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SEC Announces the Formation and First Members of Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee - On November 9, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced the formation and first members of its Fixed...more

Rating Agency Developments

On November 8, 2017, Fitch updated its ratings criteria for U.S. grant anticipation revenue vehicles (GARVEE) bonds. Report. On November 8, 2017, DBRS updated its ratings methodology for Canadian Residential Mortgages,...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

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

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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CFTC Comparability Determination on EU Margin Requirements and a Common Approach on Trading Venues - On October 13, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") announced determinations by the CFTC and the...more

Rating Agency Developments

On October 16, 2017, KBRA published a report entitled: Container Leasing ABS Rating Methodology. On October 16, 2017, KBRA published a report entitled: General Rating Methodology for Asset-Backed Securities. ...more

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SEC Proposes Rules to Implement FAST Act Mandate to Modernize and Simplify Disclosure - On October 11, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments "to modernize and simplify disclosure...more

Pros and Cons of Hiring a Security Rating Agency

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

One can hardly check out any news outlet today without reading or hearing about a security breach. Experts frequently advocate performing internal assessments to identify security weaknesses. Commentators tout the...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

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

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

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

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

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

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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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

Rating Agency Developments

On September 13, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled Third-Party Due Diligence Criteria for U.S. RMBS Transactions. On September 13, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Fitch Updates Future Flow Securitisation Criteria;...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

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

Rating Agency Developments

On August 31, 2017, S&P published its methodology for rating U.S. Credit Card Securitizations. On August 31, 2017, S&P published a Table of Contents to its Structured Finance Criteria. ...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Federal Reserve Seeks Comments on LIBOR Alternatives - On August 24, 2017, the U.S. Federal Reserve requested public comments on a plan for the New York Federal Reserve and the Office of Financial Research to come up with...more

Rating Agency Developments

On August 23, 2017, DBRS published a report entitled Rating Companies in the Oil and Gas and Oilfield Services Industries. Report. On August 21, 2017, Moody’s published a report entitled Government-Related Issuers. Report....more

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On August 21, 2017, the European Commission published the text of a Delegated Regulation that amends the Capital Requirements Regulation (Regulation 573/2013) ("CRR"). The main amendment pertains to Article 496(1) of the CRR....more

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On August 8, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. extended the deadline for 19 foreign banks and two domestic bank holding companies to file their next round of "living wills" detailing how they...more

Rating Agency Developments

On August 7, 2017, Fitch released a report entitled: Corporate Rating Criteria. On August 4, 2017, Fitch released a report entitled: U.S. Private Student Loan ABS Rating Criteria....more

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