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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

Northern Trust raises capital to fund repayment of TARP funding

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2009

Yesterday, Northern Trust Corporation announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of $750 million of common stock and a simultaneous public offering of $500 million of notes

House Financial Services Committee hears testimony regarding “too big to fail” institutions

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2009

On July 21, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing entitled, "Systemic Risk: Are Some Institutions Too Big to Fail and If So, What Should We Do About It?"

House subcommittee hearing on proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 9 2009

Yesterday, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled "The Proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency: Implications for Consumers and FTC"

Treasury and other financial regulators issue financial sector self-assessment reviews to IMF

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2009

Today, the U.S. Treasury and various other U.S. financial system supervisors and regulators, including the Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Office of Thrift Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and National Association of Insurance Commissioners, submitted financial sector self-assessment reviews for banking, securities, insurance, and payment systems to the International Monetary Fund (IMF

Joint Economic Committee holds hearing on strategies to restore the economy

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

Yesterday, the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress held a hearing entitled "Restoring the Economy: Strategies for Short-term and Long-term Change," to discuss a variety of issues relating to the current market crisis and possible actions that could be taken to shorten the recovery period

Treasury official outlines goals for financial markets regulation

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2010

Earlier today, Michael Barr, Treasury's assistant secretary for financial institutions, spoke at the Charlotte, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce regarding the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and upcoming regulatory changes

Federal Reserve commits to expand balance sheet by $1.2 trillion

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2009

In an effort to "employ all available tools to promote economic recovery and to preserve price stability," the Federal Reserve announced today that it will continue to expand its balance sheet by committing to purchase up to an additional $750 billion of agency mortgage-backed securities, bringing its total purchases of these securities up to $1.25 trillion this year, and to increase its purchases of agency debt this year by up to $100 billion to a total of up to $200 billion, as well as purchase up to $300 billion of longer-term Treasury securities over the next six months

Lawmakers intensify demands for special inquiry commission to identify causes of financial crisis

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 23 2009

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to create an independent bi-partisan Financial Markets Commission (FMC) to investigate the causes of the financial crisis

SEC proposes new rules related to hedge funds and bank broker-dealer activities

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 15 2006

At an open meeting on December 13th, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or “Commission”) took various actions, including proposing new rules related to hedge fund advisers and bank dealer activities, and reopening the comment period on the Commission’s proposed mutual fund governance rule. The