A U.S. District Court denied the assertion by a national bank that a state law requiring the bank to pay interest on certain property-related escrow accounts was preempted by the National Bank Act and OCC regulations.
The staff of the SEC Division of Investment Management withdrew 2010 guidance which reviewed the permissibility of an SEC-registered, closed-end fund determining to opt in to a control share acquisition statute authorized under state law.
The CFTC Divisions of Market Oversight, Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, and Clearing and Risk warned regulated entities "to prepare for the possibility that certain contracts may continue to experience extreme market volatility, low liquidity and possibly negative pricing."
The Managed Funds Association and the Alternative Investment Management Association recommended modifications to the SEC's proposal on the use of derivatives by registered investment companies and business development companies.
The Investment Company Institute offered recommendations on the SEC's "re-proposed" rule to provide a comprehensive approach to the regulation of funds’ use of derivatives and other senior securities transactions.
In a no-action letter, the SEC Division of Trading and Markets provided relief to broker-dealers with respect to certain custody requirements for accounts of investment funds and investment companies with common managers.
The CFTC and the DOJ charged the principal of a cryptocurrency escrow company for making false statements to two customers who had given the principal $7 million that their bitcoin would be "safeguarded" by his company.