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The Federal Reserve has finalized its supervisory guidance on board of directors’ effectiveness (Board Effectiveness Guidance) more than three years after it was proposed.  The final Board Effectiveness Guidance is a key milestone in the Federal Reserve’s multi-year review of the practices of boards of directors, particularly at
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Today, we released our deck “The Road Ahead for Financial Regulatory Reform in a Time of Democrats in Control.” This deck describes our view of the road ahead for financial regulatory reform under a Biden Presidency, and updates the deck we published shortly after the 2020 election to reflect the
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The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 implements the most extensive revisions to anti-money laundering law since the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001. The changes will affect both traditional financial institutions and FinTechs, including a new beneficial ownership provision that requires shell companies to submit ownership information to a non-public FinCEN
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The FDIC has issued a final rule to formalize longstanding expectations it has had for the parent company of a new industrial loan company (ILC).  The FDIC adopted the proposed rule issued in March 2020 with few changes.  The final rule requires a new ILC to enter into a written
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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 Federal Reserve’s recent updates to its regulations on confidential supervisory information and availability of information under the Freedom of Information Act include several meaningful modifications to adapt these rules for the digital age of emails, data rooms and slide decks and the modern organizational structure and operations of banking
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Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) this afternoon, and we cover it here in two memos. In one memo, we cover the economic stabilization, small business and bank regulatory sections of the legislation. In the other memo, we cover tax
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The Federal Reserve announced on March 23, 2020 further action in response to the coronavirus crisis: the creation of the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF), along with establishment of the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility (PMCCF) and the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF). We discuss the
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The Federal Reserve announced on March 23, 2020 further action in response to the coronavirus crisis: the creation of the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility (PMCCF), along with the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF) and the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF). We discuss the SMCCF and
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The Federal Reserve announced a further expansion of the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (MMLF), originally announced on March 18, 2020 and expanded on March 20, 2020, as part of its response to the coronavirus crisis.  Under the further expanded MMLF, additional securities are eligible as collateral.
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