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14 09, 2023

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2023-09-14T16:47:09-04:00September 14th, 2023|2- Daily Briefing|

IOSCO Proposes Leveraged Loan, CLO Best Practices

IOSCO today released a consultation report proposing best practices for leveraged loans and CLOs that address origination and refinancing, EBITDA and documentation transparency, aligning interests from loan origination to end investors, managing conflicts of interest throughout the intermediation chain, and disclosures.

Durbin, Marshall Press Credit-Card Interchange Bill

Reiterating concerns expressed last month and comments yesterday on the Senate floor, Senate Whip and Judiciary Chairman Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Marshall (R-KS) were joined this time by Sen. Welch (D-VT) and four House Members calling on Visa and Mastercard to reverse planned fee hikes.

GAO Presses for FSOC Power to Regulate, Not Just Designate

The GAO today issued a report recommending that Congress consider legislation allowing FSOC to compel regulatory action, arguing that this would better accomplish the Council’s mission because FSOC currently has limited power to respond to systemic risk.

HFSC GOP Highlight CBDC Privacy Concerns

As anticipated, HFSC Digital Assets GOP Members continued their staunch opposition to a U.S. CBDC, with Subcommittee Chairman Hill (R-AR) and Majority Whip Emmer (R-MN) asserting that private innovation can modernize payments without the risk of government surveillance.

Brown Doubles Down on Opposition to House Crypto Bill

Making it still more clear that he is not supportive of pending House cryptoasset legislation, Senate Banking Chairman Brown (D-OH) today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Yellen, SEC Chairman Gensler, and CFTC Chairman Benham asking for views on where new authority may be needed.

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7 06, 2023

DAILY060723

2023-06-07T16:50:58-04:00June 7th, 2023|2- Daily Briefing|

Basel Advances Supervisory Rewrite, Wants Quick End To End-Game

The Basel Committee’s release today of its latest meeting confirms that global regulators plan to revise 2012’s core supervisory principles (see FSM Report REFORM92) in light of recent events, releasing a consultation next month.  Work is also under way to update the 2022 crypto standards (see FSM Report CRYPTO37) to address permissionless blockchains and stablecoins.

HFSC Urges Careful Use of China Sanctions

At today’s HFSC National Security Subcommittee hearing on maintaining the dollar’s global dominance, Subcommittee Chairman Luetkemeyer (R-MO) and Reps. Petterson (D-CO) and Kim (R-CA) argued that the sanctions that would follow an invasion of Taiwan need to be used carefully to avoid unintended harm to the dollar’s global status.

Durbin Leads Renewed Charge For Credit-Card Network Choice

As anticipated, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Durbin (D-IL) along with Sens. Welch (D-VT), Marshall (R-KS), and Vance (R-OH) today reintroduced legislation to extend routing-system requirements to credit cards.  The bill, which has also been reintroduced in the House by Reps. Gooden (R-TX) and Lofgren (D-CA), slightly revises last year’s measure (see FSM Report INTERCHANGE10) by addressing security and operational risks associated with unaffiliated network routing requirements.

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