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Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission continues hearings on shadow banking system
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

Yesterday, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) held the second of a two-day hearing entitled "The Shadow Banking System."

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission holds first public hearing
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2010

Yesterday, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) held its first public hearing to discuss the causes of the financial markets crisis

Bank of England releases Financial Stability Report
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 18 2009

Today the Bank of England published its bi-annual Financial Stability Report, which assesses financial conditions affecting financial stability and suggests ways to strengthen the financial system

Federal Reserve establishes new term deposit facility
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2010

On Friday, the Federal Reserve Board announced that it has approved amendments to Regulation D which will establish a new Term Deposit Facility (TDF) which, the Federal Reserve indicates, "will be one of several tools that the Federal Reserve could employ to drain reserves when policymakers judge that it is appropriate to begin moving to a less accommodative stance of monetary policy."

Senate Agriculture Committee holds hearing on financial market regulation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2009

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing entitled "Reforming U.S. Financial Market Regulation.”

Trade associations send letter detailing objections to CFPA
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2010

Last Wednesday, a group of industry trade associations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Financial Services Association, the Business Roundtable, and the Financial Services Roundtable, sent a letter to Senators Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) and Richard C. Shelby (R-AL), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, respectively, asking for changes to be made to the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) as described in Chairman Dodd’s draft language

Ireland announces plan to acquire property loans
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Ireland
  • September 16 2009

Earlier today, Ireland’s government announced additional details of its plan to acquire property loans from struggling banks in order to bring additional liquidity and stability to the troubled Irish financial system

Treasury adopts new EESA lobbying restrictions
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2009

On September 10, 2009, the U.S. Treasury announced new lobbying guidance to address the perceived influence of lobbyists and special interests in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (EESA) process

Results of EU-wide banking stress tests are released
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union
  • October 2 2009

Yesterday, the Committee of European Banking Supervisors ("CEBS") presented the results of a European Union-wide forward-looking "stress tests" of the banking system to the ECOFIN Ministers and Governors

House Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade holds hearing on implications of the G-20 leaders summit
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Global, USA
  • May 13 2009

Today, the International Monetary Policy and Trade of the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing entitled "Implications of the G-20 Leaders Summit for Low Income Countries and the Global Economy," to discuss how the decisions made at the G-20 Leaders Summit will be given effect