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Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

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

CFTC Division of Market Oversight Issues No-Action Relief from Certain Timing Requirements Regarding SEF Chief Compliance Officer...

On November 20, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC“) provided “no-action relief to swap execution facilities [] from the timing requirement within CFTC regulation 37.1501(f)(2), which requires a chief...more

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Issues No-Action Relief to Swap Execution Facilities from Timing Requirements for Certain...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Division of Market Oversight has issued no-action relief to Swap Execution Facilities and their chief compliance officers from certain timing requirements regarding annual compliance...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

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

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 Oversight extended time-limited no-action relief to swap execution facilities (“SEFs“) from certain requirements under the...more

Investment Services Regulatory Update - November 2017

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New Rules, Proposed Rules, Guidance and Alerts - SEC STAFF GUIDANCE AND ALERTS - SEC Staff Issues No-Action Letters to Facilitate Cross-Border Compliance with the Research “Unbundling” Provisions of the European...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Topics on Broker/Dealer, Derivatives, CFTC and UK/EU Developments

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Releases New Targeted Exam Letter Regarding Order Routing Conflicts - On November 10, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority released the contents of a new Order Routing Conflicts targeted...more

SEC Issues Additional Guidance Related to Shareholder Proposals

by BakerHostetler on

On Nov. 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued Staff Legal Bulletin (SLB) No.14I to provide additional guidance related to shareholder proposals and Exchange Act Rule 14a-8. Specifically, the SLB...more

Financial Services Weekly News - November 2017 #3

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - A Rare Example of Common Sense From Washington. On November 13, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and four Democratic members of the committee announced an agreement on legislative...more

SEC Releases Timely Guidance on Shareholder Proposals

by White & Case LLP on

On November 1, 2017, the staff (the "Staff") of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") released Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I (the "Guidance"), providing guidance on the...more

SEC Staff Issues No-Action Relief to Facilitate Implementation of MiFID II Research Provisions

by Goodwin on

On October 26, 2017, the staff (the Staff) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued three related no-action letters providing market participants with greater clarity as to how certain aspects of their...more

SEC Releases New Guidance on Shareholder Proposals

by Bracewell LLP on

On November 1, 2017, the Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission published in Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I guidance relating to the excludability of certain shareholder proposals...more

SEC Staff Issues New Shareholder Proposals Guidance

The Division of Corporation Finance (Staff) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently published Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I (SLB 14I), which provides important new and timely guidance for companies and...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XII, Issue 42

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues C&DI Clarifying Exemptions for Non-GAAP Information in Forecasts for M&A Transactions - On October 17, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s...more

Financial Services Weekly News - November 2017

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - In This Issue. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Senate’s 2018 budget resolution, potentially paving the way for tax reform; the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued three...more

CFTC No-Action Relief from SEF Trading for Package Transactions

Earlier this week, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight extended existing no-action relief from trading on a swap execution facility for package transactions until November 15, 2020....more

Investment Services Regulatory Update - October 2017

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New Rules, Propsed Rules, Guidance and Alerts - SEC STAFF GUIDANCE AND ALERTS - SEC Staff Extends No-Action Relief on Auditor Independence and the “Loan Provision” - On September 22, 2017, the staff of the SEC’s...more

SEC Staff Extends Effectiveness of No-Action Relief on Auditor Independence and the “Loan Provision”

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management (SEC Staff) on September 22, 2017 extended indefinitely the effectiveness of no-action relief granted a year earlier with respect to the...more

Auditor Independence No-Action Relief Extended

In a letter dated September 22, 2017, the SEC staff agreed to extend previous relief that enables registered fund groups to fulfill regulatory requirements under Regulation S-X if the accounting firm auditing the funds’...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XII, Issue 36

SEC/CORPORATE - Implementation of Pay Ratio Disclosure Requirement Not Expected to Be Delayed - On September 15, at the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of...more

The Financial Report, Vol. 6, No. 17

by DLA Piper on

The juxtaposition of items in the financial news is always fascinating. Earlier this week, an article appearing in the Wall Street Journal stated that state legislatures are moving to bolster investor protections due to...more

CFTC Staff Provides Relief from Position Limit Aggregation Rules, Including August 14, 2017 Filing Deadline

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Just days before a new notice filing requirement for certain position limit aggregation exemptions was to take effect, on August 10, 2017 the staff of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) Division of...more

Blog: Corp Fin Refuses To Allow Exclusion Of New Form Of Proxy Access Fix-It Proposal

by Cooley LLP on

It ain’t over till it’s over, as they say. You may have thought that, after the series of staff no-action positions allowing exclusion of so-called “fix-it” proposals during the last proxy season, we had seen the last of...more

CFTC Staff Extends Time-Limited No-Action Relief on the Applicability of Transaction-Level Requirements in Certain Cross-Border...

On July 25, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC“) “issued a time-limited no-action letter that extends relief to swap dealers [] registered with the CFTC that are established under the laws of...more

US Banking Agencies Provide Temporary Relief Under the Volcker Rule to Foreign Banks With Respect to Certain Foreign Private...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US federal banking agencies with responsibility for enforcing the Volcker Rule have issued temporary one year no-action relief with respect to certain private non-US investment funds that are not “covered funds” for...more

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