US fintech Ripple Labs has told the US Securities and Exchange Commission it lacks jurisdiction to regulate its digital coin as a security, a month after the regulator filed a billion-dollar lawsuit.
03 February 2021
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has hired the SEC’s former international affairs director Raquel Fox as a partner in its Washington, DC office.
21 January 2021
The US Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Brian Brooks, is stepping down – finalising the controversial “fair access” rule on his final day in office – as former CFTC chair Gary Gensler is reportedly being tapped to head the SEC.
14 January 2021
The United States’ Securities and Exchange Commission is set to lose both its general counsel and the director of its trading and markets division, only weeks after the regulator’s chair Jay Clayton announced he would be stepping down before the end of his five-year term.
16 December 2020
Joe Biden has defeated Donald Trump to become the United States’ next president – triggering an overhaul of the federal government and its regulatory agencies. What can banking regulation practitioners around the world expect from the new administration?
19 November 2020
US president-elect Joe Biden has named former CFTC chair Gary Gensler to head up a task force charged with organising the handover of power at the United States’ financial regulatory agencies – with figures specialising in fintech and corporate governance among the new team members.
11 November 2020
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
The five US financial regulatory agencies responsible for the administration of the Volcker Rule have issued a notice of proposed rulemaking, as they move closer to altering restrictions on private fund investments by banks.
06 March 2020
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