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  • US Securities and Exchange Commission Proposes to Remove References to Credit Ratings from Certain Securities Act and Exchange Act Rules and Forms
    On February 9, 2011, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in Release No. 33-9186; 34-63874, proposed removing references to credit ratings from nationally recognized statistical rating agencies (NRSROs) in certain of its rules and f ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (2/15/2011)
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  • Federal Securities Claims Dismissed in In re Royal Bank of Scotland based on Morrison
    On January 11, 2011, Judge Deborah Batts of the Southern District of New York dismissed Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 claims brought by a putative class of US plaintiffs against Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and several underwriters and individuals. The cla ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (2/11/2011)
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  • SEC Adopts Final Rules Related to Issuer Due Diligence Review of Assets and Disclosure of Underwriting Exceptions in Public Offerings of Asset-Backed Securities
    On January 20, 2011, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued final rules requiring the issuer in a registered public offering of asset-backed securities to perform a due diligence review of the assets being securitized in that transac ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (2/2/2011)
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  • SEC Adopts Final Rules Related to Representation andWarranties in Asset-Backed Securities Offerings
    On January 20, 2011, the US Securities and Exchange Commission(the “SEC”) issued final rules imposing extensive and potentially onerousm reporting and disclosure requirements on issuers with respect to past and future repurchase or replacement activity ar ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (1/31/2011)
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  • More Unanticipated Consequences - Application of Article 122a of the EU Capital Requirements Directive to Activities of Certain US Subsidiaries and Affiliates of EU Credit Institutions
    In contrast to the frequent criticism made of US financial reform that it is rushed and uncoordinated, the comparable European Union (EU) reforms have generally been seen as deliberate and consultative. Unfortunately, better “process” doesn’t mean that EU ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (1/26/2011)
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  • Basel Committee Releases Final Text of Basel III Framework
    On December 16, 2010, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Committee) released the final text of the Basel III package of capital and liquidity reforms, which were originally proposed in December 2009, were modified and elaborated upon in subsequen ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (1/7/2011)
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  • Auction Rate Securities (ARS) Fraud Claim Against Merrill Lynch Dismissed for Failure to Allege Causation Adequately
    In early December 2010, Judge Preska of the Southern District Court of New York dismissed federal claims against Merrill Lynch and other related parties based on the plaintiffs’ failure to adequately plead that alleged misstatements and manipulative condu ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (1/3/2011)
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  • European bank regulators issue guidelines on securitisation risk retention, due diligence and disclosure requirements
    The Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) of the European Union (EU) on 31 December 2010 issued final guidelines (the “Guidelines”) on application of new Article 122a of the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) (“Article 122a”), which became ef ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (1/1/2011)
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  • A Swap is a Swap is a ... What?!
    Title VII of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act), entitled “Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act,” contains significant reforms of the over-the-counter derivatives markets. ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (11/18/2010)
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  • US SEC Proposes Rule Prohibiting Fraud, Manipulation and Deception in Connection with Security-Based Swaps
    Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 763(g) of the Dodd-Frank Act, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Release 34-63236 has proposed a new Rule 9j-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act). This new ru ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (11/8/2010)
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  • Lloyds Finding Presence in Brokerage Biz
    Lloyds Banking is building an asset-backed bond brokerage business. ...more
    Asset-Backed Alert (10/29/2010)
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  • US SEC Proposes Rules on ABS Warranty Repurchase Reporting
    On October 4, 2010, the US Securities and Exchange Commission released proposed new rules required by section 943 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Act). The release is one of several that the Commission will be require ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (10/6/2010)
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  • FDIC Adopts New Securitization Safe Harbors
    On September 27, 2010, the Board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) adopted new safe harbors1 (the New Rules) relating to the treatment of securitizations (and participations2) in receivership or conservatorship of an insured depository i ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (10/1/2010)
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  • FDIC Adopts New Securitization Safe Harbors
    On September 27, 2010, the Board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) adopted new safe harbors1 (the New Rules) relating to the treatment of securitizations (and participations2) in receivership or conservatorship of an insured deposit ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (10/1/2010)
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  • Wilmington Trust Clarifies Role in Oriental Trading Company, Inc. Bankruptcy Case
    Wilmington Trust said today that it is not providing credit to Oriental Trading Company, Inc., which filed for Chapter 11 protection on August 25, 2010. ...more
    Wilmington Trust Company (8/26/2010)
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  • U.S. Securitization Report - August 2010
