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Special master for TARP executive compensation rules on supplemental requests by AIG and Ally
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2010

On Tuesday, Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation, Kenneth R. Fienberg, issued supplemental determinations with regard to the 2010 compensation payments and structures of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) and Ally Financial Inc. (Ally


New Verus unclaimed property audit initiative branches out
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2012

We have learned that Verus Financial, LLC (“Verus”), the contract audit firm recently known for conducting multistate unclaimed property examinations of the insurance industry, has begun to focus its audit activity on companies in the securitiesfinancial products and services arena


Senate banking committee holds hearing on consumer protection within the financial services industry
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2009

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing today on the importance of restructuring the regulation of the financial service industry to include additional consumer protection


House Financial Services Subcommittee holds hearing on systemic risk
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2009

The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing yesterday regarding perspectives on systemic risk in the financial system


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”


House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on the future of financial services regulation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2008

Yesterday, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing "to address the need for broad regulatory restructuring and reform for the financial markets, including financial institution oversight and regulation, systemic risk, and housing finance."


Republicans circulate substitute summary of Financial Regulatory Reform Bill; cloture motion on Senate bill fails for third time
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2010

Yesterday, Senate Republicans circulated a brief summary of the Financial Regulatory Improvement and Taxpayer Protection Act, a Republican substitute to the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (S.3217) previously passed by the Senate Banking Committee along party lines, and which has failed to reach the Senate floor for debate following three failed cloture motions by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), including today's 56-42 rejection of the motion


House oversight subcommittee holds hearing on financial literacy
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

On Tuesday, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a field hearing at the University of Kansas entitled "Empowering Consumers: Can Financial Literacy Education Prevent Another Financial Crisis


Financial Stability Oversight Council to hold first meeting on October 1
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2010

Today, Treasury Secretary Geithner, who serves as chairperson to the Financial Stability Oversight Council, announced that the Council will hold its first meeting on October 1, 2010


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