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SEC Inspector General reports on timing of SEC's Goldman suit
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2010

On Wednesday, the SEC's Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report clearing the SEC of accusations that its decision to bring a fraud case against Goldman Sachs, as well as the timing of its decision to do so, were influenced by a political agenda


FDIC and Bank of England announce MOU addressing collaborative resolution authority
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 22 2010

Today the FDIC and the Bank of England announced their agreement to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) reflecting the shared commitment by the FDIC and the Bank of England to work together to a greater extent when they act as resolution authorities with respect to troubled financial institutions that operate in both the United States and the United Kingdom, including "planning for resolution scenarios, and appropriate simulations, contingency planning or other work designed to improve preparations … for managing and resolving crises involving Firms with cross-border operations."


European Parliament adopts resolution regarding derivatives regulation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union
  • June 15 2010

Earlier today, the European Parliament adopted a resolution addressing issues related to the regulation of the derivatives market


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."


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."


Congressional Oversight Panel holds hearing on Treasury's use of private contractors
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2010

Yesterday, the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) held a hearing to examine Treasury's use of private contractors under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP


Financial Stability Board discusses regulatory reform agenda
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Global
  • September 28 2010

Yesterday, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) met in Paris to discuss the progress being made in connection with its regulatory reform agenda


European Commission approves Czech temporary aid plans
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union, Czech Republic
  • May 7 2009

The European Commission has approved, under EC Treaty state aid rules, two Czech plans to provide relief for companies during the current economic crisis


Congressional Oversight Panel releases report evaluating TARP
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2009

Today the Congressional Oversight Panel released its report entitled "Taking Stock: What has the Troubled Asset Relief Program Achieved?"


IMF issues biannual Global Financial Stability Report
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Global
  • October 1 2010

On Wednesday, the IMF released chapters 2 and 3 of their biannual Global Financial Stability Report, which the IMF referred to as the "analytical chapters."