Dodd-Frank Act

WHAT IS THIS? Properly known as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, this controversial US legislative package enacted a host of reforms agreed by the G20 nations in the aftermath of the financial crisis, including rules on the clearing, execution and reporting of standardised swaps. It also introduced the Volcker rule ban on proprietary trading by banks, and a new way of liquidating big institutions.

Fair valuations – Change for good?

The regulatory framework governing fair valuation practices in the US hasn’t undergone any substantial change for the best part of a decade. Now, thanks to a recently proposed rule by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), that is all about to…

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