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Financial services update Vol. 10, Issue 9
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • March 9 2015

I recently had the opportunity to invest in individual shortterm real estate loans. Having devoted my current liquidity to a real estate


Financial services update vol. 10, issue 29
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • August 24 2015

The United States Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is once again pushing for regulations that would require


Companies engaged in the business of acquiring mortgages and mortgage-related instruments
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2011

On August 31st, the SEC requested information about companies that are engaged in the business of acquiring mortgages and mortgage-related instruments and that rely on the exclusion from the definition of investment company in Section 3(c)(5)(C) of the Investment Company Act, and how Section 3(c)(5)(C) of the Act is interpreted by, and affects investors in, these companies


Financial services update December 15 2014 industry news
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2014

On December 12th, Reuters discussed whether significant changes to the Dodd-Frank Act were likely in 2015. Expectations. Securitization Framework On


Financial services update August 18 2014 industry news
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2014

On August 15th, Reuters discussed how banking regulators are enlisting banks in the fight against money laundering. Enlistment. Living Wills and


Financial services update February 3 2015 banking agency developments
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2015

On January 30th, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") requested comment on a proposed rule that would amend the definition of


Mortgage backed securities lawsuits
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2012

On October 2nd, the federal and state members of the Residential Mortgage Backed Securities ("RMBS") Working Group announced their first legal action since the working group's formation earlier this year


FDIC approves final rule regarding the safe harbor protections for securitizations
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2010

On September 27th, the FDIC approved a final rule to extend through December 31, 2010, the Safe Harbor Protection for Treatment by the FDIC as Conservator or Receiver of Financial Assets Transferred by an Insured Depository Institution in Connection With a Securitization or Participation


FINRA proposes amendments relating to post-trade transparency for Agency Pass-Through Mortgage-Backed Securities traded TBA
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2011

On December 2nd, the SEC provided notice of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's proposed amendments to the Rule 6700 Series (the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine ("TRACE") rules), which are designed to provide greater transparency for transactions in Agency Pass-Through Mortgage-Backed Securities traded on a "to be announced" basis ("TBA transactions"


Regulators revisiting "qualified residential mortgage" definition
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2011

On December 6th, Reuters reported that regulators responsible for drafting risk retention rules for originators of asset-backed securities are revisiting what would be considered a "qualified residential mortgage," exempt from the risk retention requirement