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Rating Agency Developments

On April 25, 2018 Moody’s published a rating methodology for Generic Project Finance. Release. On April 24, 2018 S&P published a table of contents for S&P’s Global Ratings Structured Finance Criteria. Release....more

5/1/2018  /  DBRS , Fitch , Moody's , Rating Agencies , RMBS

OCC Amends Rules Governing Annual Stress Testing Under Dodd-Frank

On February 23, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC“) announced a final rule that revised the OCC’s annual stress test regulation. Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act...more

SEC Extends Compliance Deadline for Certain Aspects of Liquidity Risk Management Programs Under the Investment Company Act

On February 22, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC“) announced that it is adopting an interim final rule that provides a six-month extension for compliance with certain requirements of Rule 22e-4 regarding a...more

Rating Agency Developments

On February 28, 2018, Moody’s published a list of Outdated Credit Rating Methodologies. Release. On February 28, 2018, DBRS published an updated analysis criteria for Commercial Real Estate Property. Release....more

3/6/2018  /  DBRS , Fitch , Moody's , Rating Agencies , RMBS

CFTC Approves Amendments to Rules on Intermediary Registration and Review of Adverse Actions

On January 9, 2018, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC“) approved final rules that update Parts 3 and 9 to integrate existing advisory guidance, incorporate swap execution facilities (“SEFs“) and update...more

Rating Agency Developments

On January 5, Fitch updated its rating criteria for new-issue U.S. and Canadian multiborrower CMBS. Report. On January 9, Fitch finalized its rating criteria for U.S. Not-For-Profit Hospitals. Report....more

1/17/2018  /  Banking Sector , CMBS , Fitch , Rating Agencies

Rating Agency Developments

On December 27, 2017 DBRS published an updated rating methodology for Operational Risk Assessment for U.S. ABS Originators. On December 29, 2017 Moody’s published a performance review for Global Structured Finance...more

Rating Agency Developments

On October 25, 2017, Moody’s published an update to its rating methodology for US Stand-Alone Housing Bond Programs Secured by Credit Enhanced Mortgages. Release....more

11/1/2017  /  DBRS , KBRA , Moody's , Rating Agencies

CFPB Issues Final Rule Temporarily Raising Reporting Threshold for Home Equity Loans Under Home Mortgage Act Rules

On August 24, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB“) issued a new rule that amends the 2015 updates to the Home Mortgage Act (“HMDA“) rules. Under the HMDA rules that are scheduled to take effect in...more

9/14/2017  /  CFPB , HMDA , Home Equity , Mortgages

Rating Agency Developments

On August 31, 2017, S&P published its methodology for rating U.S. Credit Card Securitizations. On August 31, 2017, S&P published a Table of Contents to its Structured Finance Criteria. ...more

9/13/2017  /  DBRS , Fitch , Moody's , Rating Agencies , S&P

SEC to Allow Issuers to File Draft Initial Registration Statements on a Nonpublic Basis

On June 29, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC“) announced that it would begin to allow issuers to file draft initial registration statements under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act“) on a...more

Federal Reserve and FDIC Post Resolution Plans for Eight Major Financial Firms

On July 5, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board (the “Board“) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC“) posted the public portions of the annual resolution plans, commonly known as living wills, for eight of the...more

Rating Agency Developments

On July 7, 2017, Kroll published its Research Recap for Q2 2017. Here are several articles of interest: ABS: KBRA Comments on Alitalia Extraordinary Administration Request - AVIATION: 2017 Update Aircraft leasing...more

Rating Agency Developments

On May 10, 2017, DBRS published its general corporate rating methodology. On May 10, 2017, DBRS published its methodology for rating companies in the capital goods dealership industry....more

Nationstar Mortgage to Pay $1.75 Million Penalty for HMDA Violations

On March 15, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB“) ordered Nationstar Mortgage LLC (“Nationstar“) to pay a $1.75 million civil penalty for violating the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (“HMDA“) by consistently...more

Rating Agency Developments

On March 16, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled General Corporate Methodology. Report. On March 16, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled North American Single-Asset/Single-Borrower Methodology. Report. On March 16,...more

3/22/2017  /  CMBS , DBRS , Fitch , Moody's , Rating Agencies

OCC Provides Additional Details to Evaluate Charter Applications From fintech Companies

On March 15, 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC“) issued a “Draft Licensing Manual Supplement for Evaluating Charter Applications from Financial Technology Companies,” which provides additional details...more

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