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Good News! New 409A Regulations (Yes, Really!) - Part 5: If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It (and Other Minor Changes)
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Bryan Cave)
  • USA
  • August 2 2016

On the TV show Futurama, the aged proprietor of the delivery company Planet Express, Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, had a habit of entering a room

New IRS Regulations Under Section 409A
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2016

The IRS recently issued amendments of the final regulations under Code Section 409A (while I was out of the country on vacation). The IRS last issued

Irish domiciled UCITS moved to restricted investments status by Chilean regulator
  • Dechert LLP
  • Chile
  • September 1 2011

Irish domiciled UCITS funds (“Irish funds”) today were disapproved for general investment by the Chilean Pensions Regulator, Comisión Clasificadora de Riesgo (the “CCR”).

DOL extends filing deadline for 2011 VETS-100100A Reports; financial institutions will no longer sell U.S. savings bonds in 2012 & may no longer be federal contractors
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2011

Due to technical problems with its online registration and filing system, the Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the filing deadline for 2011 VETS-100100A Reports from September 30, 2011 to November 30, 2011.

S&P rating downgrade may cause headaches for pension plans
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2011

Are we having fun yet?.

Plan fiduciary action in wake of U.S. credit downgrade and global market fluctuations
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2011

In the wake of a recent downgrade in our nation's credit rating and global market fluctuations, fiduciaries of employee benefit plans may be required to take immediate action to ensure that plan investments are made in accordance with plan policies and to otherwise discharge their fiduciary duties.

Looming potential downgrade of U.S. government securities may require action by employee benefit plan fiduciaries
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2011

As our Great Nation breathed what for most of us was a huge collective sigh of relief yesterday evening, President Obama and Congressional leaders finally announced a deal for emergency legislation to end the stalemate over the nation's "debt ceiling" crisis.

OECD issues working paper on the EU stress test and sovereign debt exposures
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union
  • August 13 2010

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has issued the fourth of its Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions working paper series, entitled "The EU Stress Test and Sovereign Debt Exposures.

UK Emergency Budget report summary
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2010

Set out below is a high-level summary of some of the significant changes announced in the Emergency Budget on 22nd June 2010.

Regulator's statement to trustees on securities lending
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 29 2010

The practice of securities lending is also often referred to as stock lending (although it can involve a variety of asset classes) and refers to the lending of securities by one party to another.