U.S. financial regulators are examining the indexes used in the $3.7 trillion municipal bond market, after an investigation in the U.K. found that bankers rigged a widely used benchmark for worldwide interest rates.
Fed Approves Final Risk Standards for Financial Market Utilities
The Federal Reserve approved a final rule setting risk management standards for transaction processing systems including central counterparties, payments systems and central securities depositories.
Libor Rigging Can Be Prosecuted Under U.K. Law, SFO Says
U.K. fraud prosecutors will investigate the manipulation of Libor and other interest rates after deciding that existing British criminal law covers the conduct involved
SEC Office of Credit Ratings Website Operational, Agency Says
The website of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Credit Ratings provides access to public reports, examination resources, public exhibits of nine registered nationally recognized statistical rating organizations, and related registration forms.
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