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Q&A with Tara Castillo on impact of new SEC disclosure rules on securitization market
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2014

On August 27, the Securities and Exchange Commission expanded disclosure requirements for publicly issued asset-backed securities as mandated by the


What’s left on the SEC’s rulemaking table?
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2014

At an open meeting on August 27, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously adopted final rules substantively revising the


SEC re-proposes transaction and registrant shelf eligibility requirements for asset-backed securities and requests comment on other outstanding rule proposals
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2011

On July 26, 2011, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) re-proposed for public comment rules that seek to enhance the disclosure, reporting and shelf eligibility requirements for issuers of asset-backed securities (ABS


SEC adopts new short form criteria to replace “investment grade” eligibility criteria
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2011

On July 26, 2011, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) unanimously approved final rules that remove credit ratings as eligibility criteria for “Short Form” registration statements (e.g., Form S-3 and F-3) and replace such criteria with new eligibility requirements


Key members of the House Financial Services Committee introduce US covered bond legislation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2010

Yesterday, key members of the House Financial Services Committee, Ranking Member of the Capital Markets Subcommittee, Scott Garrett, (R-NJ), Chairman Paul Kanjorski, (D-PA) and Ranking Member Spencer Bachus (R-AL), introduced the United States Covered Bond Act, that “aims to help facilitate a robust covered bonds market in the U.S. to add liquidity and certainty to our nation's capital markets.”


Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission holds two day forum to explore the causes of the financial crisis
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2010

On February 26 and 27, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) met together with financial experts tasked to research the financial crisis in a forum hosted by American University Washington College of Law


CFTC issues advisory clarifying the extent to which US investors may trade in foreign security futures products
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2010

On June 8, 2010, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Division of Clearing and Intermediary Oversight (DCIO) issued an advisory (the "CFTC Advisory" or "Advisory") clarifying the extent to which certain sophisticated customers located in the United States may trade in foreign security futures products (FSFPs


European Commission releases updated overview of state aid national measures
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2009

Yesterday, the European Commission (EC) published an update to its overview of national rescue measures adopted in response to the financial and economic crisis


SEC proposes rules overhauling Regulation AB
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2010

In an open meeting held yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously approved and released for public comment proposed rules that seek to substantially enhance the regulatory framework in place for asset-backed securities (ABS) through significant revisions to the present offering, disclosure and reporting requirements


GMAC to receive $7.5 billion treasury investment, access to FDIC's Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program and relief from certain Federal Reserve restrictions
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2009

Yesterday, GMAC LLC (GMAC) announced "a $7.5 billion capital investment from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, approval by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to participate in the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program (TLGP), and an expanded exemption granted by the Federal Reserve to originate GM-related assets at GMAC's bank, recently renamed Ally Bank