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Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 3 Feb 2017
Investment Management Legal Regulatory Update - February 2017
On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor...
Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 29 Sep 2011
SEC proposes Dodd-Frank conflicts of interest rules
On September 19, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission released a proposed rule (“Proposed Rule 127B”) implementing the conflicts of interest provisions of section 621 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, which added a new section 27B to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 24 May 2011
Dodd-Frank Act rulemaking update: SEC proposal for removal of certain references to credit ratings in Rules 101 and 102 of Regulation M
On April 27, 2011, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed amendments to five rules and one form under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) to remove all references to credit ratings and substitute alternative standards of creditworthiness.
Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 9 Dec 2010
Great power, great responsibility
On November 16, 2010, after consulting with the federal banking agencies, the Federal Reserve Board requested comment on a proposed rule to implement the Volcker Rule, which is designed to restrict banks from making certain investments and activities.
Morrison & Foerster LLP | Global | 25 Oct 2010
BCBS principles for enhancing corporate governance
On 4 October 2010, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (“BCBS”) published a set of principles for enhancing corporate governance in banks (the “Principles”).
Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 6 Oct 2010
Financial Stability Oversight Council seeks public comments and input for Volcker Rule study and recommendations
On Friday, October 1, 2010, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) held its inaugural meeting at the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. The FSOC, established under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), is charged with identifying threats to the financial stability of the United States; promoting market discipline; and responding to emerging risks to the stability of the United States financial system.
Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 21 Sep 2010
Senate committee hearing on covered bonds
The Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs of the U.S. Senate held a hearing on covered bonds on September 15.
Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 1 Apr 2010
Covered bond legislation: is the fourth time the charm?
On March 18, 2010, Representative Scott Garrett (R-NJ) introduced a covered bond bill for the fourth time since the start of the financial crisis.
Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 2 Mar 2010
Bailout taxing on big banks
President Obama's proposed Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee would be levied against the debts of financial firms with over $50 billion in consolidated assets.
Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 3 Feb 2010
Is bigger better? To tap, or not to tap? (re-openings)
Frequent issuers of debt securities often want the option of "re-opening" a series of debt securities.