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Half-Baked: Phillips Exeter, Sexual Assault, And A Recipe For Disaster

Considered one of the country’s most elite prep schools, Phillips Exeter Academy has recently joined the queue of prestigious private schools who have been accused of having ignored, suppressed, or minimized claims of sexual...more

The New Clery Handbook: What Your College or University Needs to Know Before Publishing Your October 2016 Annual Security Report...

On June 23, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, published the 2016 Edition of The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting, as required by the Clery Act (the “Handbook")...more

Federal Wildlife Agencies Release Draft Revisions to Habitat Conservation Planning Handbook

On June 28, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released draft revisions to their joint Habitat Conservation Planning Handbook (Handbook).  The proposed revisions are...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - June 2016 #2

FCA appoints Megan Butler as Supervision Director - FCA announced that Megan Butler has been appointed as its permanent Director of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialists. Ms Butler has previously been in...more

New Guidance From FFIEC on Mobile Financial Services

Examiners will be paying more attention to mobile financial services (MFS) using new guidance recently issued by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)....more

OCC Issues Handbook on Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Lending

Oil and gas exploration and production companies (E&P Companies) are in the news because they are restructuring or filing bankruptcy as a result of the fall in oil and gas prices. On March 16, 2016, the Office of the...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - March 2016 #17

FOS publishes latest Ombudsman News - The latest edition of Ombudsman News focuses on cases relating to cars and debt management. (Source: FOS publishes latest Ombudsman News)... FOS responds to feedback on...more

Revised Comptroller’s Handbook Installment Lending Booklet

On February 12, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued the “Installment Lending” booklet of the Comptroller’s Handbook. This revised booklet updates and replaces the “Installment Loans” booklet issued in...more

FCA makes new rules

FCA has made various changes to its Handbook following its Board meetings on 25 November and 3 December: - the Individual Accountability (Non-Solvency 2 Firms) Instrument 2015: this takes effect on various dates between...more

FCA consults on Handbook changes

FCA has issued its latest quarterly consultation on proposed miscellaneous amendments to the Handbook. Proposals include: - consequential changes to rules and guidance on controllers as a result of the UK’s transposition...more

FCA consults on EU MAR

FCA is consulting on the changes it will need to make to its Handbook to support the implementation of the new market abuse regime under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR). UK primary legislation and FCA’s rules will need...more

FCA consults on Handbook disclosure requirements

FCA is consulting on removing certain disclosure requirements from its Handbook. It thinks the requirements are not effective in terms of informing customers about a product or service. The consultation proposes amendments in...more

FCA makes new rules

From 24 September to 22 October, FCA made changes to the following Handbook instruments: - Accountability and Whistleblowing Instrument 2015 (see FReD 9 October)...more

PRA consults on FEES

PRA has launched a consultation on its proposals for redrafting the FEES module of the Handbook to turn it into Rulebook format. It proposes the following layout...more

United States Geological Survey and Other Agencies Announce Sagebrush Restoration Handbook Series

On the heels of the recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) decision not to list the greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) under the Endangered Species Act and the concurrent Bureau of Land Management (BLM)...more

What the Recent NAIC Financial Condition Examiners Handbook Changes Mean for Insurers

On September 21, 2015, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) IT Examination Working Group adopted amendments to the IT section of the Financial Condition Examiners Handbook (“the Handbook”). The changes...more

FCA publishes Handbook guide

FCA has published a reader’s guide to the new-look FCA Handbook, giving information on its structure and content....more

FCA Issues Consultation on Implementation of UCITS V and Changes to UK Investment Funds Rules

On September 3, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation paper covering changes to its handbook of rules for Undertakings for the Collective Investment of Transferable Securities (UCITS) funds and other...more

FCA consults on regulation of investment funds

FCA has published a consultation paper on the implementation of the UCITS Directive (UCITS V) and other changes to the Handbook affecting investment funds: - Part I consults on rules and guidance to transpose the most...more

FCA issues quarterly consultation

FCA has issued its quarterly consultation paper on proposed miscellaneous amendments to the Handbook. The changes cover: - extending access to the FOS and how suitability rules apply in respect of advisory or management...more

FCA launches new Handbook website

FCA has launched a new Handbook website which it says will make it easier for firms to use and navigate the Handbook. In addition, PRA has launched its own PRA Rulebook website....more

FCA and PRA announce launch date of new handbook websites

New FCA Handbook and PRA Rulebook websites are set to launch on 29 August. From this date the current web address – fshandbook.info – will no longer be in use and will instead redirect users to the new Handbook or Rulebook as...more

The Professional Corporate Board – July/August 2015

One of the challenges of becoming and operating as a professional governance board is the creation of a legacy. Defining a legacy of professional governance as a culture of professionalism that isn’t limited to the members of...more

Regulators release updated energy primer

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released an updated version of its "resource manual", Energy Primer: A Handbook of Energy Market Basics. The FERC is an independent federal agency that regulates a variety of...more

OCC Issues New Handbook on Deposit-Related Consumer Credit

In March, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued the “Deposit-Related Credit” booklet of the Comptroller’s Handbook. This booklet replaces and clarifies the “Deposit-Related Consumer Credit” booklet issued...more

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