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Be Careful What You Tell the Rating Agencies – Regulation FD Revised

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This SEC revised Regulation FD to implement Section 939B of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, which requires that the SEC amend Regulation FD to remove the specific exemption from the rule for disclosures made to nationally recognized statistical rating organizations and credit rating agencies... Read More

Topics: Banking, Insurance, Public Companies and Securities

Chairman Sheds Light on CFTC Rulemakings in Remarks to Chamber of Commerce

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In remarks before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce yesterday, CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler discussed several aspects of the Commission’s implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. According to the Chairman, the Commission is following two guiding principles with respect to its rule-writing process. The first principle, which should come as no surprise,... Read More

Topics: Banking, Derivatives, Energy, Insurance

SEC Rulemaking Schedule Addresses Derivatives Trading

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The SEC’s recently released rulemaking schedule for implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act includes a schedule for implementing the derivatives trading provisions of the Act. Generally speaking, the agency plans to propose derivatives trading rules during the period from October to December 2010, including rules to address the following: – Definitions... Read More

Topics: Banking, Derivatives, Energy, Insurance, Uncategorized

SEC Proposes Rules on Window Dressing

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The SEC issued proposed rules on short-term borrowing disclosures.  Separately, the SEC issued an interpretive release on the presentation of liquidity and capital resource disclosures in MD&A disclosures.  The interpretive release will be effective upon publication in the Federal Register.  This rule making was not required by the Dodd-Frank Act... Read More

Topics: Banking, Insurance, Public Companies and Securities

SEC to Propose Rules on Disclosures Related to Short-Term Borrowings

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The SEC has announced that on September 17, 2010 it will hold an open meeting to consider whether to propose rules that would require a public company to provide certain disclosures about its short-term borrowings in its filings with the Commission. The Commission will also consider whether to publish an interpretive... Read More

Topics: Banking, Insurance, Public Companies and Securities

SEC, CFTC To Host Joint September Roundtables On Swap and Security-Based Swap Matters

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Staff from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will hold two joint public roundtables in September on issues relating to implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  The first roundtable on September 14 will be on issues related to swap... Read More

Topics: Banking, Energy, Insurance, Public Companies and Securities

Municipal Advisers Must Register With the SEC by October 1

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The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on September 2, 2010, that it has adopted a temporary rule requiring municipal advisors to register with the SEC by October 1, a deadline established by the newly-enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Municipal advisors provide advice to state and local... Read More

Topics: Banking, Insurance, Public Companies and Securities