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Obama administration hosts Conference on the Future of Housing Finance
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2010

As previously announced, the Obama administration yesterday held a "Conference on the Future of Housing Finance" to receive input from a diverse group of experts, including citizen advocacy groups, economists, investors, market researchers, originators, securitizers, servicers, and private mortgage insurers, on critical issues surrounding housing finance reform


Federal banking agencies issue report to congressional committees on differences in accounting and capital standards
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2010

Today, the federal banking agencies, including the OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC and OTS issued their joint annual report to the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee describing the differences between the accounting and capital standards used by the agencies


Ecofin Council adopts conclusions on capital requirements, remuneration policies and public finances
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union
  • November 11 2009

Yesterday, the E.U.'s Economic and Financial Affairs Council adopted various conclusions with respect to capital requirements and remuneration policies in the financial services sector, and the sustainability of public finances


EU Competition Commissioner Kroes addresses whether government intervention alleviated crisis in Europe
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 1 2009

Yesterday, in a speech at the International Banking Conference of British Bankers Association in London, E.U. Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes stated that, while government intervention efforts had alleviated the crisis, the focus should now be directed towards helping “restore long-term viability to the system,” since European governments are “potential spending 16.5 of GDP on bailouts.”


Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group announces possible capital raise after forecasting $3.9 billion loss
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Japan
  • April 9 2009

Today, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), one of Japan’s three megabanks, issued an updated forecast for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009


Federal Reserve Bank of New York acknowledges publication of CDS central counterparty legal analysis by industry participants
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2009

On July 13, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) issued a press release to acknowledge the publication by a group of 8 dealers and 8 buy-side market participants of a "cross-jurisdictional analysis of legal and regulatory issues facing credit default swap central counterparties (CDS CCPs) with respect to customer access to central clearing platforms."


G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors meet to discuss global economic recovery
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Global
  • November 9 2009

As a follow-up to the G-20 summit held in Pittsburgh in September, the G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors met this weekend in Scotland to discuss the G-20's new approach to economic cooperation


Senate Appropriations Subcommittee holds hearing on role of FHA in addressing housing crisis
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2009

Late last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing today to address the role of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) in addressing the housing crisis


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


House Financial Services Committee reports out Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2009

On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee announced that that it had approved H.R. 627, the “Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights” by a vote of 48 to 19