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Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 31 Jul 2013

SEC adopts final rules eliminating prohibition on general solicitation and general advertising; impact on private funds

On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved final rules to implement changes mandated by the Jumpstart Our Business


Alston & Bird LLP | European Union | 15 Jun 2010

European Commission launches public consultation on reform to OTC derivatives, short selling and credit default swaps

Yesterday, the Internal Market and Services Directorate General of the European Commission (EC) launched another public consultation seeking additional input from "all interested stakeholders" regarding the policy actions the EC intends to take to "address the problems of OTC derivatives markets," as outlined in the EC's October 2009 Consultation document.


Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 15 Jun 2010

House-Senate Conference Committee begins negotiations on financial regulatory reform legislation

Today, the House-Senate Conference Committee (Conference Committee) met for its first day of negotiations on the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010, focusing on the following Titles of the Senate base text.


Alston & Bird LLP | European Union | 2 Jun 2010

European Commission proposes amendments to credit rating agency rules and launches public consultation on corporate governance reform

Today, the European Commission proposed amendments to European Union rules on credit rating agencies (CRA) to "ensure efficient and centralised supervision at the European level, and increase transparency on entities requesting the ratings so that all agencies have access to the same information."


Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 28 May 2010

NYSE publishes Information Memorandum on proposed circuit breaker rules

Yesterday, the NYSE published an Information Memorandum to answer frequently asked questions concerning proposed NYSE Rule 80C and NYSE Amex Equities Rule 80C, which would enable the NYSE to "pause trading in an individual security listed on the exchange if the price moves by 10 as compared to prices of that security in the preceding five-minute period during a trading day."


Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 21 May 2010

Projected costs of TARP decrease by $11.4 billion

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury notified Congress that the projected cost of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) has decreased by $11.4 billion to $105.4 billion since submission of the President’s FY 2011 Budget.


Alston & Bird LLP | USA, European Union | 10 May 2010

European Union announces comprehensive package of measures to preserve financial stability; ECB to undertake purchases of Euro area debt; Federal Reserve re-establishes US dollar swap facilities

Yesterday, in the "wake of the crisis" in Greece, the Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) Council and member states adopted a "comprehensive package of measures to preserve financial stability in Europe."


Alston & Bird LLP | European Union | 12 Apr 2010

ECB publishes annual report on the European financial integration process

Today, the European Central Bank (ECB) published its fourth annual Report on Financial Integration in Europe.


Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 11 Mar 2010

Connecticut Attorney General sues Moody's and Standard & Poor's

Yesterday, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced separate lawsuits against Moody's and Standard & Poor's, two of the nation's largest credit rating agencies, for "knowingly assigning tainted credit ratings to risky investments backed by sub-prime loans."


Alston & Bird LLP | Global | 2 Mar 2010

Bank for International Settlements publishes Quarterly Review

Yesterday, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) published the BIS Quarterly Review to provide an overview of recent developments in financial markets.

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