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House Financial Services Committee holds mark-up on Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2009

Following the passage of the OTC Derivatives Markets Act of 2009, the House Financial Services Committee began the mark-up of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009, H.R. 3126, which was circulated by Chairman Frank late last month


G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors meet to discuss global economic recovery
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Global
  • November 9 2009

As a follow-up to the G-20 summit held in Pittsburgh in September, the G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors met this weekend in Scotland to discuss the G-20's new approach to economic cooperation


House Financial Services Subcommittee holds hearing on impact of credit scores and reports on consumers
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2010

Yesterday, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled "Keeping Score on Credit Scores: An Overview of Credit Scores, Credit Reports and their Impact on Consumers"


Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issues final paper on good practice principles on supervisory colleges
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Global
  • October 12 2010

Today, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued a set of principles aimed at promoting and strengthening the operation of supervisory colleges, set forth in the final version of its paper entitled "Good Practice Principles on Supervisory Colleges."


Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on government actions related to AIG
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2009

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, chaired by Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT), held a hearing entitled “American International Group (AIG): Examining What Went Wrong, Government Intervention, and Implications for Future Regulation.”


Ecofin Council adopts conclusions on capital requirements, remuneration policies and public finances
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union
  • November 11 2009

Yesterday, the E.U.'s Economic and Financial Affairs Council adopted various conclusions with respect to capital requirements and remuneration policies in the financial services sector, and the sustainability of public finances


House Judiciary Subcommittee holds hearing on voluntary mortgage modifications
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2009

Today, the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing entitled "Home Foreclosures: Will Voluntary Mortgage Modifications Help Families Save Their Homes? Part II," in which various witnesses discussed the effectiveness of the government's efforts to prevent additional mortgage foreclosures and encourage modifications of existing loans


Federal Reserve announces Reserve Bank income and transfers to U.S. Treasury for 2009
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2010

Today, the Federal Reserve Board announced preliminary unaudited results confirming that the regional Reserve Banks had paid approximately $46.1 billion of their estimated 2009 net income of $52.1 billion to the U.S. Treasury, after providing for the payment of $1.4 billion in statutory dividends to member banks and using $4.6 billion to equate surplus to paid-in capital


FRBNY releases additional information on assets acquired by Maiden Lane entities
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2010

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) publicly released additional information related to the three Maiden Lane entities, which were formed to acquire certain assets of Bear Stearns and to facilitate the restructuring of the government's financial support of AIG


G-8 Finance Ministers propose framework to strengthen global financial and economic cooperation at meeting
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Global
  • June 15 2009

Following its two-day meeting in Lecce, Italy, the G8 Finance Ministers released a statement over the weekend acknowledging the coordinated efforts taken by international community to address the global economic crisis and focusing on the actions that must be taken in the months ahead to ensure "the soundness of systemically important institutions" and that "consumer and investor confidence is fully restored and that growth is underpinned by stable financial markets and strong fundamentals."