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Proposed Bad Actor Disqualification Act Of 2019 And SEC Statement On Contemporaneous Settlement Offers And Waiver Requests
Last month, Representative Maxine Waters, chair of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced a bill entitled Bad Actor Disqualification Act of 2019
United States
26 Jul 2019
Commissioner Peirce On Women On Boards
On June 28, 2019, Commissioner Peirce of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") delivered a speech entitled "Baby on Board" at the Society for Corporate Governance National Conference.
United States
12 Jul 2019
PCAOB Staff Guidance On Critical Audit Matters
In previous blog posts, we have discussed PCAOB Staff Guidance on the basics of critical audit matters (CAMs)
United States
25 Jun 2019
Voluntary Compliance With New Mining Disclosure Rules Prior To Completion Of EDGAR Reprogramming
On October 31, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") adopted new property disclosure requirements for mining company registrants.
United States
5 Jun 2019
Refresher: Structured Products: A Framework For Post-Approval Review
Many issuers and their affiliated broker-dealers have an elaborate new product approval process, but may focus less time on the post-approval review.
United States
28 Jan 2019
New QFC Stay Rules Affect Dealer Agreements And Distribution Agreements
Starting in 2019, U.S. globally systemically important banking organizations ("GSIBs") and their subsidiaries worldwide, as well as the U.S. subsidiaries, branches and agencies of foreign GSIBs
United States
25 Jan 2019
United Kingdom Financial Services Legislation In The Aftermath Of A No-Deal Brexit—What Potential Changes To UK Securities Laws And Regulations Should Issuers Of Securities Be Aware Of?
A significant portion of the law and regulation applicable in the United Kingdom (the "UK") pre-Brexit is derived from the European Union ("EU").
European Union
25 Jan 2019
FDIC Announces Review Of Brokered Deposits And Requests Comments
On December 18, 2018, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the "FDIC") published an advance notice of proposed rule-making and request for comments (the "Notice") in connection
United States
25 Jan 2019
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
SEC Investor Advocate Report On Activities For Fiscal Year 2018: Survey Results Regarding Investment Advice
The Office of the Investor Advocate released its "Report on Activities for the Fiscal Year 2018" (the "Report").2 During the 2018 fiscal year, the Investor Advocate focused significant attention
United States
25 Jan 2019
How Does An Index Split?
We are all familiar with forward and reverse stock splits of common stock and shares of exchange-traded funds, and the related anti-dilution provisions contained in structured notes linked to those underliers.
United States
24 Jan 2019
Responses To ISDA's Proposals For IBOR Replacements: A Step Toward Certainty For LIBOR Notes
In July 2018, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. published a consultation on options for calculating adjusted risk-free rates and spread adjustments to be used as fallbacks in derivatives contracts ...
United States
24 Jan 2019
OCIE Risk Alert On Electronic Messaging
The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations released a Risk Alert on December 14, 2018 encouraging investment advisers to review their Investment Advisers Act of 1940 ...
United States
22 Jan 2019
REVERSEinquiries, Volume 1, Issue 8
REVERSEinquiries is Mayer Brown's structured and market-linked products-focused newsletter.
United States
13 Dec 2018
Product Intervention – A New Tool In EU Securities Regulation
"Product intervention" means that regulators have the power to ban or restrict certain types of financial instruments or activities, for example, by imposing restrictions on the type of investors to which certain financial instruments ...
United States
1 Nov 2018
ISDA Benchmark Supplement
Introduction to the ISDA Benchmarks Supplement.
European Union
31 Oct 2018
NASAA Releases Annual Enforcement Report 2018
The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released its 2018 Enforcement Report based on 2017 data collected from 51 NASAA US members.
United States
30 Oct 2018
FINRA Releases Report On The Rise Of RegTech
RegTech may be particularly helpful as FINRA members begin to engage in electronic structured products trading platforms.
United States
29 Oct 2018
Congress Urges SEC To Revise Regulation Best Interest
The legislators are concerned that proposed Regulation BI relies heavily on disclosures to investors without any evidence suggesting that these disclosures would be effective.
United States
26 Oct 2018
SEC Director Blass's Congressional Testimony
The Relationship Summary would require broker-dealers and investment advisers to disclose in a succinct manner their relationships with retail investors.
United States
25 Oct 2018
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