Morrison & Foerster 6th Annual Financial Services and Regulatory Conference

03/17/2016 10:00 a.m. - 03:30 p.m.

Banking + Financial Services, Financial Institutions + Financial Services, Capital Markets, Derivatives + Commodities, Federal Tax, Financial Technology, and Derivatives + Commodities Regulation

The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte
201 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Sean RuffAnna T. PinedoObrea O. PoindexterRemmelt A. ReigersmanOliver I. Ireland, and James Schwartz


Trevor Starer
(212) 336-4310

Please join our visiting Morrison & Foerster attorneys as we offer our perspectives on navigating the roads and reading the road signs. 


Tax Developments and Emerging Issues
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Dividend equivalent discussion;
  • The IRS basket notice; and
  • Other recent developments.

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A FinTech Discussion
11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Overview of legal and regulatory issues that arise in the FinTech space, including discussions concerning:

  • Alternate lending platforms (e.g., Marketplace Lending, etc.);
  • Money transmission;
  • Digital wallets and related topics;
  • An update on virtual currencies, cryptocurrencies and ledger related technologies (e.g., Blockchain); and
  • Partnerships between non-bank FinTech companies and banks.

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12:15 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fed’s Long Term Debt, TLAC and Clean Holding Company Requirement and its Effects on Financial Institutions Issuers and the Debt Capital Markets
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • A review of comments submitted to the Federal Reserve Board on its notice of proposed rulemaking;
  • Single point of entry resolution;
  • Preparing to comply, including addressing near TLAC eligible securities, setting up new issuance platforms, etc.;
  • The FSB principles and implementation of the FSB principles and the BRRD in Europe; and
  • How the FRB’s and the FSB’s requirements will affect the bank funding markets generally.

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Other Basel and FSB Related Developments
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Basel focus on “shadow banking;”
  • Requirements for securities lending transactions;
  • The Fed’s countercyclical buffer proposal;
  • Securitization updates; and
  • Regulation of benchmark indices.

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A Derivatives Update
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • The margin rules for uncleared swaps and their effects on dealers;
  • Cross border developments and their effect on US counterparties;
  • The ISDA 2015 Universal Resolution Stay Protocol and related matters; and
  • Status of SEC rules for security-based swaps and what’s ahead.

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CLE credit is pending for North Carolina, California and New York.


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