GOP Launches Anti-SEC Climate-Risk Legislative Attack
As anticipated, House Republicans have gone beyond blasting the SEC’s pending climate-risk disclosure proposal to laying out a consensus bill to force Chairman Gensler in fact to retract it. H.R. 1018 has been introduced by HFSC member Lucas (R-OK) and 55 Republicans to prohibit climate-risk disclosures under securities law.
FDIC Adds Punch to FDIC-Misrepresentation Enforcement Promise
Building on its insurance misrepresentation final rule (see FSM Report DEPOSITINSURANCE113), the FDIC today issued four cease and desist orders demanding the removal of false claims and thus made it clear that it is surveying the marketplace to take far more rapid action than has been the case thus far.
Calling Out Hsu, Warren Demands Merger Reform
In a wide-ranging speech urging tough U.S. antitrust policy, Sen. Warren (D-MA) today reiterated her claims that banking agencies “rubber-stamp” mergers and pressed for immediate reform. She took particular aim at Acting Comptroller Hsu, urging him to prepare new guidelines for the banking industry and to block anticompetitive mergers.
Will SEC Custody Rules Kill Crypto?
Conceding that rulemaking is needed on at least one crypto question, the SEC today voted 4-1 to approve proposed changes to investment-advisor asset custody regulation. The measure would expand assets subject to custody requirements and the protections custody affords as well as revise related record-keeping requirements.