6 04, 2022


2023-03-02T12:25:01-05:00April 6th, 2022|2- Daily Briefing|

IOSCO Dodging Open-End Fund Reform?

IOSCO today asked for comment on corporate-bond market liquidity and ETF best practices.  The bond analysis focuses less on the open-end funds on which the SEC and global regulators are addressing in the wake of MMF proposals (see FSM Report MMF19) than on underlying markets.  It focuses on the extent to which secondary corporate-bond trading remains dependent on a small network of OTC dealers in markets with scant liquidity despite sharp growth since the 2008 crisis.

Chopra Calls CRAs as Cartel

In a speech today on consumer reporting agencies, CFPB Director Chopra focused not on the sector’s decision to change medical-billing practices as the Bureau recommended, but rather on the fact that the three major agencies did so on the same day in the same announcement.  This, he said, suggests that they are a cartel, not competitors.


9 12, 2021


2023-05-23T12:50:03-04:00December 9th, 2021|2- Daily Briefing|

IMF Presses for Fast, Hard Global Crypto Standards
The IMF today reiterated its commitment to work with global regulators to craft crypto regulation due to inherent risks in the sector exacerbated by disorderly capital flows resulting from regulatory arbitrage.

FRB-NY Tackles Maternal-Health Inequity
Although Reserve Banks are facing harsh criticism from Senate Banking Ranking Member Toomey (R-PA) about “woke” actions he believes beyond the Fed’s mission, the New York Federal Reserve today released a study of maternal health that – despite public concern in this area – may spark renewed criticism with problematic implications for Vice-Chair nominee Brainard.

LIBOR Fix Powers Through House
By an overwhelming 415-9 vote, the House late yesterday passed H.R. 4616, the Sherman (D-CA) bill providing legal certainty for legacy LIBOR contracts (see FSM Report LIBOR6). The bill finally reached the House floor following a revision to the reported bill ensuring that rate resets are not taxable events.

BIS: Bond Funds Need Radical Regulatory Rewrite
Today, we follow our analysis yesterday of the BIS paper on DeFi regulatory policy with an assessment of another high-impact analysis of open-end funds.

FDIC Does, Doesn’t, May Advance New Bank M&A Policy
In a most unusual move, the FDIC today announced it did not release an RFI on bank merger policy hours after two directors – Messrs. Gruenberg and Chopra – said it had.

HFSC Ducks Tough Asset-Management Diversity Demands
Although the majority staff report released ahead of today’s HFSC Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee hearing highlighted several legislative proposals, Members …

24 09, 2021


2023-08-03T10:20:57-04:00September 24th, 2021|2- Daily Briefing|

Toomey Ramps Up Gensler Crypto Pressure

Following last week’s Senate Banking hearing with SEC Chairman Gensler (see Client Report INVESTOR18), Ranking Member Toomey (R-PA) today continued to urge Mr. Gensler to provide greater regulatory clarity on crypto.


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