    BMO Capital Markets -- Asset Securitization Group (8/23/2010)
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  • Card-Funding Balance Tips in Favor of ABS
    A shift in funding expenses is prompting RBS to consider issuing U.S. credit-card bonds for the first time, while longtime players Bank of America and J.P. Morgan mull deals of their own. ...more
    Asset-Backed Alert (8/13/2010)
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  • Dodd-Frank Wrinkle Reshapes Rating Process
    Rating agencies are asking issuers and underwriters of asset-backed bonds to insure them against damages from investor lawsuits, with mixed results. ...more
    Asset-Backed Alert (8/6/2010)
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  • Banks Eye Revival of Home-Loan Conduits
    Several Wall Street banks are thinking about setting up units that would routinely take on mortgages from smaller financial institutions, with the intent of securitizing the credits down the line. ...more
    Asset-Backed Alert (7/30/2010)
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  • Still in the Race: European ABS Picks Up Speed, But Might Get Derailed
    Europe has ridden into the summer months in the same state of uncertainty that has set the course for the last 18 months. ...more
    Asset Securitization Report--SourceMedia (7/30/2010)
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  • U.S. Securitization Report - July 2010
    BMO Capital Markets -- Asset Securitization Group (7/26/2010)
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  • Rating-Agency Retreat to Lift Bond Values
    The stage is set for the values of asset-backed bonds to rise, thanks to this week's government-induced shutdown of new-deal production. ...more
    Asset-Backed Alert (7/23/2010)
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  • Sallie Weighs Spinoff Against Asset Sales
    Sallie Mae, which has been looking into a sale of the residual interests in its past securitizations of government-guaranteed student loans, could spin off its banking arm instead. ...more
    Asset-Backed Alert (7/16/2010)
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  • R&I Assigns A- Prelim: Sumitomo Life Fund Securitization
    The preliminary rating is for the asset-backed securities (ABS) to be issued backed by 70.0 billion yen in kikin raised by Sumitomo Life Insurance Company (Sumisei). ...more
    Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (7/12/2010)
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  • Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Posts Estimated Performance of -0.88% in June
    Early estimates indicate the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index ("the Index") will experience negative performance in June, with a -0.88% decrease for the month (based on 77% of assets reporting). ...more
    Credit Suisse (7/9/2010)
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  • S&P Is Monitoring Possible 12b-1 Reforms For Impact On Rated
    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is monitoring regulatory discussions surrounding the guidelines that govern how mutual funds charge 12b-1 fees to investors. ...more
    Standard & Poor's (7/6/2010)
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  • BofA Merril Tops Public 1H Rankings
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch managed to claim the top lead manager position with a market share of 17% and $4.4 billion in issuance. ...more
    SourceMedia.com (7/1/2010)
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  • U.S. Structured Finance 2010 Midyear Outlook: Regulatory Issues May Temper The Market's Recovery
    Standard & Poor's (6/29/2010)
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  • DBRS Releases April Canadian Securitization Market Overview Report
    DBRS has today released the Canadian Securitization Market Overview report for the month ended April 30, 2010. The report provides an overview of the total Canadian securitization market, which includes asset-backed securities (ABS), commercial mortgage-b ...more
    DBRS (6/28/2010)
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  • U.S. Securitization Report - June 2010
    The latest news and transactions in the securitization market ...more
    BMO Capital Markets -- Asset Securitization Group (6/24/2010)
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  • DBRS Assigns Final Ratings to Santander Drive Auto Receivables Trust 2010-A
    DBRS (6/24/2010)
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  • DBRS Confirms the Ratings of Merrill Lynch Financial Assets Inc., Series 2004-Canada 12
    DBRS (6/23/2010)
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  • DBRS Confirms Certain MAV Note Ratings, Places MAVI and MAVII A-1 Notes Under Review with Positive Implications
    DBRS has today placed the Master Asset Vehicle I (MAVI) and Master Asset Vehicle II (MAVII and together with MAVI, the MAVs) Class A-1 Notes Under Review with Positive Implications. ...more
    DBRS (6/22/2010)
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  • Agencies Mull Risk-Retention Alternatives
    The FDIC, Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and SEC are discussing a measure that would allow structured-product issuers to avoid proposed risk-retention rules. ...more
    Asset Backed Alert, Harrison Scott Publications Inc. (6/18/2010)
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  • FDIC Proposal Links Market Reform to the Securitization Safe Harbor
    On May 11, 2010, the Board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) released a notice of proposed rulemaking1 (NPR) concerning the FDIC's rule (the Rule) relating to the treatment of securitizations (and participations2) in receivership or ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (5/18/2010)
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  • Summary of the US SEC's ABS Rule Change Proposal
    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) has released an important and voluminous notice of proposed rulemaking1 (the NPR) relating to asset-backed securities (ABS). Comments on the NPR will be due 90 days after the NPR ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (4/21/2010)
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  • US Securities and Exchange Commission Proposes to Remove References to Credit Ratings from Certain Securities Act and Exchange Act Rules and Forms
    On February 9, 2011, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in Release No. 33-9186; 34-63874, proposed removing references to credit ratings from nationally recognized statistical rating agencies (NRSROs) in certain of its rules and f ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (2/15/2011)
  •  
