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ISS issues 2012 policy updates

USA - November 18 2011 ISS has issued its 2012 Policy Update.

SEC staff issues first whistleblower report

USA - November 16 2011 Section 924(d) of the Dodd-Frank Act requires the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower to report annually to Congress on its activities, whistleblower complaints, and the response of the SEC to such complaints.

FDIC to review regulations in light of Dodd-Frank

USA - November 14 2011 On July 11, 2011, President Obama issued Executive Order 13579, “Regulation and Independent Regulatory Agencies.” 

CFPB to streamline consumer regulations

USA - November 8 2011 Raj Date, Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, recently provided written testimony to the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Committee on Financial Service, United States House of Representatives.

SEC report indentifies concerns at ratings agencies

USA - October 3 2011 The staff of the SEC has issued a report summarizing the staff’s observations and concerns arising from the examinations of ten credit rating agencies registered with the SEC as Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations, or NRSROs, and subject to SEC oversight.