Mr. Rosenberg is a partner in Davis Polk’s Financial Institutions Group. [Full Bio]

On November 9, 2020, we released our deck “Financial Services Regulatory Reform in the Biden Administration: Key Areas of Focus.” This deck describes our view of the road ahead for financial regulatory reform under a Biden Presidency and a Republican Senate.  We see most of the action coming from the
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The CFTC last week formally withdrew its controversial Proposed Regulation Automated Trading (Proposed Reg AT) and—consistent with Chairman Tarbert’s principles-based approach to regulation—proposed in its place new electronic trading risk principles (the Risk Principles) for designated contract markets (DCMs).  The CFTC’s new approach is likely to be welcomed by
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The Securities and Exchange Commission acted on the first of its proposals to substantially revamp the regulations concerning equity market data by issuing an order directing the national securities exchanges and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to propose a new National Market System equity market data plan. The new plan,
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The Federal Reserve yesterday announced the opening of the registration process, and issued registration instructions and revised FAQs, for its Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF), originally announced on March 17, 2020, expanded on March 23, 2020 and further detailed in initial FAQs on March 25, 2020. 
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The SEC recently proposed amendments to the current market data infrastructure to expand the content required to be published on the consolidated tape and decentralize the collection, consolidation, and dissemination of market data through the introduction of proposed competing consolidators and self-aggregators.

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The Federal Reserve has issued updated FAQs regarding its money market mutual fund liquidity facility (MMLF), modifying the FAQs issued on March 21.

For more information on the MMLF, please see our memorandum and blog post describing the original MMLF announced on March 18, our blog post describing
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The CFTC unanimously approved final interpretive guidance describing what constitutes “actual delivery” of a virtual currency for purposes of the actual delivery exception from the provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act that prohibit any leveraged, margined, or financed transaction in a commodity with a retail customer, unless the transaction is
Continue Reading CFTC Adopts Final Interpretation on the Actual Delivery Exception for Leveraged Retail Virtual Currency Transactions

The Federal Reserve has issued FAQs providing more information about its Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF), originally announced on March 17, 2020 and expanded on March 23, 2020 as part of its response to the coronavirus crisis.  The FAQs provide additional details on how the CPFF will work,
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The Federal Reserve has created a new secured liquidity facility, called the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF), designed to restore liquidity to the asset-backed securities (ABS) market.  TALF represents a continuation of the Federal Reserve’s use of its “unusual and exigent” powers to help provide
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The CFTC today joined other U.S. financial regulators in providing COVID-19 related relief from certain regulatory requirements. This relief is designed to help CFTC-registered swap dealers, futures commission merchants (FCMs), introducing brokers, swap execution facilities (SEFs), designated contract markets (DCMs) and other market participants
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