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Dodd Frank: recap and what’s next?

Over four years have passed since enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act in the US. Most of the significant regulations required to implement the mandate of the Act have been finalized. But the devil is in the details….

Implementation of many of the final rules is only just beginning. During this webcast, the speakers will review the principal actions taken by the banking agencies and other US regulators during 2014, with a special focus on those measures having greatest impact on non-US banks doing business in the country.

We also will focus on the thorniest implementation questions and highlight the regulations that must still be finalized. The speakers will address:

•The Volcker Rule and related implementation questions,
•Treatment of covered funds under the Volcker Rule,
•The final capital rules for US banks and the intermediate holding company framework for foreign banks,
•The cross-border derivatives rules,
•The regulation of mortgage loan origination and securitisation, and
•What’s next.

Speakers:
Oliver Ireland, Morrison & Foerster
Kenneth Kohler, Morrison & Foerster
James Schwartz, Morrison & Foerster
Gary E Kalbaugh, ING Financial Holdings
Tom Young, IFLR
Recorded Jan 6 2015 90 mins
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