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Basel III Finally Finalized

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has published the last part of the Basel III reforms. The revisions are to the standardized approach and the Internal Ratings-Based approach for credit risk, the Credit Valuation...more

2017 Global Systemically Important Banks List Published

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Stability Board has published the 2017 list of Global Systemically Important Banks. The list was compiled using end-2016 data and the 2013 assessment methodology designed by the Basel Committee on Banking...more

European Banking Authority Consults on Prudential Consolidation Methods

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority has launched a consultation on the draft Regulatory Technical Standards on the methods of prudential consolidation under the Capital Requirements Regulation. The CRR provides that banks,...more

HVCRE Reform is HOT HOT HOT: Pittenger Bill Progresses to Senate

by Dechert LLP on

Add HVCRE reform to the list of things that have bi-partisan support (currently on the list: flag pins and banning the use of Twitter in the White House). On Tuesday, the House passed (with bi-partisan support…which should...more

The Financial Report, Vol. 6, No. 20

by DLA Piper on

Last week the SEC announced that Brett Redfearn has been named Director of the Division of Trading and Markets. The Division oversees all aspects of the securities markets, including the various marketplaces such as the New...more

Basel Committee on Banking Standards Allows Flexibility on NSFR Treatment of Derivative Liabilities

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has announced that it has agreed to allow jurisdictions discretion to lower the Net Stable Funding Ratio's treatment for derivatives liabilities. The discretion will allow...more

The Financial Report, Vol. 6, No. 18

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - The SEC’s recent disclosure that its Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) system was hacked in 2016 has been receiving a lot of attention in the press. After several years of...more

Financial Regulatory Observer - September 2017: Calculation of risk-weighted credit exposures

by White & Case LLP on

Regulators are trying to bring consistency in calculating risk-weighted assets, casting further doubt on the use of internal models by financial institutions. The Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) requires credit...more

Blockchain Week in Review – September 2017 #7

by Perkins Coie on

Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of...more

Legal and regulatory issues adversely affecting banks in Trade and Supply Chain Finance

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Following a meeting of the Basel committee in March this year, the Chairman Stefan Ingves, announced that the committee has made further progress towards the finalization of the Basel III accord are stricter capital rules and...more

The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 8

by DLA Piper on

International Monetary Fund reviews top threats to markets and banks. The Wall Street Journal reported on the IMF’s warning that high corporate leverage could threaten financial stability as the Federal Reserve raises...more

Revised Assessment Framework for G-SIBs Proposed

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has launched a consultation proposing a revised assessment framework for global systemically important banks. The framework, first published in July 2013, identifies G-SIBs by...more

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Finalizes Phase 2 of Revisions to the Pillar 3 Disclosure Framework

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has published a consolidated and enhanced Pillar 3 disclosure framework standard. The Basel Committee announced in June 2014 that it was undertaking a review of Pillar 3. In January...more

Anti-money laundering bulletin - Spring 2017

by DLA Piper on

DLA Piper’s Financial Services Regulatory team welcomes you to the Spring 2017 edition of our Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Bulletin. In this issue, we provide updates on AML developments and enforcement actions in the UK and...more

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Publishes Interim Approach to Regulatory Treatment of Accounting Provisions 

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has published details of interim regulatory treatment of accounting provisions and standards for transitional arrangements under Basel III capital framework....more

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Consults on Guidelines for the Identification and Management of Step-in Risk

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has published draft Guidelines on the identification and management of step-in risk. The draft Guidelines follow a previous Basel Committee consultation that was launched in December...more

TRIM – Is the ECB prematurely implementing Basel IV reforms?

by White & Case LLP on

The Basel Committee has not yet found consensus in favour of the so-called Basel IV proposals1. One of such proposals' key pieces, a review of the conditions in which banks will be allowed to use internal models to determine...more

UK Regulator Publishes Proposals on Pillar 2A Capital Framework

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Prudential Regulation Authority launched a consultation on proposed changes to the Pillar 2A capital framework. The Pillar 2A framework is effectively a layer of regulatory capital beyond standard requirements based on...more

The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 3

by DLA Piper on

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is poised to rule on, with respect to President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on immigration, the question of how much power a president has to issue executive...more

Documentation for the New Swap Margin Rules and Thoughts for the Buy Side and End Users

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Because of the implementation of new regulatory requirements relating to both variation and initial margin for swaps, swap documentation for many market participants is about to become much more complicated....more

Delay to Finalizing Basel III

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision announced that it had, along with the Group of Central Bank Governors and Heads of Supervision, made progress towards completing the Basel Committee’s post-crisis regulatory reforms,...more

Financial Stability Board Publishes 2017 Plan to Address Decline in Correspondent Banking

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Stability Board published an updated progress report outlining its action plan to assess and address the decline in correspondent banking. Correspondent banking relationships enable banks to access financial...more

Final Draft EU Standards on the Assessment Methodology for the Use of Internal Models Published

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority published a Report and the final draft Regulatory Technical Standards under the Capital Requirements Regulation on the assessment methodology national regulators should use when a firm applies...more

The Deadline for Compliance With the U.S. Variation Margin Rules Is Approaching! Are You Ready?

The requirement that non-cleared swaps be fully margined, which is one of the last pillars of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), will take effect for “financial end-users”...more

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Consults on Revisions to Correspondent Banking Guidance for Money Laundering and Financing...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision launched a consultation on proposed revisions to the correspondent banking and account opening annexes of its Committee Guidelines on sound management of risks related to money...more

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