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Bank of Russia simplifies procedures for issuing securities and disclosing information

On 11 May 2020, a new Bank of Russia Regulation* “On Standards for the Issuance of Securities” (the “Regulation on Issuance Standards”) came into…

02 July 2020

Volcker Rule changes will expand banks’ investment abilities

Five federal regulatory agencies - the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Commodity…

01 July 2020

SEC puts LIBOR transition testing in focus

In anticipation of LIBOR discontinuation, the SEC will begin examining transition progress…

30 June 2020

The one-two punch to Madden - FDIC, following the OCC, finalises its regulation clarifying the Valid-When-Made doctrine

Among growing concern about the long-term implications of Second Circuit’s decision in Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC and other cases following it…

30 June 2020

European Parliament adopts the Taxonomy Regulation

Another milestone on the EU's path to achieving the goal of a climate neutral union was reached on 18 June 2020, as the EU Parliament adopted new…

29 June 2020

Volcker Rule 2.0 — impact of final rule on CLOs

On June 25, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S…

29 June 2020

Consumer lending and risk diversification: the potential market for credit securitization and credit derivatives in Nigeria

Nigeria is inadvertently developing a tradeable underlying asset in credit obligations. The Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) drive to push bank loans…

23 June 2020

Key lessons learned as UK’s AML regulator shows its teeth

Only four months after the the United Kingdom’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) issued a £20.47 million penalty against Standard…

23 June 2020

Estonia’s cryptocurrency crackdown

Syedur Rahman of Rahman Ravelli outlines the Estonian authorities’ tougher new approach to cryptoassets. Estonia has cancelled 500 cryptocurrency…

23 June 2020

A framework for synthetic STS securitisation - A snapshot of recent developments

In May 2020, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its long-awaited report (EBA/OP/2020/07) (EBA/OP/2020/07) on the feasibility of extending…

23 June 2020

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