12 04, 2023


2023-04-12T16:47:09-04:00April 12th, 2023|1- Financial Services Management|

Executive-Compensation Clawbacks

Executive compensation incentives have proved among the most important reform priorities in the wake of recent bank failures.  In addition to efforts to complete long-delayed regulations mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, bipartisan Members are pressing different approaches to clawing back compensation from failed-bank executives who appear to have profited handsomely despite allowing or even encouraging untenable risks.  One major, recent measure would not only grant the FDIC express clawback authority in the wake of non-systemic resolutions, but also expand clawbacks to a wide range of persons affiliated with the failed bank and to holding-company investors. 


14 09, 2021


2023-08-03T15:52:20-04:00September 14th, 2021|5- Client Report|

Gensler Stands Firm on Crypto, Climate, MMF, Gamification Rules

As is often the case, Senate Banking’s hearing today with SEC Chairman Gensler did not touch on the fixed-income structure questions highlighted in his written testimony even though these could be among the most consequential for long-term capital-market regulation and the balance between the Fed and SEC in this key arena.  Instead, the session focused largely on consequential hot-button questions such as the SEC’s plans for climate-change disclosures and cryptoassets.  Here, partisan differences were again on vigorous display, with the sharp divisions between Chairman Brown (D-OH) and Ranking Member Toomey (R-PA) making it clear that regulatory and enforcement actions — not statutory clarification — will set policy until at least the next Congressional election.


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