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Non-agency residential mortgage loans in 2014: a survey of legal issues affecting the market
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2015

The year 2014 was a landmark for the non-agency residential mortgage market, as a large amount of regulatory uncertainly was lifted. Final rules were


Senate Committee hearing on proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2009

Today, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing entitled "Creating a Consumer Financial Protection Agency: A Cornerstone of America’s New Economic Foundation."


Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission holds first public hearing
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2010

Yesterday, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) held its first public hearing to discuss the causes of the financial markets crisis


Class action round-up - summer 2014
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2014

The Eighth Circuit revived grocery stores’ putative class action against two wholesalers that allegedly conspired to allocate geographic markets


Federal Open Market Committee issues statement from December meeting
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2009

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) released a statement addressing the present state of the U.S. economy and prospects for changes in the Federal Reserve's open market activities


The Group of Thirty publishes report outlining a framework for financial stability
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2009

Yesterday, the Group of Thirty (G30), a private, nonprofit, international body that aims for further understanding of international economic and financial issues, released a report entitled “Financial Reform: A Framework for Financial Stability."


Treasury Market Practices Group releases fails charge trading practice to address excessive settlement fails in U.S. Treasuries
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2009

The Treasury Markets Practices Group (TMPG), comprised of leading sell-side and buy-side participants in the U.S. Treasury market and sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), yesterday published the U.S. Treasury Securities Fails Charge Trading Practice (the “Trading Practice”), as part of TMPG’s measures to remediate widespread settlement fails in the Treasury market


European Parliament contemplates global financial institution tax
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • February 23 2010

Today, the European Parliament Economic Affairs Committee issued a press release stating that "a globally implemented tax to discourage excessive risk-taking by financial institutions and to ensure the industry pays for the damage caused by the financial crisis should be considered."


President Obama addresses Wall Street on financial rescue and reform
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2009

Earlier today, President Obama addressed Wall Street leaders on financial rescue and reform in the wake of the recent financial crisis


Senate Subcommittee on Investigations holds hearing on the role of credit rating agencies on the financial crisis
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2010

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) held a hearing entitled “Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: The Role of Credit Rating Agencies.”