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Basel Committee Commodities Futures Trading Commission

The Financial Report, Vol. 6, No. 18

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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

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

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2016

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this 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 managers and...more

Derivatives: ISDA Announces 2016 New York Law Variation Margin Credit Support Annex

by Liskow & Lewis on

On April 14, 2016, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) announced the 2016 ISDA Credit Support Annex for Variation Margin for use with New York law transactions (the 2016 CSA). ISDA is in...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

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

ESMA Consults on Guidelines on Disclosure of Information on Commodity Derivatives Markets or Related Spot Markets under MAR - On March 30, the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") opened a public...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

The Federal Housing Finance Agency Releases Final Rule on Federal Home Loan Bank Membership - On January 12, 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency ("FHFA") issued a final rule establishing new requirements for...more

Bridging the Week - January 2016 #3

Non-US Broker Fined by CFTC for Soliciting Futures Orders and Handling Funds for Two US Customers Without Registration or an Exemption: Otkritie Capital International, Ltd., a UK-based broker, agreed to settle charges with...more

The Financial Report - Volume 5, No. 1 January 2016 (Global)

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Discussion and Analysis Richard Ketchum, Chairman and CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, announced in FINRA’s 11th annual Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter, published earlier this week, that...more

Prudential Regulators Release Final Margin Rules for Swaps

On October 22, 2015, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation held an open meeting at which it voted to adopt: (i) final rules governing margin and capital requirements for uncleared swaps and (ii) an interim final rule to...more

The Financial Report - Volume 4, No. 14 • July 2015 (Global)

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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

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - June 2015 #4

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In This Issue: - Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Approves Final Rule Amending Regulation D - US Federal Banking Agencies Finalize Revisions to the Capital Rules Applicable to Advanced...more

The Financial Report - Volume 4, No. 11 • June 2015 (Global)

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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

The Financial Report - Volume 4, No. 9 • May 2015 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - Securities and investment advisory services offered through . . . That phrase is ubiquitous among small and “independent” financial services firms, regularly appearing in 6-point or...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - April 2015 #4

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this issue: - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Seeks Comment on Potential New Deposit Account Records Requirements for Banks with a Large Number of Deposit Accounts - Basel Committee Removes Selected...more

"Assessing the Impact of Post-Financial Crisis Regulation"

The financial crisis of 2008 demonstrated that the then-existing financial regulatory system was in need of substantial repair. By any measure, the financial regulatory reform that has followed has been extensive. In areas...more

A Practical Guide for the Buy-Side to the U.S. Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps - What the Buy-Side Needs to Know about the OTC...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

This guide is designed to provide in a concise format the principal information that the buy-side needs to know about the U.S. margin rules. The format of the guide is question-and-answer, with most answers followed by the...more

The Financial Report - Volume 4, No. 6 • March 2015 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

OSC Investor Advisory Panel annual report. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Investor Advisory Panel submitted its 2013-14 annual report. The report summarizes the Panel’s current activities and priorities as well...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - January 2015 #3

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this issue: - US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Releases Community Reinvestment Act Evaluations - Amendment to Regulation on Supervisory Reporting of Institutions on Asset Encumbrance, Single Data...more

UPDATE: Swap Dealers Will Face Significant Challenges from Reproposed Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Note: This version includes an additional section on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, which amends certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act to exempt certain counterparties from the initial...more

Swap Dealers Will Face Significant Challenges from Reproposed Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Dealers and major industry participants may be subject to new margin requirements beginning as early as December 1, 2015. Regulators are expected to finalize rules regarding margin requirements for uncleared swaps...more

Bridging the Week - December 2014 #3

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

US Judge Says Sentinel 2007 Transfers to BNY Mellon Cannot Be Reversed as Made in Good Faith - The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (formerly Bank of New York) was absolved of having engaged in “egregious...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - December 2014 #2

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this issue: - Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital - Bank Structure - Derivatives - Financial Market Infrastructure - Financial Services - People - Events...more

Orrick's Derivatives in Review - October 2014

Prudential Regulators and CFTC Re-Propose Rules for Uncleared Swap Margin - Both the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the prudential regulators re-proposed their April 2011 proposed rules imposing initial and...more

The Financial Report - Volume 3, No. 20 • October 16, 2014 (Global)

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Compliance template for Exchange Act Rule 17a-5(f)(2). The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has made available a new template and guidance for members electronically filing the statement required by Securities...more

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