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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 March 31 2014 federal rules effective dates
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2014

Enhancing Protections Afforded Customers and Customer Funds Held by Futures Commission Merchants and Derivatives Clearing Organizations; Correction


FHFA progress report on the common securitization infrastructure
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2013

On April 30th, the Federal Housing Finance Agency provided a progress report on its proposal for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to establish a "common


Agency pass-through MBS
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2012

On November 13th, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") noted that on November 12, 2012, the amendments to the FINRA Rule 6700 Series and TRACE dissemination protocols regarding the reporting and dissemination of transactions in TRACE-eligible securities that are agency pass-through mortgage-backed securities that are traded to be announced ("TBA") became effective


Fear of unfavorable settlement doesn't justify intervention
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2013

On May 21st, the D.C. Circuit affirmed the district court's order denying a motion to intervene. Senior note-holders of Washington Mutual ("WaMu"), a


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 securitization case reinstated
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2013

On May 17th the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, on its own initiative, vacated an order granting summary judgment to


Reduction of reporting times for agency pass-through MBS traded TBA
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2013

On April 17th, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority reminded firms of the coming reduction in reporting periods for the timely reporting of


Mortgage-backed securities case remanded to state court
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2012

On February 27th, the Second Circuit ordered Black Rock's mortgage-backed securities ("MBS") lawsuit against Bank of America and Countrywide back to state court


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"