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ANALYSIS: Easing Direct Listing Rules Sparks Expectation, Unease

The rules for direct listings are likely changing soon on the NYSE and Nasdaq exchanges. The SEC has approved NYSE-proposed changes to its rules, and Nasdaq’s request for its version is pending. But with the NYSE order on hold, a debate over the merits of these revisions is heating up.

ANALYSIS: Federal Agencies Announce BSA/AML Enforcement Approach

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and a group of four federal financial regulatory agencies have issued separate statements on their conduct of Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering (BSA/AML) enforcement actions. Financial firms would be prudent to take note of insights that they provide.

ANALYSIS: Creditor-Debtor Cooperation Thriving During Pandemic

Over 40% of defaults coming across creditors’ attorneys’ desks this year are the result of coronavirus-induced hardship, according to responses from Bloomberg Law’s Bankruptcy 2020 survey. Those responses were less than six months into the pandemic.

ANALYSIS: CFTC Committee Recommends Steps to Slow Climate Risk

Due to the major risk that climate change poses to the stability of the U.S. financial system, regulators should make new demands of banks and other financial institutions, a Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) advisory subcommittee report has concluded.

ANALYSIS: Few Antitrust Tea Leaves on Trump’s SCOTUS Picks

The Supreme Court’s docket next term will include two cases that could reshape antitrust enforcement. President Trump’s two most likely candidates to join the court don’t have a lot of past antitrust experience to review in determining how they might affect those decisions.

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