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Legislating for LIBOR’s cessation

USA - May 5 2021 On April 6, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State Legislature’s Senate Bill 297B/Assembly Bill 164B (the New York…

Christina B. Rissler, Christopher Soares, Lizet Steele, Rebecca A. Gelfand.

Preparing for compliance with Phase 6 of initial margin: lessons learned from Phase 5

USA - April 28 2021 The requirement to exchange initial margin (i.e., assets posted to a counterparty to cover potential future exposure) in respect of over-the-counter…

Christopher Soares, Lizet Steele, Meltem F. Kodaman, Raymond A. Ramirez.

FCA announcement triggers LIBOR endgame

United Kingdom - March 9 2021 On 5 March 2021, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the administrator of LIBOR, ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA) each made important…

Christina B. Rissler, Lizet Steele, Rebecca A. Gelfand.

Digital asset securities: broker-dealer custody issues

USA - January 12 2021 As 2020 came to a close, the issue of how digital asset securities can be custodied by US broker-dealers became clearer, at least from a regulatory…

Alexa R. Shockley, Ben Marzouk, Bria M. Adams, Clifford E. Kirsch, Cynthia R. Beyea, Eric A. Arnold, Holly H. Smith, Issa J. Hanna, John H. Walsh, Michael B. Koffler, Susan S. Krawczyk.

FINRA delays implementation of amendments to FINRA Rule 4210 to October 26, 2021

USA - January 11 2021 The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) filed a proposed rule change with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on December…

Christopher Soares, Lizet Steele, Meltem F. Kodaman, Raymond A. Ramirez.