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SEC adopts new short form criteria to replace “investment grade” eligibility criteria

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2011

On July 26, 2011, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) unanimously approved final rules that remove credit ratings as eligibility criteria for “Short Form” registration statements (e.g., Form S-3 and F-3) and replace such criteria with new eligibility requirements

Congressional subcommittee holds hearing on foreign policy implications of TARP, TALF and the G-20 Plan

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2009

Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, chaired by Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA), held a hearing entitled “Foreign Policy Implications of U.S. Efforts to Address the International Financial Crisis: TARP, TALF and the G-20 Plan.”

U.S. outlines goals for upcoming Toronto Summit, as EU leaders issue open letter to G-20 leaders

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • Global, USA
  • -
  • June 24 2010

On Tuesday, in advance of the G-20 Summit to be held in Toronto this weekend, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Director of the National Economic Council Larry Summers published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal outlining their agenda at the Toronto Summit and “highlighting the importance of the G-20 in building a united approach to global economic recovery."

Senate reaches roadblock in establishing financial regulatory reform

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 9 2010

On Friday, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT) indicated in an informal statement that bipartisan efforts to agree on financial regulatory reform legislation had reached an impasse

Financial Stability Oversight Council to hold first meeting on October 1

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

Today, Treasury Secretary Geithner, who serves as chairperson to the Financial Stability Oversight Council, announced that the Council will hold its first meeting on October 1, 2010

Treasury Secretary Geithner testifies before Congressional Oversight Panel on TARP

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 10 2009

Today, Treasury Secretary Geithner testified before the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) and answered questions posed by members of the panel regarding its recent COP Report that was released yesterday, entitled "Taking Stock: What has the Troubled Asset Relief Program Achieved?"

Senate confirms Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke for a second term

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2010

On Thursday, by a 70-to-30 vote, the Senate confirmed Chairman Ben Bernanke of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a second four-year term despite recent criticism the Federal Reserve has faced under his leadership by policymakers

U.S. Senate Banking Committee holds hearing entitled “Lessons of the New Deal”

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2009

Last week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing entitled “Lessons of the New Deal” in which witnesses reflected and commented on key economic parallels between the Great Depression and the New Deal and the present economic crisis

Federal Reserve announces changes in ratings and risk assessment for TALF ABS

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2009

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve announced two significant changes to its "procedures for evaluating asset-backed securities (ABS) pledged to the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF)."

Treasury releases concluding statement of IMF mission

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • Global, USA
  • -
  • June 16 2009

Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury released the “concluding statement by the staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) following this year's Article IV Consultation with the United States.”