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Lawmakers intensify demands for special inquiry commission to identify causes of financial crisis
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2009

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to create an independent bi-partisan Financial Markets Commission (FMC) to investigate the causes of the financial crisis


Senate Banking Committee hears testimony on Financial Stability Plan
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2009

Today, in his first hearing as Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner appeared before the Senate Banking Committee to answer questions concerning the Financial Stability Plan (the “Plan”) announced earlier today


Secretary Geithner outlines Treasury’s financial stability plan
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2009

Earlier today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner introduced and outlined the framework of the new Financial Stability Plan (the “Plan”


Goldman Sachs and First Niagara announce stock offerings to repay Treasury
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2009

Today, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. both announced underwritten public offerings of their common stock for the stated purpose of funding the repayment of Treasury's investments in the two institutions


Senate banking committee holds hearing on SEC enforcement responsibilities
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2009

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing entitled "Strengthening the SEC’s Vital Enforcement Responsibilities."


Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley price public offerings
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2009

Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo wasted no time in seeking to raise additional capital in the wake of the Federal Reserve's publication last evening of the Supervisory Capital Assessment Program (SCAP) results for them and 17 other U.S. bank holding companies (BHCs


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


Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on Madoff Ponzi scheme and the need for regulatory reform
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2009

Today, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing entitled “Madoff Investment Securities Fraud: Regulatory and Oversight Concerns and the Need for Reform."


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