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Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Quarles Speaks on Improving Effectiveness of Post-Crisis Regulation

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Vice Chairman of the US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Randal Quarles, delivered remarks at the American Bar Association Banking Law Committee’s annual meeting. In his remarks, Mr. Quarles discussed his...more

UK Prudential Regulation Authority Proposes MREL Reporting Requirements

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Prudential Regulation Authority has published proposals which would require firms to report on their progress in meeting their minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL) requirement. MREL is a...more

New EU Securitization Framework Published

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Two new EU Regulations introducing the new EU securitization framework for simple, transparent and standardized securitizations have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union - the STS Regulation and a...more

European Banking Authority Publishes Full Impact Assessment of Basel III Reforms on EU Banks

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Following the summary it published on December 7, 2017, the European Banking Authority has issued its full cumulative impact assessment of the impact of the finalized "Basel III" prudential framework on EU banks....more

Basel Committee Consults on Revised Principles for Supervisory and Bank Stress Testing

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Standards has published proposals on a revised version of the stress testing principles it first published in 2009. The revisions to the principles are the outcome of a review of its current...more

Proposed Changes to HVCRE in 2018

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

International banking regulators responded to the 2008 financial crisis by increasing capitalization requirements with the Basel III Capital Accords. Increased capitalization requirements affect any loan secured by High...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - January 2018

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

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

U.S. Banking Agencies Support Conclusion of Reforms to International Capital Standards

On December 7, 2017, the United States banking agencies announced their support for the conclusion of efforts to reform the international bank capital standards initiated in response to the global financial crisis. The Group...more

U.S. Banking Agencies Support Conclusion of Reforms to International Capital Standards

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced their joint support for the finalization by the Basel Committee of the “Basel III” agreement on...more

Financial Services Weekly News - December 2017 #2

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - Attack of the State AGs. On December 12, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and 16 other state attorneys general (State AGs) sent a letter to President Trump arguing that past statements by Mick...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - December 2017 #2

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

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

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

Proposed Regulatory Updates Will Require Increased Analysis of New Loans to Determine if Different Risk Weight Exposures Apply

by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC on

On September 27, 2017, the principal federal banking agencies, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, released a Notice of...more

Welcome to Stockholm! We Are Learning To Love Our Regulatory State

by Dechert LLP on

As an industry, we remain in high dudgeon over the inanity of much of Dodd-Frank, the ideological and often unhinged regulatory instincts of our various governments and the vast amount of effort, time and money it takes to...more

Basel III Treatment of DTAs and MSAs

by Bryan Cave on

We have heard, read and seen (and internally had) some confusion regarding the joint proposed rulemaking regarding the potential simplification of the capital rules as they relate to Mortgage Servicing Assets (MSAs) and...more

Russian Legislation Update: June – August 2017

by White & Case LLP on

Corporate - On 29 July 2017 the President signed Federal Law No. 233-FZ amending the JSC Law and LLC Law. The amendments to the JSC Law relate to the scope of documents and information that shareholders can request from...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Agencies to Propose Amending CRA Regulations to Conform to HMDA Regulation Changes, and Remove References to the Neighborhood Stabilization Program - On September 13, 2017, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve...more

Basel III Monitoring Exercise Report Published

The European Banking Authority (“EBA“) published a report on September 12, 2017, which outlined the results of a monitoring exercise on Basel III and the impact of the CRD IV Directive and Capital Requirements...more

The Financial Report, Vol. 6, No. 17

by DLA Piper on

The juxtaposition of items in the financial news is always fascinating. Earlier this week, an article appearing in the Wall Street Journal stated that state legislatures are moving to bolster investor protections due to...more

Africa Focus: Anticipated trends in project finance - The implications after South Africa's debt rating downgrade

by White & Case LLP on

While credit ratings are designed to assess the creditworthiness of country or corporation to inform the decisions of investors in these entities, the considerations of credit rating agencies may not always be fully aligned...more

HVCRE: The Continuing Saga of Lenders

by Bryan Cave on

Bryan Cave attorney Jerry Blanchard joins hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler in the studio today to discuss High Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE) loans....more

It’s Not Much, but It’s a Start: The Regulators Freeze Certain Capital Requirements

by Vedder Price on

On August 22, 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC”), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “FRB”) (the OCC, FDIC and FRB...more

Financial Services Weekly News - August 2017 #4

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - DOJ Emphatically Ends Operation Chokepoint. After four years, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the formal end of its controversial Operation Chokepoint initiative. Launched in 2013, Operation...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Four criminal securities cases moved to or toward resolution over the past week. The jury in the Martin Shkreli trial returned a verdict of guilty on three counts and not guilty on five others at the end of last week....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

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