NY Fed chief Dudley warns over Dodd-Frank changes

New York Federal Reserve President to step down early and in a speech warns over going too far in unwinding Dodd-Frank.

SEC enforcement division to prioritise retail investors, fraud and cyber-security

SEC co-director reiterates the commission’s enforcement priorities around retail investors, financial fraud and cybersecurity.

US House requires US regulators to safeguard market data against hackers

The House of Representatives has passed an act requiring the SEC and Finra to put in place tough safeguards to protect market data gathered by the new Consolidated Audit Trail system.

Don Andrews

Staff changes at US Fed suggest Dodd-Frank is safe

Recent changes of personnel at the US Federal Reserve reinforce the view that Dodd-Frank is not about to be shredded. Nonetheless, the Fed’s new management has some regulatory priorities to change aspects of the Act, as Justin Pugsley reports. 

Row brewing over soaring US exchange data fees

US stock exchanges could find themselves in hot water over rocketing data feed costs due to an investor backlash and growing regulatory interest in the issue. By Justin Pugsley.

US regulators clarify centrally cleared derivatives rules

Three leading US Federal agencies clarify rules on centrally cleared derivatives following rulebook changes for certain central counterparties. Justin Pugsley reports.

OCC’s Noreika says examiners to be more light touch

Comptroller of the currency Keith Noreika is promoting a light touch approach to bank examinations, a move that is likely to be popular with the industry

Barney Frank weighs in on Senate reform bill

Barney Frank, the co-author of the Dodd-Frank act, is concerned about a Senate proposal to raise the threshold to $250bn in assets for banks to come under FSOC oversight

SEC gives US banks temporary relief on MiFID II

The SEC has give US banks and broker dealers a temporary reprieve so they can receive direct payments for investment research from European clients when MiFID II goes live

CFTC delays minimum threshold requirements for swaps dealers

The CFTC has delayed lowering the minimum threshold for swaps dealers, which would have seen many more firms having to comply with more derivatives rules

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