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Mintz | USA | 17 Oct 2011

Financial services legislative and regulatory update - October 17, 2011

This past week saw the release of two major, much awaited, and significantly lobbied components of the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.


Mintz | USA | 10 Oct 2011

Financial services legislative and regulatory update - October 10, 2011

The theme of this past week is anger, primarily espoused by the Occupy Wall Street protests who continue to garner attention for their disenchantment with the financial services industry, corporate America and government.


Mintz | USA | 19 Sep 2011

Financial services legislative and regulatory update

Again, attention and rampant speculation in Washington continues to be focused on the Supercommittee and the details of the President‘s jobs plan.


Mintz | USA | 10 Jun 2011

Agencies extend ABS risk retention proposal comment period

On Tuesday, the SEC, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that they were extending the comment period on a proposed rule pertaining to asset-backed securities (ABS) risk retention requirements.


Mintz | USA | 3 Jun 2011

CFPB publishes list of rules from other agencies that will now be the responsibility of the CFPB

On May 31st, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published for public comment a list of rules, currently under the purview of other agencies, for which the CFPB will be responsible effective July 21st.


Mintz | USA | 3 Jun 2011

Lawmakers continue to press urge regulators to lessen potential regulatory burdens on securitizers of home loans

On May 31st, one hundred and sixty-eight members of the House signed on a letter urging financial regulators to exempt home loans with lower down payments from new risk retention requirements if the loans are backed by private mortgage insurance.


Mintz | USA | 20 May 2011

Upcoming hearings - May 20, 2011

On Tuesday, May 24th at 9am, in 2128 Rayburn, the House Financial Services Committee will mark up pending legislation, including H.


Mintz | USA | 13 May 2011

Money market funds participate in SEC roundtable

At a May 10th SEC roundtable discussion on Dodd-Frank rulemaking, money market mutual funds voiced strong opposition to the new, bank-like regulatory structure to which they may soon be subjected.


Mintz | USA | 6 May 2011

Analysis indicates Dodd-Frank rulemaking deadlines will be missed more frequently

A recent analysis of Dodd-Frank rulemakings indicates that missed deadlines will be increasingly common.

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