  • Federal Securities Claims Dismissed in In re Royal Bank of Scotland based on Morrison
    On January 11, 2011, Judge Deborah Batts of the Southern District of New York dismissed Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 claims brought by a putative class of US plaintiffs against Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and several underwriters and individuals. The cla ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (2/11/2011)
  •  
  • SEC Adopts Final Rules Related to Issuer Due Diligence Review of Assets and Disclosure of Underwriting Exceptions in Public Offerings of Asset-Backed Securities
    On January 20, 2011, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued final rules requiring the issuer in a registered public offering of asset-backed securities to perform a due diligence review of the assets being securitized in that transac ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (2/2/2011)
  •  
  • SEC Adopts Final Rules Related to Representation andWarranties in Asset-Backed Securities Offerings
    On January 20, 2011, the US Securities and Exchange Commission(the “SEC”) issued final rules imposing extensive and potentially onerousm reporting and disclosure requirements on issuers with respect to past and future repurchase or replacement activity ar ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (1/31/2011)
  •  
  • More Unanticipated Consequences - Application of Article 122a of the EU Capital Requirements Directive to Activities of Certain US Subsidiaries and Affiliates of EU Credit Institutions
    In contrast to the frequent criticism made of US financial reform that it is rushed and uncoordinated, the comparable European Union (EU) reforms have generally been seen as deliberate and consultative. Unfortunately, better “process” doesn’t mean that EU ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (1/26/2011)
  •  
  • Basel Committee Releases Final Text of Basel III Framework
    On December 16, 2010, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Committee) released the final text of the Basel III package of capital and liquidity reforms, which were originally proposed in December 2009, were modified and elaborated upon in subsequen ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (1/7/2011)
  •  
  • Auction Rate Securities (ARS) Fraud Claim Against Merrill Lynch Dismissed for Failure to Allege Causation Adequately
    In early December 2010, Judge Preska of the Southern District Court of New York dismissed federal claims against Merrill Lynch and other related parties based on the plaintiffs’ failure to adequately plead that alleged misstatements and manipulative condu ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (1/3/2011)
  •  
  • European bank regulators issue guidelines on securitisation risk retention, due diligence and disclosure requirements
    The Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) of the European Union (EU) on 31 December 2010 issued final guidelines (the “Guidelines”) on application of new Article 122a of the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) (“Article 122a”), which became ef ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (1/1/2011)
  •  
  • A Swap is a Swap is a ... What?!
    Title VII of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act), entitled “Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act,” contains significant reforms of the over-the-counter derivatives markets. ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (11/18/2010)
  •  
  • US SEC Proposes Rule Prohibiting Fraud, Manipulation and Deception in Connection with Security-Based Swaps
    Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 763(g) of the Dodd-Frank Act, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Release 34-63236 has proposed a new Rule 9j-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act). This new ru ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (11/8/2010)
  •  
  • Lloyds Finding Presence in Brokerage Biz
    Lloyds Banking is building an asset-backed bond brokerage business. ...more
    Asset-Backed Alert (10/29/2010)
  •  
  • US SEC Proposes Rules on ABS Warranty Repurchase Reporting
    On October 4, 2010, the US Securities and Exchange Commission released proposed new rules required by section 943 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Act). The release is one of several that the Commission will be require ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (10/6/2010)
  •  
  • FDIC Adopts New Securitization Safe Harbors
    On September 27, 2010, the Board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) adopted new safe harbors1 (the New Rules) relating to the treatment of securitizations (and participations2) in receivership or conservatorship of an insured depository i ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (10/1/2010)
  •  
  • FDIC Adopts New Securitization Safe Harbors
    On September 27, 2010, the Board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) adopted new safe harbors1 (the New Rules) relating to the treatment of securitizations (and participations2) in receivership or conservatorship of an insured deposit ...more
    Mayer Brown LLP (10/1/2010)
  •  
  • Wilmington Trust Clarifies Role in Oriental Trading Company, Inc. Bankruptcy Case
    Wilmington Trust said today that it is not providing credit to Oriental Trading Company, Inc., which filed for Chapter 11 protection on August 25, 2010. ...more
    Wilmington Trust Company (8/26/2010)
  •  
  • U.S. Securitization Report - August 2010
    BMO Capital Markets -- Asset Securitization Group (8/23/2010)
  •  
  • Card-Funding Balance Tips in Favor of ABS
    A shift in funding expenses is prompting RBS to consider issuing U.S. credit-card bonds for the first time, while longtime players Bank of America and J.P. Morgan mull deals of their own. ...more
    Asset-Backed Alert (8/13/2010)
  •  
  • Dodd-Frank Wrinkle Reshapes Rating Process
    Rating agencies are asking issuers and underwriters of asset-backed bonds to insure them against damages from investor lawsuits, with mixed results. ...more
    Asset-Backed Alert (8/6/2010)
  •  
  • Banks Eye Revival of Home-Loan Conduits
    Several Wall Street banks are thinking about setting up units that would routinely take on mortgages from smaller financial institutions, with the intent of securitizing the credits down the line. ...more
    Asset-Backed Alert (7/30/2010)
  •  
  • Still in the Race: European ABS Picks Up Speed, But Might Get Derailed
    Europe has ridden into the summer months in the same state of uncertainty that has set the course for the last 18 months. ...more
    Asset Securitization Report--SourceMedia (7/30/2010)






















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