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US Venture Capital, Private Equity and Hedge Fund Managers May Face Restrictions on Marketing to EU Investors Under Proposed AIFM Directive
The AIFM Directive is a proposal by the European Commission to harmonize the regulation and supervision of "alternative investment fund managers" (AIFMs) within the European Union.
United States
25 Jun 2010
House Financial Services Committee Approves Investor Protection Bill
On November 4, the Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3817, the Investor Protection Act of 2009, by a vote of 4128.
United States
18 Nov 2009
House Financial Services Committee And Treasury Department
On October 27, 2009, the House Financial Services Committee and the Treasury Department released a draft of the Financial Stability Improvement Act to address systemic risk and “too big to fail” financial institutions.
United States
11 Nov 2009
FDIC Announces Test Of Funding Mechanism For The Legacy Loans Program
The FDIC issued a press release on July 31 announcing a test of the proposed funding mechanism for the Legacy Loans Program (the “Program”), a key element of the Treasury Department’s Public-Private Investment Program (“PPIP”) designed to rid banks of distressed whole loans.
United States
28 Aug 2009
New Disclosure And Oversight Requirements Affecting TARP Recipients And Investors In Legacy Assets Under PPIP
Two of the provisions of the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, signed into law on May 20, 2009, have significant impact on investors seeking to purchase legacy loans or legacy securities under the PublicPrivate Investment Program, as well as any entities which receive funding under TARP.
United States
2 Jun 2009
New Swaps Legislative Initiative
On May 14, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner sent a two-page letter to Congressional leaders asking for quick enactment of legislation in accordance with his proposal to regulate most derivatives in the United States, including credit default swaps (“CDS”).
United States
2 Jun 2009
Treasury’s Plan To Aid Small Business Met With Low Lender Participation
The Obama administration’s Unlocking Credit for Small Businesses Plan may be in danger of failure due to lack of participation from lenders.
United States
7 Apr 2009
FDIC Seeks Comments From Banking Industry And Investors For Legacy Loans Program
On March 26, 2009, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced the opening of the public comment period for the Legacy Loans Program (LLP), a key effort in the Treasury Department’s Public-Private Investment Program.
United States
31 Mar 2009
Federal Reserve Modifies TALF Terms; Extends Subscription
On March 13, 2009, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“New York Fed”) extended the first application deadline for subscriptions to the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) to Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 5 p.m. ET.
United States
19 Mar 2009
Stimulus Package Imposes Additional Executive Compensation Restrictions For TARP Recipients
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the stimulus bill formally titled the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”).
United States
17 Mar 2009
Real Estate Bankruptcy Cramdowns: Fact Or Fiction?
During the last real estate downturn in the early 1990s, real estate owners and operators often filed for bankruptcy protection as a negotiating tactic and as a means of shielding their assets from foreclosure.
United States
16 Mar 2009
Further TALF Clarification
On Tuesday, March 11, 2009, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released a revised set of frequently-asked-questions (“FAQs”) related to the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF”).
United States
12 Mar 2009
Further TALF Developments
As part of the Financial Stability Plan, the Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board announced on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 the launch of the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF”), a component of the Consumer and Business Lending Initiative.
United States
5 Mar 2009
The Financial Stability Plan: Treasury Releases Terms Of The Capital Assistance Program
On February 10, 2009, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner introduced the Financial Stability Plan, a series of programs to be implemented by the U.S. Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, and other regulatory authorities that are designed to strengthen financial institutions and stabilize financial markets.
United States
4 Mar 2009
Education Incentives Under The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act Of 2009
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which creates a $787 billion stimulus package comprised of tax cuts and expenditure programs (the “Act”).
United States
3 Mar 2009
Treasury Announces New Restrictions On Executive Compensation
On February 4, 2009, the U.S. Treasury Department, in accordance with a strong statement by President Obama, issued a new set of guidelines (the “Guidelines”) on executive pay for financial institutions receiving government assistance under the Troubled Assets Relief Program (“TARP”).
United States
10 Feb 2009
The Worker, Retiree, And Employer Recovery Act Of 2008 Provides Pension Funding Relief
On December 23, 2008, President Bush signed into law “The Worker, Retiree, and Employer Recovery Act of 2008” (“WRERA”) (H.R. 7327).
United States
7 Jan 2009
The U.S. Federal Reserve Announces Two New Programs To Address The U.S. Economic Credit Crisis
Yesterday the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System (“Federal Reserve”) announced the unveiling of two new programs that are designed to help thaw the current freeze of the U.S.’s consumer and housing credit markets.
United States
3 Dec 2008
U.S. Treasury Department Issues TARP Capital Purchase Program Term Sheet For Private Institutions
On Monday, November 17, 2008, the U.S. Treasury Department (“Treasury”) released its Capital Purchase Program (“CPP”) term sheet for privately held and thinly traded financial institutions and a separate “FAQ sheet” that provides further information about Treasury’s CPP for private banks.
United States
25 Nov 2008
President Bush And The U.S. Treasury Department Announce First Steps Under TARP
On October 13, 2008, Neel Kashkari, the newly appointed interim Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury in charge of overseeing the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”), provided an update on its implementation of TARP under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (“EESA”).
United States
21 Oct 2008
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