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Does the SEC “Best Interest” Regulation Go Far Enough?

National Law Review 08/01/2022
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted a new standard called Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI)[1] that shifts the focus on protecting customers first and foremost…
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Agencies propose to update statement on CRE loan accommodations

ABA 08/01/2022
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, FDIC and National Credit Union Administration are seeking public comment on an updated policy statement regarding accommodations and workouts for commercial real estate loans whose borrowers are experiencing…
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Billions Pulled From Europe’s Controversial ESG Investing Fund Category

Bloomberg 08/01/2022
It’s a category within Europe’s ESG investing rulebook that saw huge growth last quarter, as the asset-management industry slapped an Article 8 — also known as “light green” — tag on well over 600 funds that previously weren’t classified as sustainable…
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Opinion Three keys to successful CRA reform

National Mortgage News 08/01/2022
The Community Reinvestment Act is about to undergo its first significant modification since 1995. A notice of proposed rulemaking was recently issued by the three federal agencies responsible for CRA enforcement…
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Continuous Improvement, Testing and Auditing of Your Ethics and Compliance Program

Volkov 07/31/2022
The Justice Department and various regulatory agencies continue to emphasize the importance of continuous improvement, testing and review as part of robust assessment procedures in an effective compliance program. The Treasury Department’s…
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