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PH FedACTion: Financial Regulatory Updates

Daily Financial Regulation Update -- Saturday, October 8, 2022

October 08, 2022

By FedACTion Task Force

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Federal Agencies

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Treasury's Federal Insurance Office Releases Annual Report on the Insurance Industry and Request for Information on Potential Federal Insurance Response to Catastrophic Cyber Incidents

October 7, 2022

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Federal Insurance Office released its Annual Report on the Insurance Industry.

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo at the Roosevelt Industrial Policy Forum

October 7, 2022

Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo gave remarks at the Roosevelt Industrial Policy Forum about the transformation of the U.S. economy./

Federal Reserve Board

Data: G.19 Consumer Credit – August 2022

October 7, 2022

The Federal Reserve Board released the G.19 Consumer Credit data for August 2022.

Speech: The Economic Outlook with a Look at the Housing Market

October 6, 2022

Federal Reserve Board Governor Christopher J. Waller gave a speech entitled, "The Economic Outlook with a Look at the Housing Market."

Securities and Exchange Commission

SEC Reopens Comment Periods for Several Rulemaking Releases Due to Technological Error in Receiving Certain Comments

October 7, 2022

The Securities and Exchange Commission reopened the public comment periods for 11 Commission rulemaking releases and one request for comment due to a technological error that resulted in a number of public comments submitted through the Commission's internet comment form not being received by the Commission. The comment periods address:

  • Reporting of Securities Loans, Release No. 34-93613 (Dec. 8, 2021)
  • Prohibition Against Fraud, Manipulation, or Deception in Connection with Security-Based Swaps; Prohibition against Undue Influence over Chief Compliance Officers; Position Reporting of Large Security-Based Swap Positions, Release No. 34-93784 (Feb. 4, 2022)
  • Money Market Fund Reforms, Release No. IC-34441 (Feb. 8, 2022)
  • Share Repurchase Disclosure Modernization, Release Nos. 34-93783, IC-34440 (Feb. 15, 2022)
  • Short Position and Short Activity Reporting by Institutional Investment Managers, Release No. 34-94313 (Mar. 16, 2022); see also Notice of the Text of the Proposed Amendments to the National Market System Plan Governing the Consolidated Audit Trail for Purposes of Short Sale-Related Data Collection, Release No. 34-94314 (Mar. 16, 2022)
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management, Strategy, Governance, and Incident Disclosure, Release Nos. 33-11038, 34-94382, IC-34529 (Mar. 23, 2022)
  • Private Fund Advisers; Documentation of Registered Investment Adviser Compliance Reviews, Release No. IA-5955 (Mar. 24, 2022)
  • The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors Release Nos. 33-11042, 34-94478 (Apr. 11, 2022)
  • Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, Shell Companies, and Projections, Release Nos. 33-11048, 34-94546, IC-34549 (May 13, 2022)
  • Investment Company Names, Release Nos. 33-11067, 34-94981, IC-34593 (June 17, 2022)
  • Enhanced Disclosures by Certain Investment Advisers and Investment Companies About Environmental, Social, and Governance Investment Practices, Release Nos. 33-11068, 34-94985, IA-6034, IC-34594 (June 17, 2022)
  • Request for Comment on Certain Information Providers Acting as Investment Advisers, Release Nos. IA-6050, IC-34618 (June 22, 2022)
  • Proposed Order
  • Press Release

International

European Banking Authority

EBA updates on the monitoring of total loss-absorbing capacity and minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities instruments

October 7, 2022

The European Banking Authority published an updated total loss-absorbing capacity and minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (TLAC/MREL) monitoring report.

Bank of England

Bank of England launches new English lesson resource

October 7, 2022

The Bank of England is launching a new classroom resource for GCSE English students based on its successful economics book "Can't We Just Print More Money?"

Speech: Shocks, inflation, and the policy response

October 7, 2022

Bank of England Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden gave a speech entitled, "Shocks, inflation, and the policy response."

Administration Changes

Vacancies

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

  • Chair – Vacant (Martin Gruenberg serves as Acting Chair)
  • Vice Chairman – Travis Hill (nominated September 20, 2022)
  • Member – Jonathan McKernan (nominated September 20, 2022)

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

  • Comptroller – Vacant (Michael Hsu serves as Acting Comptroller)

Appointments/Confirmation Hearings

U.S. Department of the Treasury – Janet Yellen (effective January 26, 2021)

Federal Reserve Board – Jerome H. Powell (effective May 23, 2022)

Federal Reserve Bank of New York – John C. Williams (effective June 18, 2018)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – Martin Gruenberg (Acting Chair, appointed February 5, 2022)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Rohit Chopra (effective October 12, 2021)

Securities and Exchange Commission – Gary Gensler (effective April 17, 2021)

Small Business Administration – Isabella Casillas Guzman (effective March 16, 2021)

Commodity Futures Trade Commission – Rostin Behnam (effective December 17, 2021)

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

National Credit Union Administration – Todd M. Harper

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Marcia Fudge (effective March 10, 2021)

Federal Housing Finance Agency – Sandra L. Thompson, (confirmed May 25, 2022)

U.S. Department of Education – Dr. Miguel Cardona (effective March 2, 2021)

PH Client Alerts

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Legislation/Legislative Updates

Click here to view the full text of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the "CARES Act"), Enacted March 27, 2020.

Click here to view the full text of the Paycheck Protection Program Increase Act of 2020, Enacted April 24, 2020.

Click here to view the full text of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, Enacted June 5, 2020.

Click here to view the full text of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Enacted December 27, 2020.

Click here to view the full text of the American Rescue Plan of 2021, Enacted March 11, 2021.

Click here to view the full text of the PPP Extension Act of 2021, Enacted March 30, 2021.

Click here to view a running list of proposed legislation from the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, House Committee on Financial Services, and House Committee on Small Business.

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