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Federal banking agencies release Basel III capital final rules

USA - July 11 2013 Over the course of the last week, the Federal Banking Agencies (the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve), the Federal...

Laura R. Biddle, Daniel Keating, Daniel S. Meade, Richard Schaberg.


CFTC issues swap reporting relief and finalizes the inter-affiliate exception

USA - April 12 2013 The first half of April has seen a flurry of activity from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that is relevant for commercial end-users...

Richard J. Parrino, Christopher Schindler, Evan Koster, Daniel S. Meade, Peter J. Romeo.


Federal Reserve proposes enhanced prudential standards and early remediation requirements for foreign banking organizations

USA - January 2 2013 On December 14, 2012, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) proposed new rules regarding oversight of foreign banking...

Laura R. Biddle, Tahmineh I. Maloney, Brandon L. Simmons, Daniel S. Meade, Richard Schaberg.


Derivative end-user regulatory update: foreign exchange forwards and foreign exchange swaps are exempt from clearing and exchange-trading requirements

USA - November 27 2012 On November 16, 2012, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Secretary”) issued its final determination that foreign exchange forwards and foreign exchange swaps are exempt from the definition of the term “swap” and should not be regulated as swaps under the Commodities Exchange Act (the “Act”), as amended by the Dodd-Frank Act....

Evan Koster, Daniel S. Meade, David J. Cohn.


Federal banking agencies announce likely delay of annual stress test for institutions with assets between $10 billion and $50 billion

USA - August 27 2012 On August 27, 2012 the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced they are considering changes to the timeline for the annual company-run stress tests required by section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act....

Laura R. Biddle, Tahmineh I. Maloney, Daniel Keating, Daniel S. Meade, Richard Schaberg.