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SEC director steps down, CFTC reshuffles departments

The US Commodities Futures Trading Commission has reshuffled four departments, while the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s international affairs office is leaving the agency.

04 November 2020

GCs move at Credit Suisse and HSBC

Credit Suisse has named a new general counsel for investment banking after 24-year veteran Natalia Nicolaidis’ departed to set up her own consulting firm; while HSBC has hired Barclays’ former general counsel Bob Hoyt.

02 November 2020

Community round-up: Promotions at Ashurst and FinCEN

Ashurst has named two new partners in its London and Sydney offices, while the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has appointed a new associate director to lead its policy division.

20 October 2020

Reserve Bank of India names new regulatory chief

The Reserve Bank of India has appointed a new deputy governor with responsibility for its regulatory activities, as it faces calls from a former supreme court justice for increased transparency and accountability in its decision-making.

14 October 2020

ADGM set to adopt UNCITRAL electronic transaction rules

The Abu Dhabi Global Market’s financial regulator has named a new chief executive, as the free zone consults on new UNCITRAL-based electronic transaction rules.

01 October 2020

Community round-up: hires at Simpson Thacher, Herzog, and Two Birds

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is set to hire a partner from Clifford Chance in its London office; Israeli firm Herzog Fox & Neeman has hired an old hand from Bank Leumi; and Bird & Bird has tapped a Norton Rose Fulbright partner to lead its financial regulation practice in Dubai.

28 September 2020

Community round-up: departures at MAS and FCA

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and the Monetary Authority of Singapore have both announced the departures of key names.

22 September 2020

Community round-up: Libra names second GC in three months, ESMA names CCP committee

O’Melveny & Myers partner Stevan Bunnell has joined Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Libra as chief legal officer, while the European Securities and Markets Authority has nominated members for the central counterparties supervision committee formed under last year’s EMIR revision.

04 September 2020

SEC commissioner confirmed as enforcement co-director departs

The co-director of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division Steven Peikin is set to step down, as the regulator welcomes new commissioner Caroline Crenshaw following her senate confirmation.

12 August 2020

Community round-up: Japan FSA hires Basel alumnus; US SEC names emerging risks director

Japan’s Financial Services Authority has appointed a former secretary-general of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision as its new head, while the US Securities and Exchange Commission has established an emerging risk examination team under newly-appointed associate director Adam Storch.

30 July 2020

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