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Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - April 2018 #3

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal U.S., European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

ECB Publishes Opinion on Proposed Regulation Amending EBA Regulation - The European Central Bank ("ECB") published an opinion (CON/2018/19) (dated April 11, 2018) on a proposed Regulation amending (among other things) the...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The notoriously close-to-the-vest Amazon revealed for the first time yesterday in a letter to shareholders that its popular Prime program boasts more than 100 million paid members globally....more

ECB Consults on Cyber Resilience Oversight Expectations for FMIs

The European Central Bank (“ECB“) published for consultation a draft version of the cyber resilience oversight expectations (“CROE“) for financial market infrastructures (“FMIs“) on April 10, 2018. The CROE are based on...more

The Growth of European Covenant Lite

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

In 2016, global sponsors and their advisers were successful in continuing to export their experiences from financing transactions in the US leveraged loan and global bond markets to the European leveraged loan market and this...more

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley Discusses the Role of Incentives in Ensuring a Resilient and Robust...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce regarding the role incentives play in ensuring a resilient and robust financial system. In his remarks, President Dudley noted...more

Proskauer’s Second Annual Survey on Trends in Private Credit Markets

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

We are delighted to share with you the results from our second annual Trends in Private Credit survey. This year’s survey was conducted via web from January 9th to February 9th 2018. In this report, we will share...more

Quarterly Investment Update - 1st Quarter 2018

by Perkins Coie on

Stock Market Commentary - Volatility returned to markets with a vengeance in the first quarter of 2018. After surging nearly 6% in January, the strongest start to the year since 1997, the S&P 500 plummeted by 10% from its...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The SEC has opened a probe into Guggenheim Partners’ asset-management arm over an $85-million real-estate transaction and a series of other deals involving ABS Capital—including a loan to BCBG Max Azria just months before the...more

Transitioning Away from LIBOR: What Is Coming and What Can We Do Now?

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The potential transition away from LIBOR has raised significant concerns in the financial markets, including whether LIBOR will end in 2021, what may replace it, what fallback language should be included in contracts in the...more

EU Authority Seeks to Clarify the Third-Country Endorsement Regime for Credit Ratings

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Securities and Markets Authority has opened a consultation on proposed supplementary guidance on the application of the endorsement regime under the EU Credit Rating Agencies Regulation. The CRA Regulation...more

Cryptocurrency 101

by Lathrop Gage on

If you do not currently own Bitcoin, the odds are in the last few months you have thought about the merits (or lack thereof) of owning Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, which is a digital or virtual currency (commonly...more

Regolamento Intermediari e Relazione sui Servizi

Il 15 febbraio 2018, la CONSOB ha emanato la delibera n. 20307 (“Delibera 20307”) che ha disposto l’abrogazione della precedente delibera n. 16190 del 29 ottobre 2007 così ridefinendo il nuovo regolamento in materia di...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - April 2018

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal U.S., European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Spain: The MiFID II delegated regulations on notification of qualifying holdings and authorisation requirements and their...

by Hogan Lovells on

In the mid-80s, through the adoption of Council Directive 85/611/EEC of 20 December 1985 on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A day of massive lows (opening bell) and impressive rallies (with the dow up 230 by the end of the day) marked a wild Wednesday on Wall Street....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Spotify’s unconventional (non-IPO) public listing is off and running, and though it’s early, it sure feels as if the risk was a good one, with the market valuing the company north of $30 billion....more

The New York Note - March 2018 #3

by Cozen O'Connor on

This Week in New York – Charter Revision Commission, Preliminary Budget Hearings, and Increased Funding to Address Opioid Crisis - Competing Calls to Establish a Charter Revision Commission - In his January 2018 State...more

EU Benchmark Regulation: What’s the Asia Pacific impact?

The EU Benchmark Regulation (EU BMR) will have a major bearing on market participants across Asia Pacific. What do users and providers of benchmarks need to know about EU BMR ahead of 2020?...more

SEC Subpoenas Signal Heightened Cryptocurrency Focus

by Holland & Hart LLP on

Escalating its regulatory scrutiny of initial coin offerings (“ICOs”), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has recently issued subpoenas to a reported 80 or more firms involved in the burgeoning industry...more

First Securities Lending Transaction Using Blockchain Technology Completed

It was reported this month that ING Groep NV and a major international bank recently completed the first live securities lending transaction settled using distributed ledger technology (“DLT”). The transaction involved the...more

6 Key Takeaways for Providers on BPCI-Advanced (Value-Based Medicare Payment)

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Despite some initial difficulty in gaining momentum, the use of value-based payment methodologies will likely increase across all provider niches. This change is partly a function of cost savings driven by margin compression...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The Journal’s weekend report on Facebook’s role in the unauthorized use of data from 50 million users wreaked havoc on the ‘Book’s stock yesterday, with losses spreading across the tech sector (and fellow its FANGers in...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The DOJ is expanding its Wells Fargo sales probe into the bank’s wealth management division, a troubling move for an organization still trying to right the ship in its retail-banking unit where the sham-account scandal...more

SEC Commissioners Provide Guidance On Cybersecurity Disclosures After Wave Of Record Incidents

by Orrick - Trust Anchor on

Much has been written about the SEC’s interpretive guidance on cybersecurity disclosures, issued in late February, including Commissioner Stein’s statement that it under-delivers for investors, public companies, and the...more

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