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Financial Services Report – Fall 2019
We start this issue with a feeling of déjà vu all over again. Decisions made during the mortgage crisis are back in the news with a powerhouse legal ruling and the Treasury's
United States
23 Sep 2019
4
FAQs About Real Estate Investment Trusts
In the last 60 years, the U.S. REIT industry has grown significantlly and provides all investors with the benefits of commercial real estate investments.
United States
29 Jul 2019
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Matters That Matter: Monthly Pro Bono Roundup
MoFo pro bono lawyers pour their hearts and souls — and hours — into a variety of worthy projects. And, no matter the result, our attorneys always leave behind a mark on the clients
Hong Kong
15 Jul 2019
6
Impact Links: Canada Bans Single-Use Plastic; Britain Launches Impact Investing Institute; Omidyar's Education Investments; Temasek's New Impact Fund
What do boards need to know about sustainability ratings? Silda Wall Spitzer and John Mandyck discuss in the Harvard Business Review.
United States
24 Jun 2019
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Impact Links: Generation IM Closes $1B Fund; Nasdaq Launches ESG Guide; Catalyst Opportunity Zone Fund; Vanguard's Newest ESG Fund; S&P 500 ESG Index
Generation Investment Management announced a newly closed $1 billion Sustainable Solutions Fund for growth investments.
United States
11 Jun 2019
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Financial Services Report – Spring 2019
The FDIC announced a "comprehensive review [of its] regulatory approach to brokered deposits and interest rate caps" for banks that are not "well-capitalized" with the release of an APNR.
United States
18 Mar 2019
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Insider Trading - 2018 Annual Review
"The crime of insider trading is a straightforward concept that some courts have somehow managed to complicate."
United States
24 Jan 2019
10
Financial Services Report – Winter 2018
In between holiday shopping and merriment, we here at the Financial Services Report are pondering what's in a name. Not much, said Shakespeare.
United States
14 Dec 2018
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Financial Services Report – Winter 2017
The holidays came early for the financial services industry. First, the Senate voted to repeal the CFPB's rule banning class waivers in arbitration agreements in consumer financial contracts.
United States
12 Dec 2017
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Morrison & Foerster Submits A New Comment Letter To ESMA Related To The AIFMD(Morrison & Foerster/Ito & Mitomi)
Since going into effect in 2013, the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the "AIFMD") has imposed significant limitations on the marketing of J-REITs to European investors...
United States
28 Apr 2017
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Financial Services Report – Spring 2017
In like a lion, out like a lamb—it works for weather; does it work for new administrations?
United States
27 Mar 2017
14
SEC Staff Discusses Investment Company Reporting Modernization And Asset Management Industry Trends At SEC Speaks In 2017 Conference
On February 24, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management (the "Staff") participated in a panel at the Practising Law Institute's SEC Speaks in 2017 conference.
United States
10 Mar 2017
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SEC Staff Discusses Current Initiatives Related To Investment Advisers At SEC Speaks In 2017 Conference
On February 24, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management (the "Staff") participated in a panel at the Practising Law Institute's SEC Speaks in 2017 conference.
United States
9 Mar 2017
16
Trump Signs Executive Order On Core Principles For Regulating The United States Financial System
On February 3, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order outlining his core principles for regulating the United States financial system.
United States
15 Feb 2017
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A Financial Services Glossary: Making Sense Of The Alphabet Soup
Several years have now passed since the financial crisis and the onslaught of regulations intended to prevent a future crisis.
United States
1 Nov 2016
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D.C. Circuit Rules CFPB Unconstitutional, And Wrong On RESPA
The D.C. Circuit held that the single-director structure of the CFPB violates Article II of the United States Constitution, and added important substantive rulings on the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
United States
19 Oct 2016
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Financial Services Report – Fall 2016
Read on for news about the CFPB's largest assessment of civil money penalties, the Supreme Court's decision to hear the latest effort of municipalities to hold mortgage lenders responsible for lost tax revenue due to foreclosures, and the latest on the Privacy Shield.
United States
22 Sep 2016
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Financial Services Report – Summer 2016
It's summertime and, as Gershwin said, the livin' is easy. Looking for a little beach reading? How about 1,333 pages of CFPB-proposed payday lending rulemaking hot off the presses?
United States
15 Jun 2016
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