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Credit Risk Retention Financing: Threading the Needle

by Morgan Lewis on

In order to finance ABS interests retained as required by the credit risk retention rules, a securitization sponsor first must wend its way through a thicket of unclear and sometimes apparently contradictory requirements....more

Dealmaking in an uncertain economy: Currency risk: Here to stay

by White & Case LLP on

Tom Speechley, Partner at The Abraaj Group, examines how private equity GPs are managing the associated risks of currency volatility in emerging markets There is no doubt that currency volatility has been one of the major...more

Dealmaking in an uncertain economy: To hedge, or not to hedge?

by White & Case LLP on

David Fann, President and CEO, TorreyCove Capital Partners outlines some possible options for currency risk management within a private equity portfolio....more

Banks Do Not Owe a Duty of Care to Customers in Relation to Interest Rate Hedging Products Review

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The Court of Appeal has held that banks do not owe a duty of care in tort to their customers when carrying out a swaps misselling review required by the banks’ agreement with the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”). The...more

Article 30 of the EMIR Margin Rules and the Covered Bond Exemption

by White & Case LLP on

The new rules that implement the margin requirements under the risk mitigation obligations as set out in EMIR, create a specific regime for hedging arrangements that are entered into in relation to covered bonds. This article...more

Structured Thoughts: News for the financial services community, Volume 8, Issue 4

FINRA’s Proposed Amendments to the Corporate Financing Rules – Impact on Structured Notes - In April 2017, FINRA released a set of significant proposed amendments to its Rule 5110, known as the “Corporate Financing Rule.” ...more

SEC Staff Relaxes Limitations under 1940 Act to Permit Certain Global “Master-Feeder” Arrangements, Although Obstacles Remain

by Dechert LLP on

The Staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 8, 2017 issued a no-action letter (Staff Letter) in response to a request from Dechert LLP for assurance under Section 12(d)(1) of the Investment Company...more

Multijurisdictional Securitization in the Age of Risk Retention

by Morgan Lewis on

The challenges of complying with both the US rules and the EU rules. Both United States and European Union laws now require 5 percent credit risk retention for securitization transactions. While the jurisdictional scope...more

Corporate Communicator - 2017 Annual Meeting Season

by Snell & Wilmer on

Dear clients and friends, We present our traditional year-end issue of Snell & Wilmer’s Corporate Communicator to help you prepare for the upcoming annual report and proxy season. This issue highlights SEC reporting and...more

A Critical Assessment of the Reporting and Disclosure Rules Applicable to Executive Compensation

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On November 9, 2016 Andrew Liazos presented at the New York City Bar. He discussed innovative approaches used by public companies during the 2016 proxy season for disclosing executive compensation practices. Andrew addressed...more

[Webinar] Meritas Capability Webinar - Interest Rate Hedging for Commercial Real Estate Finance Transactions - November 16th,...

This webinar will cover the basics of hedging interest rate risks of commercial finance transactions. Including a brief overview of the state of the current derivatives market, an overview of the ISDA Master Agreement and...more

Who Is the Sponsor of a Securitization?

by Morgan Lewis on

In a complex securitization structure, determining the identity of the sponsor under the credit risk retention rules can be a daunting task. Introduction Under the credit risk retention rules adopted pursuant to the...more

Federal Banking Agencies Issue Recommendations as Part of Their Section 620 Report to Solidify the Safety and Soundness of the...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On September 8, 2016, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Federal Reserve”), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC,” and...more

MTC Annual Meeting Update: Market-Sourcing Regulations Presented to Executive Committee

by Reed Smith on

On July 28, the Multistate Tax Commission (“MTC”) held its Executive Committee Meeting. The Executive Committee voted to accept the Uniformity Committee’s recommendations for a taxpayer’s prospective change in its method of...more

German Federal Court of Justice defines exception to disclosure obligation relating to gross margin of a swap

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Exactly five years after its landmark decision in 2011, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) has handed down another important decision in the ongoing swap saga. Banks must normally disclose the...more

CFTC Proposes To Allow Designated Contract Markets and Swap Execution Facilities To Recognize Certain Hedging and Spread Positions...

On May 26, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) proposed amendments to its previously proposed rules related to speculative position limits on 28 core referenced futures contracts (the "2016 Amendment"). If...more

Between Bridges (May 27, 2016): CFTC Proposes to Authorize Exchanges to Grant Physical Commodity Users Non-Enumerated Hedging...

Yesterday, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposed modifications and additions to its 2013 proposed regulations and guidance related to speculative position limits in order to potentially authorize relevant...more

Law And Accounting Committee Summary Of Current FASB Developments

by Butler Snow LLP on

In March, 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-09, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718), Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Account. This update simplifies accounting for share-based...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February 2016 #18

by Dentons on

FCA planning review of retained CCA provisions - FCA is seeking input on the planning phase of the review of retained provisions of the Consumer Credit Act (CCA). FCA is required to review remaining CCA provisions and to...more

Bail out the sea of paper in your in-box – understanding Article 55 bail-in clauses

by Reed Smith on

From 1 January 2016, European Economic Area (EEA) member states are required to implement Article 55 of the European Union Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (2014/59) (BRRD)....more

Securities Law and Corporate Governance Developments: A Look Back at 2015 and a Preview of 2016

by Cozen O'Connor on

Initiatives by Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), activist shareholders, and federal and state courts from 2015 will reshape public company disclosure and policies, and offer new avenues for private...more

"SEC Moves to Complete Final Rules for Executive Compensation Disclosures"

Public companies should start preparing for the new executive compensation disclosures mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) moves to complete these rulemakings in the next year. The...more

Borrowers Not Liable For Lender's Costs Of Unwinding An Internal Hedge Upon Pre-Payment Of Loan

by Allen & Overy LLP on

A lender's internal interest rate swap was not a "funding transaction" under the terms of a loan agreement. This meant that the borrowers were not liable to pay the costs of unwinding the internal swap in the event they...more

Does the Impact of Climate Change on Financial Markets Have Anything In Common with Same-Sex Marriage?

A few months ago, I asked whether climate change nuisance and public trust litigation might have something in common with litigation challenging bans on same-sex marriage. The idea was that both types of litigation seemed...more

Federal Reserve, OCC, FCA, FHFA and FDIC Adopt Joint Final Rule on Swap Margin Requirements

On October 22, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC”), the Federal Reserve Board (the “Board”), the Farm Credit Administration (the “FCA”), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (the “FHFA”), and the Federal...more

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