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The Bank for International Settlements published a Report that found that changes in the availability and cost of repurchase agreement financing are affecting the ability of repo markets to support the financial system.
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The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group ("CME") announced that it intends to close its London-based derivatives exchange and clearing house by year-end 2017.
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CFTC Acting Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo appointed N. Charles "Charlie" Thornton III to be Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs.
Mayer Brown
On the theory that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac cannot remain in conservatorship forever, on April 20, 2017, the Mortgage Bankers Association issued a proposal for reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, titled ...
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
The next generation of liquid alternative products should focus on what asset allocators need in their portfolios, according to a report from alternative investment manager Beachhead Capital Management.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
The Fund, through its investment in the Master Fund, will indirectly bear the management fees and carried interest allocations (or equivalent) of the Portfolio Funds...
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Peter Driscoll, acting director of the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, said the agency is exploring ways to strengthen compliance at independent advisers.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
American Century Investments added to its liquid alternative investment line-up with the AC Alternatives Disciplined Long Short Fund. The
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According to an Accenture poll, 89% of compliance executives with global financial services firms expect their companies to foot a much steeper bill to address compliance issues within the next couple of years.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
BlackRock is planning to overhaul its actively managed equity funds to create an increased focus on machines and algorithms, as investors continue to shift towards lower cost passive funds.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Senator Toomey is requesting the GAO ruling in order to require that the Leveraged Lending Guidance be resubmitted to the current Congress for review.
Troutman Sanders LLP
At the end of January, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published its Prepaid Rule – Small Entity Compliance Guide.
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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago ("Chicago Fed") published a staff policy paper highlighting the major business model and risk profile differences between central counterparties ("CCPs") and banks.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The Internal Revenue Service has revised its regulations concerning the use of tax-exempt financing to reimburse expenditures made prior to the date of the financing.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On April 4, 2017, the Department of Labor issued a final rule delaying the applicability date of its "fiduciary rule" and related exemptions to June 9, 2017.
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Echoing last year's opinion in Sivolella, finding no liability for allegedly excessive fees charged by Axa advisers to mutual fund investors, the District of New Jersey again ruled in favor of...
Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C.
A Section 475(f) election might be beneficial for a fund experiencing losses in 2017 or possibly where a fund has significant net unrealized losses coming into 2017.
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Wells Fargo issued findings from an independent investigation into the bank's retail sales practices. The investigators determined that "cultural, structural and leadership" factors were the root causes of the improper sales practices.
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The CFTC released the agenda for the next Market Risk Advisory Committee ("MRAC") meeting.
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The CFTC Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight granted relief from the requirements of CFTC Rule 30.7 to two subsidiaries of holding companies.
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The new CFTC Director of the Division of Market Oversight ("DMO"), Amir Zaidi, discussed a shift in priorities within the division, and described structural changes that will affect the DMO...
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The Corporate Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association released groundbreaking draft legislation proposing to amend several sections of the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL).
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One of the regulatory pillars of the EMIR is the requirement for parties to collateralize the marked-to-market exposure in over-the-counter derivatives transactions that are not cleared by a central clearing system.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
While closed-end real estate private equity funds (Real Estate Funds) are generally structured similarly to traditional private equity funds, there are several key differences.
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A complaint filed March 23 by the bankruptcy trustee for Lam Cloud Management, LLC in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey challenges two small business financing models:
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The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the "OCC") has released for public comment its proposed Licensing Manual Supplement (the "Supplement") for evaluating charter applications...
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The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued guidance this week stating that it will not approve any fintech national bank application that would "inappropriately commingle banking and commerce,"...
Duane Morris LLP
Since late last year, many banks in California, New York and Pennsylvania have received demand letters from two law firms that claim the websites of those banks violate Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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