On January 7, Fitch revised its criteria for rating U.S. Public Finance Short-Term Debt. On January 7, DBRS released its methodology for surveillance of North American CMBS. On January 6, Fitch released its global criteria...more
This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on the push by the Federal Reserve for the creation of a Libor alternative; additional updates on high-frequency trading lawsuits; settlements of residential mortgage backed...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
ESAs' Joint Committee Publishes Report on Risks and Vulnerabilities in the EU Financial System -
On September 22, the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published its bi-annual report on the...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
Financial Stability Board Publishes Responses to Consultation on Proposed Reforms of the Forex Market -
On August 20, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published responses to its consultation in respect of proposed...more
FHFA Seeks Input on Single Security Structure for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -
On August 12, FHFA published a Request for Input on the proposed structure for a Single Security that would be issued and guaranteed by...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
Amendments to Offshore Fund Rules to Reflect Finance Act 2014 AIFM Partnership Tax Changes -
Regulations amending the Offshore Funds Regulations 2009 (the 2009 Regulations) to reflect the Finance Act 2014 changes to...more
New York's Highest Court Will Review First Department Decision on RMBS Putback Statute of Limitations -
On June 27, the Court of Appeals for the State of New York agreed to review the First Department's December 2013...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 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
On April 28, Moody’s released a request for comment on proposed changes to its global credit card ABS rating approach. Comments must be submitted by June 9.
On April 22, Moody’s released its methodology for rating...more
UK Government Backs "Transparency & Trust" Paper Recommendations -
The UK government has published a response paper largely in agreement with the controversial "Transparency & Trust" discussion paper published by its...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
Agencies Apply Increased Leverage Ratio to Large U.S. Banks -
On April 8, the Fed, FDIC and OCC adopted the final rule to increase the leverage ratio for the largest U.S. banks. The final rule applies to U.S. bank...more
On March 25, Moody’s released its approach to rating RMBS using the MILAN framework.
On March 25, Moody’s released its approach to assessing incremental risk posed by ability to repay rules in US RMBS....more
Fed Issues a Report on Mobile Financial Services -
On March 25, the Fed issued a report on the use of mobile phones to obtain financial services. Last year, 33 percent of all mobile phone users and 51 percent of...more
On March 19, S&P released its methodology for rating CDOs of project finance debt.
On March 17, Fitch released its criteria for analyzing RMBS under the Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage rules....more
UCITS 5 Political Agreement Reached -
On February 25, the European Parliament published a press release announcing that political agreement has been reached with the Council of the EU on the proposed UCITS V Directive....more
On February 14, Fitch released its criteria for rating U.S. commercial mortgage servicers. On February 13, Fitch released its criteria for rating RMBS in Latin America. On February 11, Moody’s released its criteria for rating...more
No-Action Letter Provides Relief to M&A Brokers -
On January 31, in a significant no-action letter (Letter), the Staff of the Division of Trading and Markets provided assurances that it would not recommend enforcement...more
On January 30, Fitch released its criteria for rating structured finance servicers of various products, including RMBS, CMBS and ABS. On January 30, Fitch released its criteria for rating operational risk of U.S. servicers of...more
Protocol on the Operation of the ESMA MiFID Database -
On January 29, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its protocol on the operation of its MiFID database (ESMA/2013/68b).
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