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Rating Agency Developments - 29 August, 2016

USA - August 29 2016 On August 22, 2016, Fitch issued an amended report outlining its Criteria for Rating Granular Corporate Balance-Sheet Securitizations. Report. On…

FHFA Further Adjusts Multifamily Lending Caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

USA - August 29 2016 On August 18, 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency ("FHFA") announced an additional increase to the 2016 multifamily lending caps for both Fannie…

SEC Adopts Amendments to Form ADV

USA - August 29 2016 On August 25, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to Form ADV that are designed to provide additional information…

MassMutual and RBS Settle RMBS Litigation

USA - August 23 2016 On August 12, 2016, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (“MassMutual”) and RBS jointly moved to dismiss MassMutual’s $235 million RMBS claim…

Ninth Circuit Revives RMBS Claims against Nomura

USA - August 23 2016 On August 15, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Central District of California’s order dismissing claims brought by the National…

Congress Introduces Bill to Make “Valid When Made” the Law of the Land

USA - August 19 2016 Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10), the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.R. 5724, the Protecting…

Rating Agency Developments - 18 August, 2016

USA - August 18 2016 On August 16, Moody’s supplemented its approach to rating residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) in China. Report. On August 16, Fitch updated…

European Commission Implementing Regulation on Information for Calculation of Technical Provisions and Basic Own Funds for Q3 2016 Reporting under Solvency II Enters into Force

European Union - August 18 2016 On August 18, 2016, the European Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1376 laying down technical information for the calculation of technical…

New Jersey Appellate Court Clarifies Definition of Compensation under Advisers Act

USA - August 16 2016 On August 12, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the decision of the District Court of New Jersey and held in…

New York Appellate Court Allows Fraud Claim to Proceed Against Morgan Stanley

USA - August 15 2016 On August 11, 2016, the First Department of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York affirmed a trial court ruling that…