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Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities are financial instruments consisting of residential mortgages pooled together to form larger more complex financial commodities.

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

CFTC Reduces Marketplace Barriers for Global Development Initiatives - On May 16, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's ("CFTC") Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight ("DSIO") granted relief to...more

Class Action Roundup: Spring 2018

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Welcome! The spring has sprung and we are here to round up the major class action opinions and settlements finalized during the first quarter of 2018. It was another active quarter with significant activity across all the...more

New York Supreme Court Grants in Part and Denies in Part Cross Motions for Summary Judgment in RMBS Action

On May 16, 2018, Justice Shirley W. Kornreich of the New York Supreme Court granted in part and denied in part the parties’ summary judgment motions in Merrill Lynch Mortgage Investors Trust Series 2006-RM4 v. Merrill Lynch...more

S.D.N.Y. Denies Motion for Sampling in Trustee Action

On May 17, 2018, Judge Jesse M. Furman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied the BlackRock Plaintiffs’ request to use sampling to prove their case against an RMBS trustee in...more

Delaware Federal Court Grants RMBS Trustee’s Motion to Dismiss

On May 14, 2018, Judge John E. Jones III of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware granted the Trustee-Defendant Wilmington Trust Company’s (“Wilmington Trust”) motion to dismiss in IKB International,...more

Rating Agency Developments

On May 15, 2018, DBRS issued a report entitled: Rating European Non-Performing Loans Securitizations. On May 15, 2018, Fitch issued a report entitled: Global Structured Finance Rating. ...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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More trouble for Wells Fargo, as news emerged yesterday that some employees in the company’s business banking wholesale unit “altered information on documents related to corporate customers” without customers’...more

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The latest from the Redstone/CBS dispute, with news late yesterday that even as Shari Redstone is “moving to block CBS Corp.’s efforts to strip her family of voting control”, a Delaware judge has temporarily blocked her from...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Commerce Department data released yesterday showed strong across-the-board consumer spending in April, a nominally good sign but one that pushed bond yields higher and sent most equities lower for the day, snapping an 8-day...more

The Impact of Compliance - Another Reversal For a Jefferies Trader

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The key role of compliance threads through the continuing saga of Jefferies & Co. trader Jesse Litvak as well as a series of similar cases. Mr. Litvak is one of a number of traders who were indicted by the U.S. Attorney’s...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

CFTC Staff Issues Interpretive Guidance Regarding Exemption from Aggregation - On May 2, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's ("CFTC") Division of Market Oversight issued a CFTC staff letter with interpretive...more

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Anbang Insurance founder Wu Xiahoui’s fall from grace now includes an 18-year prison sentence for his conviction by a Shanghai court for using Anbang to “cheat investors out of more than $10 billion”....more

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Meet ZTE (well, meet them again.  We’ve discussed them before), the massive Chinese electronics maker banned last month by the White House from using US-made components that could well be the “first casualty of the high-tech...more

Second Circuit Once Again Vacates Bond Trader Jesse Litvak's Conviction For Securities Fraud

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On May 3, 2018, a three-judge panel on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (“Second Circuit”) vacated former bond trader Jesse Litvak’s conviction on one count of securities fraud, holding that the district court erred in...more

Court Confirms Contractual Limits of Trustee's Duties

On April 2, 2018, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a proposed residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) class action against U.S. Bank, in its capacity as trustee ("U.S. Bank" or...more

April 2018: Securities and Structured Finance Litigation Update

New York Court of Appeals to Decide Slew of “Relation Back” and Accrual Cases. Almost three years ago, in the context of RMBS repurchase litigation, the New York Court of Appeals issued a seminal decision on the date of...more

Rating Agency Developments

On April 25, 2018 Moody’s published a rating methodology for Generic Project Finance. Release. On April 24, 2018 S&P published a table of contents for S&P’s Global Ratings Structured Finance Criteria. Release....more

Chase Lets Loose a Barrage of New Indemnification Demand Letters

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Ten years after the financial crisis, mortgage companies and regional/local banks are still getting hit with new breach of contract and indemnification claims related to loans sold before the crisis....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

SEC Proposes to Enhance Protections and Preserve Choice for Retail Investors in Their Relationships with Investment Professionals - On April 18, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to propose a package of...more

Rating Agency Developments

On April 12, 2018, DBRS published a report entitled: European RMBS Insight Methodology. On April 12, 2018, Moody’s published its methodology for rating US States and Territories....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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It was a busy Thursday in the big pharma world, with drugmaker Shire rejecting a $60 billion takeover offer from Japan’s Takeda, while US rival Allergan disclosed that it was considering a bid of its own for Shire....more

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China announced yesterday that it was loosening its rules forcing foreign carmakers to link up with a local partner before building factories in China—a move that some see as a step to lowering tensions with the US....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Federal Banking Agencies Issue Final Rule to Exempt Commercial Real Estate Transactions of $500,000 or Less from Appraisal Requirements: On April 2, 2018, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal...more

2018 Set to be the Breakthrough Year for Green Loans and Green Securitisations

by White & Case LLP on

European Leveraged Finance Alert Series: Issue 3, 2018 - While green bonds have been a high profile and popular instrument in the capital markets for the past few years, we expect 2018 to be a transformational year for the...more

Rating Agency Developments

On April 3, DBRS updated its North American CMBS Multi-borrower Rating Methodology. Release. On April 3, Fitch issued rating criteria for RMBS Lenders’ Mortgage Insurance. Release....more

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