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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek | European Union | 26 Nov 2010

European Parliament approves financial supervision package

On 1 January 2011, Europe will get a new financial supervision system: the European System of Financial Supervisors ("ESFS").


White & Case LLP | United Kingdom | 19 Nov 2010

HM Treasury's announcement on the future of the new financial regulatory architecture

In a welcome u-turn on 17 November, HM Treasury dropped its proposal to transfer the Financial Services Authority's ("FSA") powers of prosecution to the new Economic Crime Agency ("ECA").


Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | 19 Nov 2010

Ontario’s 2010 Fall Economic Statement

On Thursday November 18, the Ontario Minister of Finance, Hon. Dwight Duncan, released the much anticipated Fall Economic Statement and Fiscal Update (the Update) as required by statute.


Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | 20 Oct 2010

Review of Canadian federal financial institutions legislation

Canada's Minister of Finance has announced that the scheduled 5-year review of federal financial institutions legislation has commenced and has called for comments from interested parties to be submitted by Friday, November 19, 2010.


Dentons | European Union | 8 Oct 2010

Presidency summarises ECOFIN conclusions

An informal meeting of European Economic and Finance Ministers exchanged views with representatives of credit rating agencies (CRAs) on continuing efforts to deal with the risks of over-reliance on credit ratings, the pro-cyclical nature of CRA assessments, and conflicts of interest within CRAs stemming from their remuneration models.


Mayer Brown | United Kingdom | 30 Sep 2010

Speech by Ken Hogg of the FSA on the future of the life insurance

On 1 September 2010, Ken Hogg, the director for the insurance sector at the FSA, delivered a speech at the CILA II Seminar regarding the future of the life insurance industry.


Alston & Bird LLP | United Kingdom | 30 Sep 2010

IMF concludes 2010 Article IV consultation with UK

Today, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a report at the conclusion of its 2010 "Article IV consultation" with the United Kingdom.


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | USA | 4 Aug 2010

Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 introduces extended period of regulatory uncertainty

When fully implemented, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 promises, in President Obama's words, "clearer accountability in supervision and regulation so that financial firms can operate under a coherent set of rules and expectations," and "certainty to everybody, from bankers to farmers to business owners to consumers."


Morrison & Foerster LLP | United Kingdom | 3 Aug 2010

UK Treasury consultation on the new financial regulatory structure in the UK

On 26 July 2010, HM Treasury (“HMT”) published a consultation paper entitled “A New Approach to Financial Regulation: Judgement, Focus and Stability.”


Dentons | United Kingdom | 11 Jun 2010

Chancellor speaks on economy and change

George Osborne spoke on proposals to improve the economy and change financial regulation.