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Dodd-Frank Impact on Credit Rating Agencies

Credit rating agencies, and in particular, nationally recognized statistical rating organizations ("NRSRO"), have been thought by many to be at the center of much of what went on with the market crisis, particularly in the area of structured products. The agencies have come under significant...

Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Regulation of Hedge Funds

Hedge funds were a key subject of debate during the passage of Dodd-Frank. While the funds were not tied to the causes of the market crisis, they do represent large pools of assets which can impact the market. Regulators frequently note that they have inadequate information about the funds. Accordingly...

Podcast: The Volcker Rule and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act - The Impact on Banking and the Securities Market

On this edition, Derek Bush of Cleary Gottlieb and Mark Perlow of K&L Gates discuss the Dodd-Frank Act and the Volcker Rule and its impact on securities markets and the banking industry. They discuss what banks will and won't be able to do, including restrictions on banks in the private fund...

Implications of the Dodd-Frank Act for Non-US Banking Organizations, Securities Firms, and Other Financial Companies

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act represents the most sweeping overhaul of the US financial sector since the Great Depression. The Act will impact both the US and non-US business and activities of foreign banks, securities firms, and other financial companies in a number of...

Ballard Spahr Alert: CFPB Identifies Nonbank ‘Larger Participants’ It May Supervise

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) has issued a Notice and Request for Comment identifying six markets for consumer financial products and services being considered as markets in which "larger participants" will be subject to CFPB supervision. Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street...

Williams Mullen Alert: Federal Reserve Board Issues Proposed Rule to Exempt Motor Vehicle Dealers Temporarily from Compliance with Certain Dodd-Frank Reporting Requirements

BY: EDMUND D. HARLLEE On Thursday, June 23, 2011, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the "Board") issued proposed amendments to its Regulation B (Equal Credit Opportunity) to provide a temporary exemption for certain motor vehicle dealers from the information and reporting...