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Financial Stability Board Reports on Risks Posed by Central Counterparties and the CCP Workplan

The Financial Stability Board published a progress report on its CCP workplan. The progress report provides an update on implementation of a workplan agreed on by the FSB, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the...more

UK Prudential Regulator Publishes Statement on the Leverage Ratio

The Prudential Regulation Authority published a statement inviting firms to apply for a temporary modification of the application of the Leverage Ratio, Public Disclosure and Reporting Leverage Ratio parts of the PRA Rulebook...more

A Trip Through the Labyrinth – The Regulatory Man in Full

And now to return to our commentary a few weeks back about the stultifying impact of ill-thought through rules and regulations (at best) (Brexit has intervened). This is our Regulatory State which broadly attempted to pick...more

UK Finalizes its Systemic Risk Buffer Framework

The Financial Policy Committee published the final UK framework for the Systemic Rick Buffer for ring-fenced banks and large building societies (i.e. those that will be subject to the UK ring-fencing rules from 2019 with...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2016 #3

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Vice Chairman Hoenig Objects to Proposed Revisions to the Basel III Leverage Ratio...

As part of his remarks at a global economic symposium in Paris, US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Vice Chairman Thomas Hoenig stated his objections to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s recently proposed...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2016

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

US Treasury Secretary Addresses Potential Risks from Asset Management Products and Activities at Financial Stability Oversight...

US Treasury Secretary and chairman of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, Jacob Lew, provided remarks at a meeting of the FSOC regarding the release of the FSOC’s review of the asset management industry. The statement...more

Erratum to Consultation on Basel III Leverage Ratio Framework Published

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published an erratum to its April 2016 consultation paper on proposed revisions to the Basel III leverage ratio framework. The proposals contained in the consultation paper include...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - April 2016 #2

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Federal Reserve Proposes Revisions to Form FR Y-7Q to Incorporate Capital Adequacy Standard Reporting Requirements for Foreign...

On Monday, April 4, 2016, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Federal Reserve”) proposed a revision to Form FR Y-7Q to incorporate the capital adequacy standard reporting requirements for foreign banking...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #8

OFSI publishes updated Financial Sanctions Guidance - OFSI has published an updated version of Treasury’s Financial Sanctions Guidance. It provides a guide to the approach OFSI will take when issuing licences and...more

Bridging the Week - April 2016 #2

CFTC Again Extends Deadlines for New OCR Compliance; Puts Pressure on FCM Clients Who Will Not Provide Adequate Information Regarding Trading Control - Late last week, staff of the Division of Market Oversight of the...more

Proposed Revisions to the Basel III Leverage Ratio Framework Published

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published proposals to revise the existing leverage ratio framework. The proposals include amendments to the : (i) measurement of derivative exposures by adopting a modified version...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #6

IOSCO updates information repository for OTC clearing - IOSCO has published an updated version of its information repository for central clearing requirements for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. The repository sets...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

Covered Broker-Dealer Provisions Under Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act - On February 17, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation...more

European Commission Implementing Regulation Lays Down ITS on Disclosure of Leverage Ratio for Institutions under CRR

A European Commission Implementing Regulation laying down implementing technical standards (“ITS“) on disclosure of the leverage ratio for institutions under the CRR has been published in the Official Journal of the EU on...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February 2016 #13

Treasury renews TAFA designation - Treasury has renewed two designations under the Terrorist Asset Financing etc Act (TAFA). (Source: Treasury renews TAFA designation)... DBIS updates PSC guidance - DBIS has...more

"Basel III Leverage Ratio Could Undermine Efforts to Address Systemic Risk in Derivatives Markets"

Following the 2008 financial crisis, regulators across the globe have pondered how to ameliorate systemic risk in derivatives markets. At the 2009 G-20 summit, international regulators committed to address this risk through...more

PRA publishes Leverage Ratio Buffer requirements for G-SIIs

PRA has published additional leverage ratio buffer model requirements for G-SIIs. Applications for a voluntary requirement (VREQ) will include this additional leverage ratio buffer as well as the associated reporting and...more

PRA issues UK leverage ratio framework policy

PRA has issued a policy statement on how it intends to implement a UK leverage ratio framework following the Financial Policy Committee (FPC’s) direction. PRA considers that this framework will address the risk of excessive...more

SEC to Consider Fund Derivatives Rules

The SEC announced that on December 11, 2015 that it will consider whether to propose a new rule and amendments to certain proposed forms related to the use of derivatives by registered investment companies and business...more

BCBS October 2015 Progress Report on Implementation of Basel Regulatory Framework

On October 15, 2015, BCBS issued its ninth progress report (BCBS 338) on BCBS members’ implementation of Basel II, Basel 2.5 and Basel III, as at the end of September 2015. The report focuses on the status of domestic...more

Circular 122 – China Starts to Unwind Limits on Foreign Investment in Real Estate in Response to Slowing Economy

Nine years ago, in July 2006, six different Chinese government agencies issued Opinion 171, the first of a number of circulars imposing limits on foreign investment in the property market in response to concerns about a...more

EBA to further analyse NSFR and LR

EBA announced that it intends to include additional analysis in its calibration reports on the Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) and Leverage Ratio (LR). This has been prompted by requests from the Commission for further...more

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