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Outlook for the 111th Congress and President Barack Obama

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 6 2008

Even after passage of two important financial reform bills, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and the earlier Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, the nation and the rest of the world still face unprecedented economic turmoil, with tight credit markets, plummeting housing prices and growing job losses

SEC issues guidance to companies needing stockholder approval to participate in Treasury’s Capital Purchase Program

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 25 2008

Yesterday, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance announced new guidance for financial institutions that need shareholder approval to participate in Treasury's Capital Purchase Program (CPP

The subprime debt market fallout

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2008

A new issue came to the forefront in 2007 the collapse of the subprime debt market

The SEC to focus on issues concerning the subprime debt industry in 2008

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2008

The Commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently unveiled the issues that will be a priority for the agency during the upcoming year

FASB and IASB announce membership of Financial Crisis Advisory Group

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2008

Yesterday, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) jointly announced the remaining members of the Financial Crisis Advisory Group

Federal Reserve releases details on MBS purchase program

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2008

The Federal Reserve announced yesterday that its agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) purchase program is expected to begin in early January and released additional details related to the program

GAO issues report regarding recommendations for US financial regulatory reform

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2009

On January 8, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on Financial Regulation proposing a broad framework for “crafting and evaluating regulatory reform proposals”

The Group of Thirty publishes report outlining a framework for financial stability

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 16 2009

Yesterday, the Group of Thirty (G30), a private, nonprofit, international body that aims for further understanding of international economic and financial issues, released a report entitled “Financial Reform: A Framework for Financial Stability."

Treasury Market Practices Group releases fails charge trading practice to address excessive settlement fails in U.S. Treasuries

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 16 2009

The Treasury Markets Practices Group (TMPG), comprised of leading sell-side and buy-side participants in the U.S. Treasury market and sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), yesterday published the U.S. Treasury Securities Fails Charge Trading Practice (the “Trading Practice”), as part of TMPG’s measures to remediate widespread settlement fails in the Treasury market

Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on Madoff Ponzi scheme and the need for regulatory reform

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2009

Today, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing entitled “Madoff Investment Securities Fraud: Regulatory and Oversight Concerns and the Need for Reform."