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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."

Senate Banking Committee hears testimony on Financial Stability Plan

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

Today, in his first hearing as Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner appeared before the Senate Banking Committee to answer questions concerning the Financial Stability Plan (the “Plan”) announced earlier today

Secretary Geithner outlines Treasury’s financial stability plan

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

Earlier today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner introduced and outlined the framework of the new Financial Stability Plan (the “Plan”

Financial crisis drives remaining independent investment banks to Federal Reserve regulation

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2008

On Sunday, September 21, 2008, the Federal Reserve Board (the “Board”) approved applications of both the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (“Goldman”) and Morgan Stanley to become bank holding companies under section 3 of the Bank Holding Company Act (“BHC Act”