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US Treasury Counselor to the Secretary Craig Phillips Discusses Regulatory Reform

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

U.S. Treasury Counselor to the Secretary, Craig Phillips, spoke at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s 33rd annual general meeting regarding regulatory policies of relevance to ISDA members. Mr. Phillips...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Some analysis of last week’s jobs report, including thoughts on why a sub-4% unemployment rate poses a problem for a Fed still set on a slow and steady rate hike plan....more

European Money Markets Institute Consults on Hybrid Methodology for Euribor

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Money Markets Institute has published a consultation paper seeking views from stakeholders on a hybrid determination methodology for the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (Euribor). EMMI is the administrator for...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2018: LIBOR – Where Are We Now?

by Dechert LLP on

Discussion of LIBOR was catapulted back into the spotlight last summer when Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), gave a speech1 on the reference rate’s future. The key take-away was...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A look at the some of the losers—cities, mostly—in Amazon’s recent move to start collecting sales taxes in more states. The problem? While Amazon now collects sales taxes in every state that has one, it’s collection deals...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

SEC Statement on Potentially Unlawful Online Platforms for Trading Digital Assets - On March 7, 2018, the Divisions of Enforcement and Trading and Markets of the Securities and Exchange Commission released a "Statement on...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update (23 Feb - 1 March 2018)

by Allen & Overy LLP on

BREXIT - UK Government response to HoC Treasury Committee report on transitional arrangements - On 27 February, the HoC Treasury Committee published the UK government's response to the Committee's report on transitional...more

CFTC Updates on Virtual Currency Regulation, Alternatives to Libor and Fallout From Brexit

In 2017, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo made clear he will strive to improve, not abolish, many reforms the CFTC adopted to implement the Dodd-Frank Act’s mandate for new...more

LIBOR Categorized as a Critical Benchmark under EU Legislation

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

A Commission Implementing Regulation amending the list of critical benchmarks used in financial markets under the Benchmark Regulation has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The amending Regulation...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

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

US regulators have given passing grades to the living wills for all 8 major US banks, a reversal from the April 2016 determination that 5 of the 8 had deficiencies in their bailout-prevention plans....more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Generic drugmaking giant Teva Pharmaceuticals will cut 25% of its workforce (around 14,000 jobs) and shutter manufacturing and R&D facilities in an effort to “simplify its structure and reduce its debt”....more

Negative Interest Rates: Autorité des Marchés Financiers Takes Position on Information to be Included in Bond Prospectuses,...

by Jones Day on

During the last decade, negative interest rates have raised concerns in the European debt capital markets landscape. Prospectuses often allow the issuance of debt securities for which the interest rate is linked to indexes...more

Cross-Border Investigations Update - November 2017

This issue of Skadden’s semiannual Cross-Border Investigations Update takes a close look at recent cases, regulatory activity and other key developments, including new U.K. reporting obligations for sanctions violations,...more

Structured Thoughts: News for the financial services community, Volume 8, Issue 7

LIBOR: The End Game - Since the announcement on July 27, 2017 by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (the FCA) that the LIBOR rate would be phased out after 2021, much has been written about the complications of switching...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

LIBOR Replacement Plans Bring Regulatory Considerations for Derivatives

Plans to end the long reign of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as one of the world's most often-used interest rate benchmarks have recently been confirmed by several top financial regulators. On July 27, 2017,...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

With all of Europe closely eyeing the ECB for hints about its move away from aggressive bond buying, some cities that have benefited disproportionately from the QE are being forced to consider what life on the other side will...more

Benchmarks Update

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

FCA Consultation Paper sets out proposed approach to compelling LIBOR contributions. The FCA has published a Consultation Paper (CP17/5), setting out its proposed approach to the use of its compulsion powers under the EU...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 7.26.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Private equity bigwig Lynn Tilton has reportedly hired appellate superstar Paul Clement (after Gibson Dunn got the boot) to represent her in her “bid to revive her challenge to the [SEC’s] in-house court at the Second...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 7.11.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A putative class action filed last week is accusing 25 prominent banks—including Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Barclays—of “conspiring to rig the market for securities” sold by the US Treasury in their roles as primary...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 7.5.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Even with US markets shrugging off the Brexit [maybe?] by the end of last week, the effects of the split are FAR from over. One recent ripple: Standard Life Investments UK Real Estate mutual fund—which invests in high-end...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 6.29.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Big financial firm stress test results are out from the Fed later today, and though all banks proved up to the task of reserving enough capital (as reported last Friday), the economic downturn simulation that’s part of round...more

Setting the New Benchmark: EU Regulation on Financial Benchmarks

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Background - The integrity of benchmarks used in financial transactions has been the subject of increasing focus from regulators since the investigations into manipulation of the setting of LIBOR, EURIBOR and other...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 6.8.16

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Despite Tribune Publishing’s (wait, wait, is that tronc now?) best efforts to play defense, Gannett is not backing down from its unsolicited offer to acquire the publisher...more

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