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Fed to name banks affected by regs
Monday 16 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The US Federal Reserve Board has announced it will include a statement outlining which banks are affected by each regulatory proposal or final rule.
NAIC chief takes up Joint Forum chair
Friday 13 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The chief executive of the US National Association of Insurance Commissioners has been appointed to head up the international Joint Form of banking, securities and insurance regulators.
UK tax resident investors demand reporting fund status
Friday 13 Jan 2012 | Zoë Arnautov
Investor demand for the benefits of the UK's special reporting fund tax regime has increasingly grown since its introduction in 2009. Zoë Arnautov, supervising associate at international law firm Simmons & Simmons outlines what these funds are and their implications for managers and investors.
SEC postpones broker-dealer standards
Friday 13 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
More cost-benefit analysis is needed before a fiduciary duty on brokerage firms can be imposed by the US securities watchdog, says chairman Mary Schapiro.
CFTC aims for dealer definition by March
Friday 13 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission will propose rules relating to end-user exemptions and swap dealer definitions as part of 11 final rules it aims to release before the end of March.
Japan regulators slam US Volcker rule
Friday 13 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
Japan has slammed the US Volcker rule for potentially wreaking havoc on Japanese government bonds and warns it could harm sovereign bond markets worldwide.
SEC 'concerned' over foreign auditors
Thursday 12 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The US Securities and Exchange Commission's Luis Aguilar has admitted he is growing "increasingly concerned" that the country's accounting regulator is unable to properly oversee foreign auditors.
Volcker rule gets final clearance
Gary Gensler - photo by CFTC Thursday 12 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
Proposals for the controversial Volcker rule have passed the final hurdle and have been voted in by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
'MF Global rule' voted through
Thursday 12 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has passed a major rule on the segregation of customer funds, although commissioners say it won't solve the MF Global issue.
CFTC passes swap rules despite 'flaws'
CFTC - photo by CFTC Thursday 12 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The US futures watchdog has pushed through rules on business conduct standards as well as mandatory registration requirements for swaps dealers and major swap participants.
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