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Revised prudential framework for investment firms

by Allen & Overy LLP on

On 20 December 2017, the European Commission published proposals to revise the framework for the prudential regulation of investment firms. The proposals were anticipated and are an attempt to “ensure that investment firms...more

What Can Be Expected in Structured Finance and Securitization for 2018?

by Alston & Bird on

A continuation of the market trends from last year can be expected in 2018. Structured finance and securitization markets had a period of relative calm in 2017 as new regulations were incorporated into transactions. While no...more

Overview of the Recent EU Adoption of Common Rules and Framework for Securitization Transactions in Europe

As part of the Capital Markets Union action plan announced in September 2015, the European Parliament and the Council issued on Dec. 12, 2017, the regulation laying down a general framework for securitization and creating a...more

Increased minimum capital requirements for banks in Ghana

by Dentons on

Increased minimum capital requirements for banks in Ghana - The Bank of Ghana has responsibility for the supervision and regulation of all deposit-taking business in Ghana. This supervisory mandate is derived from the...more

UK Prudential Regulation Authority Delays Implementation of Pillar 2 Reporting Requirements

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK Prudential Regulation Authority has announced that it is postponing by six months the introduction of a new liquidity reporting template, PRA110. PRA110 is intended to capture information on cashflow mismatch risk...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

Federal Reserve Board Finalizes Revisions to Components of CCAR and DFAST

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System announced the finalization of revisions to certain aspects of its Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) and Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (DFAST) programs.. The...more

UK Prudential Regulation Authority Issues Updates to its Pillar 2A Capital Framework

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK Prudential Regulation Authority has published a policy statement setting out final amendments to its supervisory statements on "The Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP) and the Supervisory Review and...more

European Banking Authority Consults on Draft Technical Standards on Risk Retention for Securitization Transactions

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority has launched a consultation on draft Regulatory Technical Standards on risk retention requirements for originators, sponsors and original lenders under the new EU securitization framework for...more

Russian Legislation Update: September – December 2017

by White & Case LLP on

Welcome to the most recent issue of our Russian Legislation Update, covering the period of September – December 2017. In this issue: - Civil Law - Banking - Currency Control - Corporate - Mass Media / Foreign...more

NAIC Report: 2017 Fall National Meeting

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held its 2017 Fall National Meeting from December 2 through December 4 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Despite the exotic locale, the Fall National Meeting was not as well...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

The Securitisation Regulation – the final text

by Dentons on

On 26 October 2017, the European Parliament approved the Securitisation Regulation, which contains significant changes to the current securitisation regulatory framework....more

ECB Announces Support for Fintech Bank Applicants

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On 15 November 2017, the European Central Bank (ECB) published a newsletter containing an article on how the ECB is dealing with the increasing number of fintech bank applications. The ECB is the banking supervisor, alongside...more

European Banking Authority Publishes Opinion on Regulatory Perimeter Issues under the EU Capital Requirements Framework

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority has published an Opinion and a Report on financial intermediaries and regulatory perimeter issues under the Capital Requirements Regulation and the Capital Requirements Directive. The Opinion...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Breakingviews is all about new GE CEO John Flannery’s quest for the “soul” of the company, but it’s also very interested in less philosophical matters—especially on the heels of GE halving dividends....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

European Commission Inception Impact Assessment on Legislative Proposal for EU Framework on Crowdfunding - On October 30, 2017, the European Commission published an inception impact assessment for a legislative proposal...more

European Banking Authority Finalizes Guidelines on Designating EU Branches as Significant-Plus Branches

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority has published a final Report and final Guidelines on the supervision of significant branches. The Capital Requirements Directive and the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive provide the EU...more

Treasury Report on the Capital Markets: A New Day

by Dechert LLP on

Or maybe not. At the outset, let’s give credit where credit is due. It was gratifying to read a governmental missive on the capital markets that made sense, showed an actual grasp of how markets function and an awareness of...more

Securitisation Regulation and CRR Amendment – recent developments

by White & Case LLP on

In preparation of the joint debate on the Securitisation Regulation (the "Sec. Reg.") and the amendment to the Capital Requirement Regulation (the "CRR Amendment") in the plenary session of the European Parliament scheduled...more

Nutter Bank Report, September 2017

Federal Banking Agencies Propose Simplifications to Regulatory Capital Rules - The federal banking agencies have proposed amendments to their regulatory capital rules intended to simplify the capital treatment for mortgage...more

New EU Securitisation Regulations to Alter Securitisation Markets

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

New rules will modify regulatory capital requirements for securitisation positions and unify risk retention practices. By year end, the European Commission (the EC) is expected to publish two new EU regulations in the...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Federal Reserve Seeks Comments on LIBOR Alternatives - On August 24, 2017, the U.S. Federal Reserve requested public comments on a plan for the New York Federal Reserve and the Office of Financial Research to come up with...more

Federal Banking Agencies Propose Extension of Certain Capital Rule Transitions

On August 22, 2017, in preparation for a forthcoming proposal that would simplify regulatory capital requirements, federal banking regulators proposed a rule that would extend the existing transitional capital treatment for...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

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