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December 3, 2012
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  • Schapiro puts off JOBS Act rule about raising capital
    Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro, in one of her last acts running the agency, delayed ending a ban on companies advertising unregistered securities. Currently, only wealthy investors can legally obtain such unregistered shares. The measure to expand the sale of such securities to a wider audience, and thus ease the ability to raise capital, was part of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. The Washington Post (12/1), The Wall Street Journal (12/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Rules will rein in alternative sources of credit, study says
    Allen & Overy has released a study that asserts that new regulations in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere will curtail the ability of asset managers, insurers and investment funds to provide alternative sources of credit. The research found that rules governing the derivatives markets, hedge funds, banks and other areas of the financial industry will combine to increase the cost of credit. "Allen & Overy believes it will take years to clarify exactly what the growing number of regulations mean, creating confusion and uncertainty in the market and bringing with it a prolonged period of credit paralysis," the study says. Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (12/2), Banking Times (London) (12/3), The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires (12/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Washington Roundup 
 
  • U.S. banks look to service foreign clients with new derivatives rules
    Wall Street banks are telling foreign clients that they can navigate upcoming U.S. rules governing over-the-counter derivatives by routing trades through their overseas divisions, sources said. "What banks are looking at is: Can they put their business with non-U.S. counterparties through a London entity, and will the regulators in the U.K. accept all the business coming through those entities?" said ASIFMA CEO Mark Austen. Reuters (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Sen. Shelby wants hearing about unencrypted SEC computers
    Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., is seeking a hearing to find out why the Securities and Exchange Commission did not encrypt computers that held highly sensitive information about stock exchanges. The SEC said an outside firm it hired found no evidence that any data was hacked. The agency added that it had since tightened its policies. Reuters (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  SIFMA News 
  • SIFMA 2013 Securitization Outlook Conference -- Dec. 6 -- New York City
    Attending SIFMA's 2013 Securitization Outlook Conference will be your opportunity to hear the near-term outlook for housing markets, how the housing market will continue to recover, and ask the questions that must be addressed as we develop the nation's new system of housing finance. FHFA Acting Director Edward DeMarco will keynote this half-day program and provide his insight on the outlook for agency and non-agency MBS markets in 2013. DeMarco and several industry experts will examine issues central to securitization including regulatory and market outlook for private-label securitization markets and the latest proposals to use eminent domain to seize underwater mortgage loans. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • SIFMA and 85Broads present: Transforming the Street -- WEDNESDAY -- NYC
    Please join us for an educational evening with Blythe Masters, head of global commodities at JP Morgan Chase and chair emeritus at SIFMA, on Dec. 5 in New York City. The discussion will be moderated by Sharon Epperson of CNBC and focus on the evolution of the financial services industry, how new regulations will strengthen it, and new opportunities for women on Wall Street. SIFMA Professional Society Members and current SII Leadership Program students attend free! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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