Strategy and Outlook


House Panel Approves Reg Reform Bill Along Party Lines

The Financial Choice Act, sponsored by Chair Jeb Hensarling, R.-Tex., can now proceed to the House for a full vote from the chamber, which is expected to approve it. Still, it is highly unlikely it will be approved by the Senate.

House Panel to Hold Hearing on Dodd-Frank Overhaul Plan Next Week

The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing on a GOP Dodd-Frank overhaul plan next Wednesday as Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, hopes to have a panel vote on the bill by the end of the month.

Banks Get More Goodies in GOP's Updated Dodd-Frank Overhaul Plan

A new Republican plan to streamline Dodd-Frank's capital rules, stress tests and many other requirements will be reintroduced in the coming weeks by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling.

SFIG Vegas: When Home Appliances Attack

There’s a rising risk of denial of service attacks due to the widespread use of smart devices like thermostats, TVs and fridges, according to former Department of Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff.

What's behind Hensarling's aggressive Dodd-Frank changes

Purported revisions to House Republicans' Dodd-Frank rollback bill raised immediate questions about the GOP's strategy, since the provisions — which were more extreme than when the bill was unveiled last year — immediately sparked Democratic opposition.



Fitch: External Factors Biggest Threat in 2014

Overall issuance growth will moderate in 2014, Fitch Ratings' managing director for asset backed securities says in the firm's outlook.

How Big Box Bankruptcies Would Impact CMBS

Direct exposure to either J.C. Penney or Sears is typically highest in seasoned deals where there are only a small number of loans remaining, and one is secured by a retail property.

No Exception to Risk Retention for CLOs

Risk-retention rules could thin the ranks of CLO managers; the industry was hoping for a workaround, but what it got is pretty much unworkable.

Risk Retention Rules May Shrink U.S. CLO Market

The U.S. market for collateralized loan obligations would shrink by 75% if proposed risk-retention rules are implemented, according to the Loan Syndication and Trading Association.

New Trade Group, Same Old Problem?

Longstanding tensions within the American Securitization Forum (ASF) boiled over in March, when most of its board of directors resigned and formed a new trade group.


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CLO Managers Holding Out Hope for Regulatory Relief

Some are wording the language of amendments used to refinance deals so as to be able to benefit if risk retention rules are repealed.

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