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The Volcker Rule is a rule limiting certain financial institutions' ability to own, invest or sponsor hedge funds, private equity or other proprietary trading operations. The Rule seeks to separate financial... more +
The Volcker Rule is a rule limiting certain financial institutions' ability to own, invest or sponsor hedge funds, private equity or other proprietary trading operations. The Rule seeks to separate financial institutions' proprietary trading activity from consumers' FDIC- insured deposits. The Volcker Rule is a part of the broader Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and aims to diminish potential conflicts of interest between banks and consumer clients. less -

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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The High Court has a daunting lineup of decisions yet to issue this year, but it’s checking one off the list with yesterday’s 5-4 holding upholding the right of companies to use arbitration clauses in employment contracts “to...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

US Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles Delivers Semi-Annual Supervision and Regulation Testimony to...

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U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs regarding the Federal Reserve Board’s...more

US Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard Discusses Cyclical Regulation

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Governor Lael Brainard spoke at the Global Finance Forum regarding maintaining resiliency across economic cycles. Governor Brainard drew comparisons between the current...more

Bank Regulatory News and Trends

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This regular publication from DLA Piper focuses on helping banking and financial services clients navigate the ever-changing federal regulatory landscape....more

I Hear This Cries Out for Regulation!

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As we all marinate in the difficulties of Mr. Zuckerberg, who, at the end of the day, can certainly salve any wounds with a net worth measured in the tens of billions of dollars, I was struck by the continued drumbeat for...more

Consumer Financial Services Reform in Year Two of the Trump Administration

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The publicly traded banking sector increased its market value by almost 30 percent in the first year of the Trump Administration. In part, this was a product of an overall strong performance by the stock market, but it also...more

U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Vice Chairman Thomas M. Hoenig Discusses Finding the Correct Regulatory Balance

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Outgoing U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Vice Chairman Thomas M. Hoenig discussed the importance of attaining meaningful regulatory relief without undermining the safety and soundness of the financial system....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The SEC has opened a probe into Guggenheim Partners’ asset-management arm over an $85-million real-estate transaction and a series of other deals involving ABS Capital—including a loan to BCBG Max Azria just months before the...more

This Week in Congress: April 2018 #1

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The Senate convenes today at 3 p.m., and the House returns Tuesday at noon. House - Financial Services Bills. The chamber will take up consideration of the following bills: - H.R. 4293 – the Stress Test Improvement...more

US Senate Passes Financial Regulatory Reform Bill

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The U.S. Senate passed a significant financial services reform bill 67-31 on a bipartisan basis that would eliminate certain requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act, including, most notably, increasing, from $50 billion to $250...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally issued a statement yesterday addressing the unauthorized data use scandal involving Cambridge Analytica that’s cost his company share price almost 10% since the story broke....more

What the Senate’s Passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act Could Mean for Fintech

On March 14, 2018, the United States Senate passed the most significant piece of regulatory reform legislation for community financial institutions in nearly a decade. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer...more

Senate-passed Regulatory Reform Offers Real Benefits to Depository Institutions under $10 Billion in Assets

On March 14, 2018, the Senate passed, 67-31, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, or S. 2155. While it may lack a catchy name, its substance is of potentially great importance to community...more

Bank Regulatory News and Trends

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This regular publication from DLA Piper focuses on helping banking and financial services clients navigate the ever-changing federal regulatory landscape. ...more

Regulatory Relief: It’s About Time

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In November 2016, with the election results confirmed, the banking industry was awash in hopes for a more lenient regulatory posture. To date, the industry has seen no reform. However, on March 14, 2018, the Senate passed and...more

Senate Passes Financial Regulatory Reform Bill

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On March 14, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.” If enacted into law, S. 2155 would provide modest regulatory relief to regional and community banks,...more

US Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman for Supervision Discusses Regulatory Agenda for Foreign Banking Organizations

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Randal Quarles, U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Vice Chairman for Supervision, discussed the need to examine post-crisis reforms. Focusing on post-crisis regulations that impact foreign banking...more

Registered Firms: Annual Compliance Obligations—What You Need To Know

This alert contains a summary of the primary annual and periodic compliance-related obligations that may apply to investment advisers registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) or with a particular...more

How Does the Fed Want to Regulate Foreign Banks?

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On March 5, 2018, the Fed’s new Vice Chairman for Supervision, Randal Quarles, spoke at the Institute of International Bankers annual conference. He wanted to express his thoughts on the appropriate regulatory environment for...more

Volcker Rule Regulatory Changes Are Coming

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Federal financial regulators responsible for enforcement of the Volcker Rule are about to embark on a process that will culminate in a significant revision to the regulations that went into effect eighteen months ago. In a...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2017: Trump Administration Unveils its Position on Financial Regulation...

by Dechert LLP on

During the Trump Administration’s first year in office, it has implemented major new policy approaches and engaged in significant reversals of Obama Administration policies in many areas. In contrast, the Administration to...more

Banking Committee Advances “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act”

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs announced the advancement of S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act.” This legislation was supported by 16 of the Banking...more

How the Trump Administration May Affect the Legal Landscape

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President Trump campaigned on reversing many Obama-era policies, and he is making good on his promises. The uncertainty of which major regulatory changes are in the pipeline is certainly keeping the legal community on its...more

Treasury’s Third Report on Financial System Regulation Focuses on the Asset Management and Insurance Industries

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) recently released a report examining the regulatory framework for the asset management and insurance industries (Report). The Report is the third in a series of four reports that...more

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