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International Shipping Finance Goes Green
On June 18, 2019, a group of major ship finance banks1 announced the launch of the "Poseidon Principles," a framework for global responsible shipping finance.
United States
4 Jul 2019
The Trickle Before the Flood? SEC Filings with LIBOR Fallbacks for Syndicated Loans Steadily Rising
With global governmental authorities increasingly encouraging financial transaction parties to ramp up their preparation for LIBOR cessation, we have observed that a number of our clients are beginning to incorporate...
United States
1 Jul 2019
The ARRC's Final Fallback Language Recommendations For New LIBOR Syndicated Loans
During the past month, the Alternative Reference Rates Committee ("ARRC") has published its final recommendations for LIBOR fallback language for floating rate notes, syndicated loans, securitizations, and bilateral loans.
United States
7 Jun 2019
Blue Bonds Floated, Adding The Latest Color To The Sustainability Finance Palette Wheel
Following the inaugural sovereign blue bond1 issuance by the Republic of Seychelles last October, there have been two recent blue bond announcements.
United States
22 May 2019
The ARRC's Final Recommendations For New Fallbacks For LIBOR Floating Rate Notes
On April 25, 2019, the Alternative Reference Rates Committee ("ARRC") published "ARRC Recommendations Regarding More Robust Fallback Language for New Issuances of LIBOR Floating Rate Notes" ("ARRC Recommendations").
United States
17 May 2019
ARRC Releases Fallback Language For Syndicated Loans And Floating Rate Notes
On April 25th, the Alternative Reference Rates Committee, an advisory committee of the New York Federal Reserve Bank (ARRC),
United States
15 May 2019
Utility Tariff Bonds For Coal and Other Electrical Generating Plant Retirements In Montana?
Montana may be, like New Mexico and possibly Colorado,1 permitting utility tariff bonds related to certain electrical generating plant retirements.
United States
26 Apr 2019
Utility Tariff Bonds For Storm Recovery In North CarolinaŚComing To Your State Soon?
Joining other coastal states (including Florida, Louisiana and Texas1), North Carolina (NC) is considering permitting utility tariff bonds for storm recovery.
United States
25 Apr 2019
Connecticut Green Bank Monetizes Solar Renewable Energy Certificates In A Rated Securitization
According to a related presale report (and as had been announced in an earlier request for proposal), the Connecticut Green Bank (Green Bank)
United States
28 Mar 2019
Keeping PACE With The Market: CFPB Seeks Information For PACE Financing For Possible Regulations
On March 4, 2019, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau ("CFPB" or "Bureau") issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comments related to Property Assessed Clean Energy ("PACE")
United States
18 Mar 2019
Safe Harbor For The Distribution Of Research Reports
On November 30, 2018, the SEC adopted a new rule 1 establishing a non-exclusive research report safe harbor for unaffiliated brokers or dealers that publish or distribute research reports...
United States
15 Jan 2019
International Loan Markets Trade Groups Announce Extended Green Loan Principles
On December 11, 2018, the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), the Loan Market Association (LMA) and the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA)
United States
20 Dec 2018
SEC Expands Safe Harbor To Promote Research On Investment Funds
On November 30, 2018, the SEC adopted a new rule establishing a non-exclusive research report safe harbor for unaffiliated brokers or dealers that publish or distribute research reports regarding qualifying investment funds.
United States
10 Dec 2018
Catastrophic Wildfire RecoveryŚNewest Type Of Utility Tariff Bond
With Governor Brown's approval on September 21, 2018, California's SB 901
United States
29 Nov 2018
CFTC Permanently Sets The Swap Dealer De Minimis Threshold At $8 Billion And Determines Not To Adopt Other Proposed Changes
On November 5, 2018, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") finalized an amendment to the de minimis exception within the swap dealer ("SD") definition ("SD Threshold Amendment").
United States
22 Nov 2018
Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World (Of Leveraged Lending And Other Supervisory Guidance) Is Today)
With apologies to the Temptations, the title to their classic song seems to apply to the current state of leveraged lending and other supervisory guidance issued by various regulatory agencies...
United States
16 Nov 2018
US Banking Agencies Propose Changes To Calculation Of Derivative Contract Exposures Under Regulatory Capital Rules
A perennial challenge in the prudential regulation of banks' derivatives activities has been the development of uniform, administrable, yet adequately risk-sensitive standardized methods for calculating derivatives exposures for use in prudential ratios.
United States
15 Nov 2018
Court Finds That Virtual Currency Is A CommodityŚFor The Time Being
On September 26, 2018, a US federal court found that virtual currency constitutes a class of items that are commodities under the Commodity Exchange Act
United States
12 Nov 2018
The Recent Golub Capital BDC No-Action Letter: Certainly Welcome, But Was It Really Necessary?
The September 7, 2018 Golub Capital BDC no-action letter (Golub letter) issued by the Division of Investment Management (IM) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
United States
17 Sep 2018
US Bank Regulators Propose "Net Stable Funding Ratio" Rule To Enhance Financial System Resiliency
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System...
United States
11 May 2016
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