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 New York State Department of Financial Services launched a new program to support innovation in financial services. The FastForward program is intended to support innovators developing FinTech, InsurTech and HealthTech solutions.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Benjamin S. Carson and Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark A. Calabria testified on recent departmental initiatives to support the housing market.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held that certain syndicated loans sold to institutional investors are not "securities" and rejected claims of violations of federal and state securities laws.
In testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome H. Powell and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin reviewed government actions taken pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
The Federal Reserve Board, the FDIC, the National Credit Union Administration and the OCC issued final guidance and a related policy statement on financial institutions' credit risk review and accounting for credit loss.
The Fed, the FDIC and the OCC modified the liquidity coverage ratio rule to eliminate the effects on banking organizations for participating in the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility and the Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility.