Toronto Seminar Series

04/12/2016 10:00 a.m. - 02:30 p.m.

Capital Markets, Banking + Financial Services, Financial Institutions + Financial Services, Derivatives + Commodities, Derivatives + Commodities Regulation, Financial Technology, Mobile Payments, and Canada

The Fairmont Royal York
100 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3

Sean RuffOliver I. Ireland, and James Schwartz


Trevor Starer
(212) 336-4310

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Please join us for a briefing session on April 12, 2016 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

Bank Regulatory Developments
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
We will address recent U.S. bank regulatory developments affecting U.S. banks as well as non-U.S. conducting business in the United States, including:

  • The Federal Reserve Board's proposed long-term debt, TLAC and clean holding company requirements and industry comments regarding the proposal;
  • The proposed countercyclical buffer rules; and
  • The reproposed single counterparty exposure regulations.

A Derivatives Update
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
We will cover current developments in U.S. derivatives regulation, including:

  • the final margin rules for uncleared swaps;
  • cross-border developments, including the “common approach” of the U.S. and the EU with respect to central counterparties;
  • the ISDA 2015 Universal Resolution Stay Protocol and related matters; and
  • status of the SEC’s rules for security-based swaps and what’s ahead.

A FinTech Discussion
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
We will provide an overview of legal and regulatory issues that arise in the FinTech sector, 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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