Creation of "Deal Agent Framework" to Help Revive Housing Mortgage Markets Applauded by Association of Institutional INVESTORS

BOSTON, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid investor focus on enhancing investor protections within existing Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) structures, the U.S. Treasury facilitated the common efforts over 18 months by a large number of mortgage market participants, including investors, mortgage originators and aggregators, mortgage servicers, trustees, rating agencies and others to identify and address reforms needed to revive the non-agency U.S. residential mortgage markets.

Letter to the SEC Regarding FINRA Rule 4210

The Association of Institutional INVESTORS recently submitted comments to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding specific questions or matters relevant to the asset management industry raised by the Commission in its January 14th Order concerning the pending proposed rule change of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. with respect to FINRA Rule 4210.

FSB and IOSCO Propose Assessment Methodologies for Identifying NBNI G-SIFIs

This second consultative document, published today by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), sets out the revised proposal on the assessment methodologies for identifying Non-Bank Non-Insurer Global Systemically Important Financial Institutions.