Casino games are designed with a house advantage. Mathematically, the house advantage is a measure of how much the house expects to win, expressed as a percentage of the player’s wager. The house advantage is the difference...more
Form PF — What Purpose?
SEC registered investment advisers with at least $150 million of assets under management in private funds are required to periodically file Form PF with the SEC. The...more
CSA proposes harmonized reporting for the exempt market. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published for comment proposed amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions that would introduce a new...more
The 2008 credit crisis was the beginning of an era of unprecedented government management of the capital markets. July 21, 2015 marked the fifth anniversary of the hallmark congressional response, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street...more
Where do we go from here? As we mark another milestone in regulatory reform with the fourth anniversary of the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, it strikes us that although most studies required to be undertaken by the Act...more
US lawmakers seek push out details.
US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Elijah Cummings sent a letter to the country’s banking regulators asking for information concerning the effect of an amendment to the Dodd-Frank act...more
FRB will extend high-quality liquid asset status to some state and municipal bonds.
The FRB has proposed a rule that would recognize certain general obligation state and municipal bonds meeting the same liquidity...more
As the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) completes the derivatives regulations mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, the European Union continues to develop its own derivatives rules. Both sets of regulations seek to...more
U.S. Federal banking regulators (the “Prudential Regulators”) recently re-proposed rules providing for minimum margin requirements for uncleared swaps and security-based swaps executed by swap dealers, security-based swap...more
On September 3, 2014, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Board) jointly adopted, with certain federal banking regulators, re-proposed rules that will require registered swap dealers, security-based swap...more
Joint Release on Stress-Test Guidance -
On July 30, the FDIC, Fed and OCC released a request for comment on proposed guidance describing supervisory expectations for stress tests required by the Dodd-Frank Act to be...more
The Dodd-Frank Act provided the SEC with new authority, and directed it to use this authority to require registered investment advisers to maintain records and file reports regarding the hedge funds, private equity funds and...more
On February 15, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published the Second Consultative Document on margin requirements for non-centrally cleared...more
The September 2009 resolutions of the G20 nations at their Pittsburgh summit, as to the compulsory centralised clearing of standardised over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, paved the way for the creation of some of the biggest...more
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