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Rules In Focus

Rules in Focus is FSR’s regulatory newsletter featuring the latest insights from the Fed, CFPB, SEC and other major regulators that oversee the financial services industry and the implementation of the Dodd Frank law.

FSR Regulatory Updates


Rules In Focus: House Holds Hearing on Improving SEC Procedures

On May 17, the House Committee on Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing to obtain input from a panel of experts on three bills that would seek to streamline and modernize the SEC’s regulatory mission. The Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016, would ease SEC reporting...

Rules In Focus: President Meets with Financial Regulators, Lauds Progress of Dodd-Frank Rulemakings

Last week, President Obama met with the leaders of each of the heads of the independent financial regulators including the Federal Reserve Board, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Bureau to discuss the progress and implementation of the regulatory reforms that are required...

Rules in Focus: Industry Asks Federal Reserve to Revise Proposal on Loss Absorbing Capacity to Avoid Negative Impacts

FSR, along with four other financial industry trade associations, have filed a comment letter that expresses general support for a proposal by the Federal Reserve that seeks to ensure that large banking institutions build sufficient loss absorbing capacity to ensure that they can fail without the need for a cash infusion from the government.

Rules in Focus: House Adopts Legislation to Overide DoL Proposed Fiduciary Rule

Two House committees approved legislation last week that would override the Department of Labor's proposed fiduciary rule, which is expected to have a significantly negative impact on the middle class Americans' ability to save for retirement. Last week, the House Education and Workforce Committee approved the “Affordable Retirement Advice...

Rules in Focus: Fiduciary Rule to Be Finalized in Coming Months, Says DoL Secretary

On January 28, the Department of Labor (DoL) submitted the final rule redefining “investment advice fiduciary” under ERISA to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final review. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez told reporters on a call earlier this week that a final version of the rule will be released in a matter of...