SEC Chair Jay Clayton, Division of Corporation Finance Director William Hinman, Division of Investment Management Director Dalia Blass and Division of Trading and Markets Director Brett Redfearn provided updates on the SEC's various pandemic relief measures.
The Federal Reserve Board found the 2020 Dodd-Frank stress test results demonstrate that, despite suffering substantial losses under a "severely adverse" scenario, large banks " could continue lending to businesses and households."
The SEC amended the definitions of "covered clearing agency," "central securities depository services" and "sensitivity analysis" to be applicable to central counterparties and securities depositories.
A broker-dealer settled FINRA charges for failing to amend its Form 4 Registration and Transfer Application and failing to maintain a supervisory system designed to ensure timely disclosure of reportable events.
OFAC urged persons subject to U.S. sanctions, including financial institutions and other businesses, to notify OFAC of any anticipated delays in meeting certain regulatory reporting deadlines due to COVID-19.
The SEC amended the definitions of "covered clearing agency," "central securities depository services," and "sensitivity analysis" to be applicable to central counterparties and securities depositories.
The SEC extended (i) the filing periods included in previous conditional reporting relief from specific filing obligations, and (ii) certain regulatory relief provided previously for funds and investment advisers whose operations may have been impacted by COVID-19.
The CFTC Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight issued no-action relief to provide CFTC-registered CPOs with additional time to comply with reporting requirements in light of the challenges posed by COVID-19.