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SEC Commissioner Calls Out Problems with Quantifying ESG Factors
Steven Lofchie Commentary by Steven Lofchie
SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce expressed concern regarding the accuracy of experts' criteria for assessing a company's environmental, social and governance factors.
United States Imposes Additional Sanctions against Iran
President Donald J. Trump imposed sanctions against the Supreme Leader of Iran in response to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' recent "malicious regional activities."
These opportunistic strategies raise various issues under securities, derivatives, conduct and antifraud laws, as well as public policy concerns.
Joint Statement by the SEC, CFTC and FCA
SEC, CFTC and FCA Intend to Target "Opportunistic Strategies" in Credit Derivatives
Assia Damianova Commentary by Assia Damianova
The SEC, CFTC and UK Financial Conduct Authority intend to target "opportunistic strategies" in the credit derivatives markets, according to a Joint Statement.
IOSCO Analyzes Liquidity in Corporate Bond Market under Stressed Conditions
Steven Lofchie Commentary by Steven Lofchie
IOSCO analyzed how liquidity in secondary corporate bond markets would be affected under stressed conditions.
Basel Committee Agrees to Advance Several Ongoing Policy and Supervisory Initiatives
Nihal Patel Commentary by Nihal Patel
The Basel Committee agreed to advance several ongoing policy and supervisory initiatives concerning, among other things, FinTech developments and excluding initial margin from the leverage ratio.
DOJ Charges Four Canadian Executives for Role in Mail Fraud Campaigns
Christian Larson Commentary by Christian Larson
The DOJ charged four Canadian executives in connection with processing the proceeds of several international mass-mail fraud campaigns.
FRB and CFPB Adopt Amendments to Adjust Funds Availability for Inflation
The Federal Reserve Board and the CFPB adopted amendments to Regulation CC, which will adjust the amount of funds that depository institutions make available to customers for inflation.