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Rating Agency Developments

On December 6, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled: Operational Risk Assessments for Canadian Structured Finance. Release. On December 6, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled: Master Canadian Structured Finance Surveillance...more

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CFTC Statement on Self-Certification of Bitcoin Products by CME, CFE and Cantor Exchange - On December 1, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") issued a Statement on the Self-Certification of Bitcoin...more

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On November 27, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled: Exposure Draft: Government-Related Entities Rating Criteria. Release. On November 27, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled: Emerging Market Countries’ Local and...more

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FHFA Updates Progress on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Credit Risk Transfer Programs - On November 22, 2017, the Federal Housing Finance Agency ("FHFA") issued a status report on credit risk transfer transactions done in...more

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CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight Extends Time-Limited No-Action Relief for SEFs from Certain Block Trade Requirements - On November 14, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Division ("CFTC") of Market...more

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On November 14, 2017, DBRS published its global methodology for rating finance companies. Release. On November 14, 2017, Fitch updated its U.S. RMBS seasoned, re-performing, and nonperforming loan criteria. Release....more

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SEC Announces the Formation and First Members of Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee - On November 9, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced the formation and first members of its Fixed...more

Rating Agency Developments

On November 8, 2017, Fitch updated its ratings criteria for U.S. grant anticipation revenue vehicles (GARVEE) bonds. Report. On November 8, 2017, DBRS updated its ratings methodology for Canadian Residential Mortgages,...more

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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

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On November 1, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled: Rating Canadian Trade Receivables Securitization Transactions. Report. On November 1, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled: Rating Canadian Credit Card and Personal Line...more

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OFR Issues Report Challenging Standard for Identifying Systematically Important Banks - On October 26, 2017, the Office of Financial Research ("OFR"), an arm of the Treasury Department, issued a Report of its Director that...more

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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

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CFTC Comparability Determination on EU Margin Requirements and a Common Approach on Trading Venues - On October 13, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") announced determinations by the CFTC and the...more

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On October 16, 2017, KBRA published a report entitled: Container Leasing ABS Rating Methodology. On October 16, 2017, KBRA published a report entitled: General Rating Methodology for Asset-Backed Securities. ...more

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SEC Proposes Rules to Implement FAST Act Mandate to Modernize and Simplify Disclosure - On October 11, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments "to modernize and simplify disclosure...more

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France Welcomes Foreign and Alternative Capital Providers with Latest Reform of Finance Sector - Long a cornerstone of the French banking system, the "French banking monopoly" largely prevents non-bank entities from...more

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Agencies Propose Simplifying Regulatory Capital Rules - On September 27, 2017, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced a proposed...more

Rating Agency Developments

On September 26, 2017, Moody’s issued a report entitled Proposed Update to the Banks Rating Methodology. On September 26, 2017, Moody’s issued a report entitled Banks....more

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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

Rating Agency Developments

On September 13, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled Third-Party Due Diligence Criteria for U.S. RMBS Transactions. On September 13, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Fitch Updates Future Flow Securitisation Criteria;...more

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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...more

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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

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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

Rating Agency Developments

On August 23, 2017, DBRS published a report entitled Rating Companies in the Oil and Gas and Oilfield Services Industries. Report. On August 21, 2017, Moody’s published a report entitled Government-Related Issuers. Report....more

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OCC Solicits Public Comments on Revising the Volcker Rule - On August 2, 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ("OCC") issued a public notice that it is seeking public input on revising the final regulation...more

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