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Financial services - legislative and regulatory
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

As the clock continues to tick down on the U.S.‘s deadline for breaching its debt ceiling, President Obama stepped into the fray by publicly reprimanding Republicans for their lack of action on the issue.


Financial services regulatory reform update - June 24, 2011
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • June 24 2011

After a couple of relatively light weeks, driven in large part by the fact that it has seemed like the House and the Senate have rarely been in session at the same time during the past month, this past week saw an explosion of activity.


Schapiro outlines priorities for post Dodd-Frank regulatory agenda
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

In remarks before the Investment Company Institute, SEC Chair Mary Schapiro said the agency will be renewing its focus on non-Dodd-Frank related issues this summer.


Financial services regulatory reform update
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

Once again the news this week was dominated by debate surrounding the federal budget, deficit reduction and the looming vote to extend the debt ceiling.


Money market funds participate in SEC roundtable
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

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.


SEC commissioner says agency will revisit mutual fund Rule 12b-1
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • May 6 2011

On April 29, SEC Commissioner Elisse Walter said that the agency will revisit a July 2010 proposal to reform Rule 12b-1 which regulates mutual fund distribution fees.


Key house financial services leaders follow up grilling of FSOC to make bipartisan call for fed to resubmit sifi rule
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • May 6 2011

On May 4, in a letter to the FSOC, the Chairman and Ranking member of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation urged Council members to resubmit the proposed rule that lays out the criteria for designating non-bank systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs).