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Positier Investor Testing
The Investor Advocate Report also included a report on the newly developed research initiative POSITIER (Policy Oriented Stakeholder and Investor Testing for Innovative and Effective Regulation).
United States
25 Jan 2019
Nasdaq Shareholder Vote Rule
As we previously blogged, The Nasdaq Stock Market filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission an amendment to its shareholder vote rule, often referred to as the 20% rule.
United States
25 Oct 2018
Control Agreements — Avoiding a Potential Pitfall
In the wake of the recent financial crisis, it has become apparent that in many respects cash is indeed king, particularly as a form of collateral.
United States
1 Jun 2010
Sold: The Return of Seller Financing for Commercial Real Estate?
Since late 2008, the global financial markets have been under incredible, and perhaps unprecedented, strain. Lenders have decreased their lending activity, in part as a result of the collapse in value of commercial mortgage-backed securities and derivatives.
United States
1 Mar 2010
OTC Derivatives — In the Crosshairs of Regulatory Change, Part II
Over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives have drawn a heavy dose of politicians’ ire during the current financial downturn.
United States
22 Jun 2009
National Regulatory System Proposed For US Insurance Industry
Citing the ongoing economic crisis and the US government’s bailout of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), Representatives Melissa Bean (D-IL) and Ed Royce (R-CA) have introduced the National Insurance Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 1880) ("NICPA" or the "Act") in the US House of Representatives
United States
18 May 2009
Treasury Department Issues Guidance on Build America Bonds
On April 3, 2009, the Treasury Department released Notice 2009-26, which provides guidance on the “Build America Bond” provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
United States
16 Apr 2009
The Rubber Hits the Road for the Term Asset-Backed Loan Facility
Marketing is almost complete for the first funding under the Term Asset-Backed Loan Facility (TALF). Key dates for the first and second fundings are:
United States
20 Mar 2009
Basel Committee Issues Risk-Based Capital Proposals Responding to Market Crisis
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has proposed amendments to the Basel II Capital Accord.
United States
23 Feb 2009
Proposed Law Would Require SEC Registration and Filings, and Anti-Money Laundering Procedures for Certain Private Investment Funds (and Possibly SEC Registration for their Advisers)
On January 29, 2009, a bill was introduced in the US Senate (the “Transparency Act”), which, if it were to become law, would require certain private investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, private real estate funds, securitization vehicles, and family offices, among others, with $50 million or more in assets or assets under management, to register with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) as investment companies (albeit subject to lighter regulation than t
United States
13 Feb 2009
State Aid: European Commission Issues Communication on Recapitalization of Financial Institutions
In the past two months, the European Commission (“Commission”) has approved a great number of national schemes for stabilizing the financial sector as well as individual recapitalization measures.
European Union
15 Dec 2008
US Federal Reserve Announces Programs To Reduce Consumer Borrowing Costs; Extends Earlier Liquidity Measures
On November 25, 2008, the US Federal Reserve announced two new programs aimed at enhancing the availability, and lowering the cost, of consumer finance and small business loans:
United States
8 Dec 2008
Considerations For 2008 Compensation Disclosure
Public companies preparing their third year of executive compensation disclosure under the relatively new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requirements are doing so in an environment where executive compensation has become an important and very visible component of federal government bailout programs.
United States
8 Dec 2008
FDIC Adopts Interim Rule on Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program
On October 23, 2008, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) adopted an interim final rule (the Interim Rule) establishing the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program (TLG Program).
United States
27 Oct 2008
Small Business Participation in EESA Contracting
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has issued a notice regarding small business participation in contracts to implement the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) authorized by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA).
United States
20 Oct 2008
European Commission State Aid Guidelines on National Measures for Banks in Crisis
Following the 12th October Eurogroup declaration, the European Commission (“Commission”) published on 13th October a new Communication on the application of state aid rules to measures by EU Member States in relation to financial institutions in the context of the current global financial crisis (“Guidelines”).
20 Oct 2008
US Treasury Announces TARP Capital Purchase Program; IRS Issues Related Tax Guidance
On October 14, 2008, the United States Department of the Treasury (Treasury) announced a Capital Purchase Program (the “Program”), through which Treasury will purchase up to US$250 billion of senior preferred shares of certain qualifying financial institutions.
United States
17 Oct 2008
SEC Takes Formal Rulemaking Action Regarding Short Sales
On October 14, 2008, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued three formal rulemaking orders effectively extending the “naked short selling” rules implemented under an emergency order issued on September 17, 2008 (the “September Emergency Order”).
United States
17 Oct 2008
US Energy Tax Implications Of The Economic Stabilization Act Of 2008
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (the “Act”) contains numerous extensions, additions, and modifications of certain renewable and other energy tax credits.
United States
15 Oct 2008
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act Of 2008
On October 3, 2008, President Bush signed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (the “EESA” or the “Act”) into law.
United States
13 Oct 2008
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