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On February 14, Fitch updated its criteria for rating state housing finance agency general obligations. Release. On February 12, Fitch updated its criteria for rating investment holding companies. Release....more

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CFTC Files Eight Anti-Spoofing Enforcement Actions against Three Banks (Deutsche Bank, HSBC & UBS) & Six Individuals - On January 29, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC"), along with the Department of...more

Rating Agency Developments

On January 25, 2018, Moody’s Analytics Research reported that despite tax law changes, high-yield bond issuance is thriving. Release. On January 27, 2018, Moody’s updated its homebuilding and property development industry...more

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Chairman Giancarlo Statement on Virtual Currencies - On January 4, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman, J. Christopher Giancarlo, issued a statement on virtual currencies. "The CFTC's Market Risk...more

Rating Agency Developments

On December 27, 2017 DBRS published an updated rating methodology for Operational Risk Assessment for U.S. ABS Originators. On December 29, 2017 Moody’s published a performance review for Global Structured Finance...more

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FRB Requests Public Comment on Proposal to Amend Regulation A - On December 4, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board ("FRB") requested public comment on a proposal to amend Regulation A to make certain technical adjustments,...more

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

Rating Agency Developments

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

Climate risk? Credit risk! Moody’s Warns State and Local Governments

Earlier this week, Moody’s Investors Service announced issuance of a report (payment required) warning that: “the effects of climate change, including climbing global temperatures, and rising sea levels, are forecast to...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

Rating Agency Developments

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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The moral of this story is as follows: if Maysayoshi Son says the merger’s off, it’s probably off (regardless of what the rest of the board says). We discussed the will they/won’t they status of the T-Mobile/Sprint deal last...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

Rating Agency Developments

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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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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The Peltz/P&G drama continues, with the company suggesting that Trian has lost its bid for a Board seat and the fund arguing that it disagrees with the company’s counting of the ballots....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

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Yahoo—via new parent Verizon Communications—has officially tripled its estimate of the number of accounts affected by its 2013 cyber hack, putting the total at a staggering 3 billion (aka, all of them)....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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Texas District Court Rules on Damages Calculations in FDIC’s RMBS Suit Against Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank - On September 14, 2017, Judge Sam Sparks of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas granted...more

Rating Agency Developments

On September 20, 2017, Moody’s published its ratings methodology for global title insurers. Report. On September 20, 2017, Fitch updated its ratings criteria for aircraft enhanced equipment trust certificates. Report....more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Uber’s got more than a spot of bother on its hands in London after this morning’s announcement that the company’s largest market in Europe won’t renew the ride-hailing service’s license to operate in the city (citing “a lack...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

Africa Focus: Anticipated trends in project finance - The implications after South Africa's debt rating downgrade

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While credit ratings are designed to assess the creditworthiness of country or corporation to inform the decisions of investors in these entities, the considerations of credit rating agencies may not always be fully aligned...more

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