On January 10, 2023, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) published the 2023 Report on its Examination and Risk Monitoring Program (the “Report”). FINRA highlights several topics as key areas of risk for investors and the markets, including mobile apps, complex products and options, order handling/best execution, Regulation Best Interest and Form CRS, and

On January 4, 2023, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs released the Fall 2022 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which includes, among other things, the SEC’s semi-annual regulatory agenda. The agenda outlines the SEC’s rulemaking priorities for 2023 and, as noted below, includes a potential proposal on disclosures for resource-extraction issuers and

On December 15, 2022, the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) issued guidance clarifying that all New York banking organizations are required to obtain prior agency approval for virtual currency-related activity (“2022 Guidance”). The 2022 Guidance is similar to prior notice guidance issued by the federal banking regulators but establishes highly prescriptive information requirements

On November 23, 2022, the SEC released its strategic plan for fiscal years 2022 to 2026. The plan focuses on three goals: protect the investing public against fraud, manipulation, and misconduct; develop and implement a robust regulatory framework that keeps pace with evolving markets, business models and technologies; and support a skilled workforce that is

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Over the years, there have been significant fluctuations in the asset-backed commercial paper market, however, the market has also demonstrated its resiliency and adaptability. Collateralized commercial paper and commercial paper conduit programs have recently become increasingly significant. Asset-backed commercial paper levels for

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced an open meeting to be held on November 2, 2022 to discuss several matters, some proxy related.

The SEC will consider whether to adopt new rules and form amendments intended to increase transparency in proxy vote reporting for registered investment companies.  On September 29, 2021, the SEC had announced

On October 4, 2022, the US Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) released its Report on Digital Asset Financial Stability Risks and Regulation (FSOC Report).  Weighing in at over 120 pages, the FSOC Report provides a thorough discussion of the regulation of crypto-assets and their potential financial stability risks. Most importantly, the report sets forth several

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Please join us for Mayer Brown’s Benefits & Compensation University. During this series of webinars, we are exploring ERISA, benefits and compensation issues in depth and hearing from leading Mayer Brown lawyers about the changing regulatory landscape. The Mayer Brown team will provide practical

On July 26, 2022, William Birdthistle, the Director of the Division of Investment Management of the US Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”), gave remarks at the Practising Law Institute’s annual Investment Management Program. In his speech, Director Birdthistle addressed areas of particular regulatory interest to the Division, specific developments confronting the investment management industry in the