Topic: Volcker rule

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compensation Committees, Volcker Rule, OSHA Whistleblowers, Ambush Elections

Five years ago today, Bernie Madoff was arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. NASDAQ wants to change its listing standards for compensation committee independence… (Shearman & Sterling) The feds approved the Volcker Rule yesterday, bringing in new era of financial regulation… (Corporate Law Report) Considering an “acqui-hire”? Consider your… Read more »

Feds Approve Volcker Rule, Bringing in New Era of Financial Regulation

“Federal regulators voted on Tuesday to approve a rule that strikes at the heart of Wall Street risk-taking, a moment that punctuates three years of internal squabbling and bank lobbying over an effort to reshape the financial landscape.” (Ben Protess and Peter Eavis, New York Times) Earlier today, the five federal agencies responsible for writing… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Global Hiring, Brazil Compliance, Volcker Rule, CFIUS Report

Not reading this in your inbox? You should be… Sign up here for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Report. You need to know these 10 hot employment issues for global companies in 2014… (Rebecca Signer Roche, JD Supra Perspectives) Brazil’s Clean Companies Act goes into effect soon – will you be ready? (Duncan… Read more »

Most Popular Corporate Law Posts – Mar 2012

What’s on your mind? Human trafficking, the mortgage foreclosure settlement, investor visas to the US, and HIPAA compliance and violations, among other things. For your reference, here’s a look at the most-read Corporate Law Report posts over the past month: 1.California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Takes Effect January 1, 2012  “The California Transparency in… Read more »

Dodd-Frank Act: With Volcker Rule Delay Where Do We Stand on Reform?

Speaking before the House Financial Services Committee late last month, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the Volcker Rule, one of the most contentious pieces of the Dodd-Frank Act, will not be completed before its July deadline. What does the delay mean for the broader financial regulatory reforms of the Dodd-Frank Act?   For… Read more »

Doc of the Day: Year-End Developments and Compliance Checklist

From Lowenstein Sandler’s Investment Management Group, a comprehensive (and practical) “summary of recent legislative and regulatory developments that impact the investment management community.” The advisory includes “checklists of year-end considerations for private investment funds, investment advisers, commodity trading advisors and commodity pool operators” covering a broad range of issues: Form PF and related rulesAmended SEC… Read more »

Volcker Rule: First Look at the Proposed Regulation

Earlier this month the Securities and Exchange Commission joined three other federal agencies in proposing regulations to implement Section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act, also known as the Volcker Rule. Part of the Dodd-Frank Act, the proposed rule would bar banking institutions from ‘proprietary trading’ (trading for benefit of the bank versus the… Read more »