• Service: Advisory, Risk Consulting, Financial Risk Management
  • Date: 2/6/2014

The Washington Report | February 3, 2014 

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Bank & Thrift Regulatory Update

  • Janet Yellen Succeeds Ben Bernanke as Chair of the Federal Reserve Board
  • OCC Survey Shows Banks’ Underwriting Standards Continuing to Ease
  • OCC and Boston University to Host Symposium Commemorating 150 Years of National Banking
  • FDIC Issues Guidance on Registration of Municipal Advisors


Enterprise & Consumer Compliance

  • CFPB Issues Consumer Advisory on Industry’s Data Breach
  • CFPB 2013 Supervision Report Highlights Mortgage Servicing Issues


Capital Markets & Investment Management

  • SEC Issues Risk Alert on Investment Advisers’ Due Diligence Processes for Selecting Alternative Investments
  • CFTC Announces Trade Execution Mandate for Certain IRS and CDS Contracts
  • SEC Approves Merger of BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge
  • Enforcement Actions


Financial Services Legislation

  • Senate Passes Bill to Delay Certain Flood Insurance Premium Increases
  • Senate Banking Subcommittee Hears Testimony on “Monitoring Systemic Risk: The Annual Report and Oversight of the Office of Financial Research,” including the Status of Data Collection and Analysis by the Office of Financial Research


Recent Supervisory Actions