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The Financial Report, 25 May 2017, News from the Americas
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 25 2017

Reuters reported that the CFPB and the SEC would face structural changes under the President's fiscal 2018 budget proposal

CFTC Increases Anti-Retaliation Protections for Whistleblowers
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2017

On May 22, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) amended its whistleblower rules to enhance protections for

Blockchain and the financial markets: Will 2017 be the year of the regulators?
  • White & Case LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2017

New rules covering blockchain and distributed ledger technology could be on the horizon following a flurry of consultation papers by leading financial

CFTC Unanimously Approves Amendments to Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2017

In a press release today, The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “Commission”) unanimously approved a final rule amending Regulation 1.31

Financial Services Update, Vol. 12, Issue 21
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 22 2017

Last week, it was announced that hackers had engaged in a widespread attack using ransomware called WannaCry, WCry, or Wanna Decryptor in which all

The Financial CHOICE Act Is Approved by US House Financial Services Committee
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2017

On May 4, the Financial CHOICE Act (the FCA) which was introduced to the House of Representatives on April 26 by Rep. Jeb Hensarling (Texas-5), and

Banking Committee to Vote on Treasury Nominations as Regulators Focused on FinTech, Fiduciary Rule
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 22 2017

This week, on Tuesday, May 23, the Senate Banking Committee will vote on the nominations of several individuals to fill key posts within the Treasury

U.S. CFTC launches LabCFTC to promote FinTech innovation
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • May 21 2017

On May 17, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that it voted to unanimously to approve the creation of LabCFTC, a New

Hedge Fund Icon Settles SEC Insider Trading Allegations
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2017

Hedge fund icon Leon Cooperman and his firm, Omega Advisors, a registered investment adviser, agreed to resolve charges by the Securities and

Senators Send SEC, EPA, Letter On Renewable Fuel Credit Market
  • Bergeson & Campbell PC
  • USA
  • May 19 2017

On May 9, 2017, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with seven additional Democratic Senators, sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange