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Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act: Preemption of State Regulation of Reinsurance by Dodd-Frank Endangers Policyholders
Posted on 9 Feb 2011 by Karl Rubinstein

By Karl L. Rubinstein As I discussed in my article of September 28, 2010 1 , Title V of the new Dodd-Frank Bill foreshadows a federal takeover of insurance regulation. When effective next year, it will not only subordinate state insurance laws to... Read More

Article: Conflicts of Interest in the Credit Rating Industry After Dodd-Frank: Continued Business As Usual?
Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by Corporate and Securities Law Community Staff

7 Va. L. & Bus. Rev. 1, Spring 2012 Authors: Nan S. Ellis, Lisa M. Fairchild and Frank D'Souza Excerpt I. Introduction SINCE their inception, credit rating agencies (CRAs) have been important to the efficient functioning of debt markets... Read More

Dodd-Frank Act Rulemakings - End-User Update
Posted on 7 Jun 2011 by Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

This commentary provides an overview of the status of significant rulemaking developments since the enactment of the landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. It focuses on important issues facing end-users of derivatives and... Read More

Dodd-Frank: President Obama Installs Richard Cordray as Director of the CFPB
Posted on 12 Jan 2012 by Williams Mullen

On January 4, 2012, President Obama installed Richard Cordray as Director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Financial Protection ("CFPB"). Mr. Cordray had served as Attorney General for the State of Ohio and most recently was in... Read More

Loan Grading & Risk Scoring under Basel III - Interview w/ Rob Newberry
Posted on 14 May 2014 by Sheshunoff Team

Can your financial institution survive the next economic downturn? The recent financial crisis demonstrated how unexpected economic downturns and rapid deterioration in market conditions can significantly harm a bank’s financial condition and economic... Read More

DLA Piper: How Are the EU and US Reforming the Rating Agencies?
Posted on 17 Aug 2012 by DLA Piper

A major strand in the narrative of the financial meltdown was that the subprime mortgage-backed securities and the subprime collateralized debt obligations sectors became unmoored from the market and rating agency discipline that had characterized other... Read More

Venture Capital Fund Exemption from Registration under the Advisers Act (Final Dodd-Frank Act Rules)
Posted on 5 Jul 2011 by Asher Bearman

As contemplated by the Dodd-Frank Act, advisers that only manage venture capital funds will be exempt from the new registration requirements imposed upon private fund advisers under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the " Advisers Act ")... Read More

SEC Finalizes Investment Adviser Rules under Dodd-Frank
Posted on 30 Jun 2011 by Asher Bearman

The SEC has now finalized the rules implementing the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the " Advisers Act ") changes, which had been issued in proposed form near the end of 2010 following passage of the Dodd-Frank Act earlier that summer. These... Read More