published a statement on Financial Conduct Authority enforcement action...more
On July 24, S&P issued a request for comment on changes to methodology and assumptions for assessing Japanese RMBS.
On July 24, Fitch issued Asia-Pacific Consumer ABS ratings criteria.
On July 24, Fitch issued...more
On June 18, Fitch released its criteria for analyzing multi-borrower U.S. CMBS transactions. On June 18, Fitch released its criteria for rating securitizations in emerging markets. On June 16, Fitch released its master...more
Council of EU Agrees on General Approach on the Fourth Money Laundering Directive and Revised Wire Transfer Regulation -
On June 15, the Council of the EU published a note (dated June 13, 2014) outlining the general...more
On June 13, Moody’s announced that its private student loan default rate index will continue to decline.
On June 13, Fitch announced that it has taken various conforming rating actions on enhanced municipal bonds and...more
Bank of England Launches New Framework to Test for Cyber Vulnerabilities -
On June 10, the Bank of England launched a new framework to help identify areas where the financial sector could be vulnerable to sophisticated...more
FMLC Publishes Response on Bail-in Powers -
In response to a consultation by HM Treasury, the UK's Financial Markets Law Committee (FMLC) published a letter on June 4 relating to the bail-in powers introduced by the...more
On June 2, Fitch released its rating guidelines for rating letter of credit-supported bonds.
On May 30, Fitch released its global criteria for rating credit card ABS....more
On May 29, Fitch released its criteria for rating U.S. nonprofit institutions.
On May 28, Fitch released its criteria for rating caps and limitations on global structured finance transactions....more
CFTC Announces New Approach for Considering Requests for Relief from Registration for Delegating Commodity Pool Operators -
On May 12, CFTC Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight announced a streamlined...more
Following Dechert’s series of reports in relation to the Chilean pension funds market and its accessibility to Irish UCITS, see Dechert OnPoint - Moody’s Upgrade Points to Reopening of the Chilean Pension Market to Irish...more
European Banking Authority Publishes Opinion on European Commission's Proposed Amendments to ITS -
On April 16, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published via its website an opinion dated April 4, 2014 on...more
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