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Treasury’s Third Report on Financial System Regulation Focuses on the Asset Management and Insurance Industries

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) recently released a report examining the regulatory framework for the asset management and insurance industries (Report). The Report is the third in a series of four reports that...more

Volcker Rule Reform Begins

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The Situation: The Volcker Rule's complexity has created uncertainty and compliance burdens that adversely affect market liquidity, risk hedging, and other economically important activities. The Opportunities: Bank...more

FSOC to Review Volcker Rule; Regulators Defer Enforcement for Foreign Funds

On Friday, July 28, 2017, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin will preside over an executive session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (Council) at the Treasury Department. The preliminary agenda includes a discussion about...more

CHOICE Act 2.0 Passes the House: What Is the ‘CHOICE’?

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On June 8, 2017, the House of Representatives passed an amended version of H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017, or CHOICE Act 2.0, which scales back or eliminates many of the post-crisis financial reforms that were...more

House Passes Dodd-Frank “Repeal”

In a vote along party lines, the House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017, which would eliminate or scale back many of the provisions found in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...more

Treasury Report Proposes Revamping Post-Crash Financial Regulation

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On June 12, 2017, the U.S. Treasury Department released a 150-page report (the Report) that recommends revamping many of the rules for banks and other financial services firms put in place after the 2008 financial crisis...more

Financial CHOICE Act Approved in the House

On June 8, 2017, the House passed H.R. 10, the Financial “CHOICE” Act with a vote of 233 to 186. Introduced on April 27, 2017, the Financial CHOICE Act proposes to amend the Dodd-Frank Act to repeal the Volcker Rule,...more

Alternative Facts ≠ A World Without Dodd-Frank and Basel III

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What if Dodd-Frank and Basel III were to largely go away? Eliminating Dodd-Frank has been a hobbyhorse of Representative Hensarling, the chair of the House Services Committee, for several years and has figured prominently in...more

The New Future of US Banking and Financial Services Regulation

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The presidential election has opened the possibility of significant changes to the Dodd-Frank Act regime that has been implemented over the last six years. It remains to be seen what plans the incoming administration will...more

An Open Letter to President-Elect Trump: Seven Financial Services Regulation Priorities

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Dechert partner Thomas P. Vartanian published an article entitled, "Open Letter to Trump: Weigh the Costs of Regulation," in the November 11 issue of the American Banker. While noting that it is undisputed that federally...more

"Looking Ahead: The U.S. Legal and Regulatory Environment Under a Trump Administration"

Election Day brought an end to a long period of uncertainty that caused market fluctuations and delayed business planning decisions. As we navigate the post-election landscape, many questions remain regarding the potential...more

Implications of the 2016 Election for Banks, Systemically Important Financial Institutions and Their Investors

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Campaign promises rarely turn into specific actions, but when they do, they are necessarily impacted by the dynamics of the legislative process. History suggests, however, that the policies of candidates can be a predictor of...more

House Financial Services Committee Votes To Repeal And Replace Dodd-Frank

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On September 13th, the House Financial Services Committee approved the Financial CHOICE Act of 2016 to repeal and replace key parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law by a largely partisan vote of 30 to 26. Democrats declined to...more

Dodd-Frank at 4: Where do we go from here?

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Where do we go from here? As we mark another milestone in regulatory reform with the fourth anniversary of the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, it strikes us that although most studies required to be undertaken by the Act...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 #3

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In This Issue: - US Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Guidance Regarding Calculations of Stage 1 Threshold - US Federal Agencies Issue Final Standards for Assessing Diversity Policies and Practices of...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - January 2015

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In this issue: - Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital - Bank Structural Reform - Credit Ratings - Derivatives - Enforcement - Financial Services - Recovery &...more

Financial Services Weekly News Roundup - December 2014 #4

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Regulatory Developments - SEC Proposes Changes to Exchange Act Registration Requirements to Implement JOBS Act Mandates - The SEC announced that it is proposing rule amendments under the Securities Exchange Act...more

Key issues for asset managers in 2014

by Allen & Overy LLP on

In this newsletter - U.S.: - Dodd-Frank Act – Designation of asset managers as systemically important financial institutions - Volcker Rule finalised with a more limited application to covered fund activities...more

Covered Funds Aspects of the Volcker Rule – Frequently Asked Questions

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The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") issued a final rule, and the Commodity Futures...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- December 17, 2012

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Fiscal Cliff; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - Whatever happened in the world of financial services last...more

As Volcker Rule Implementation Lumbers On – Some Practical Considerations

The “Volcker Rule,” enacted into law on July 21, 2010 as Section 619 of the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”), subject to certain exceptions, prohibits a “Banking Entity” from...more

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