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Basel Committee releases final text of Basel III framework

Global - January 11 2011 On December 16, 2010, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Committee) released the final text of the Basel III package of capital and liquidity reforms, which were originally proposed in December 2009, were modified and elaborated upon in subsequent releases in July and September 2010, and were endorsed by the G20 leaders in November 2010....

Scott A. Anenberg, Jason H. P. Kravitt, J. Paul Forrester, Kevin Hawken, Donald S. Waack.

IRS issues new guidance on group trusts

USA - January 5 2011 The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Revenue Ruling 2011-11 (the "Ruling")....

Herbert W. Krueger, Lennine Occhino, Linda K. Shore.

Basel III capital ratios and transition periods set, but key questions remain

Global - September 17 2010 On September 12, 2010, the Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (Governors)the oversight body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Committee)announced the much-anticipated minimum capital ratios and transition periods that will apply under the "Basel III" package of capital reforms that were proposed in December 2009 and approved by the Governors, with several modifications, in July 2010....

Scott A. Anenberg, Kevin Hawken.

Many trust-preferred securities will cease to qualify for tier 1 capital under the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act)

USA - July 12 2010 Trust-preferred securities have long played a controversial role as a component of tier 1 regulatory capital for depository institutions and their holding companies....

Jeffrey P. Taft, J. Paul Forrester.

The Volcker Rule: proprietary trading and private fund restrictions

USA - June 30 2010 On June 25, 2010, the House-Senate Conferees agreed to a final version of the "Volcker Rule....

Michael R. Butowsky, David R. Sahr, Lennine Occhino, Olga A. Loy.