Rules In Focus Newsletters

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: FSR Urges FINRA and MSRB to Abandon Proposed New Trade Confirmation Rules for Fixed Income Securities

In letters to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) urged themr to abandon their respective proposals that would require disclosure of Same-Day Pricing Information for Retail Fixed Income Transactions (Proposed Amendments) for the following...

Rules in Focus: Is Dodd-Frank Hurting U.S. Capital Markets?

During the January 13th Women in Housing & Finance Policy Luncheon, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher delivered a speech on the competitiveness of the United States capital markets. In his speech, he stressed the current standing of US capital markets, stating the nation risked losing its status as the...

Rules in Focus: POTUS Annouces New Cybersecurity Measures

President Obama unveiled proposals this week focusing on cybersecurity, including a call for Congress to enact cybersecurity information sharing legislation. Information sharing legislationis needed to be effective in the ongoing battle against cyber criminals and protecting consumers.

Rules in Focus: Planned TRIA Reauthorization Vote Helps Allay Industry Fears

The U.S. House passed a bill reauthorizing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) yesterday, with the Senate expected to vote today. FSR sent a letter to the Senate yesterday, urging lawmakers to act quickly to protect taxpayers and the economy from the financial damages of a terrorist attack, should the worst occur.

Rules in Focus: Year in Review

As expected, the Federal Reserve Board finalized several important Dodd-Frank regulations in 2014. Moving to 2015, the Board has indicated that it will focus more of its attention on implementing the remaining provisions of the international Basel III agreement on banking regulation.