Special CCH Briefing Details Key Provisions of Senate-Passed Financial Reform

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., May 21, 2010) – CCH has issued an extensive Special Briefing on the Senate-passed financial reform bill: Restoring American Financial Stability Act detailing the key provisions affecting securities and banking regulation. To read the Briefing, click here. CCH is part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a leading provider of research information and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals (business.cch.com).

Regarded as the most significant financial and securities reform since the 1930s, the Senate version must now be reconciled with the House’s Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009, which passed in December. The Briefing examines each aspect of the legislation, touching on an array of issues ranging from over-the-counter derivatives to consumer protection, and compares the Senate and House provisions.

“This legislation marks a sweeping overhaul of the regulation of U.S. financial services and markets,” said CCH Principal Securities Analyst Jim Hamilton, JD. “It provides for the regulation of hedge funds and OTC derivatives, as well as a new resolution authority to unwind failing financial firms. The legislation contains significant corporate governance reforms, including a shareholder advisory vote on executive compensation. It is intended to end taxpayer bailouts of financial institutions and securities firms by creating a way to liquidate failed firms without taxpayer money and includes hundreds of other provisions that will change the regulatory landscape.”

Hamilton is a prolific blogger on current issues in the securities field. Jim Hamilton’s World of Securities Regulation can be found at http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/. He has written and spoken extensively on federal securities law and has been cited as an authority by a federal court.

For More Information

Members of the press interested in speaking with CCH securities and banking law experts should contact Leslie Bonacum at 1-847-267-7153, mediahelp@cch.com; or Neil Allen at 1-847-267-2179, neil.allen@wolterskluwer.com.

For a copy of the CCH Briefing on the Restoring American Financial Stability Act, visit the CCH Financial Reform News Center at financialcrisisupdate.com.

Also on this site, CCH also offers a wealth of other special resources related to financial reform. The Center provides the legal community and others with a cohesive and robust selection of breaking news stories, analysis and links to the full text of source documents for regulatory actions and serves as a central entry point for CCH banking and securities law resources related to financial reform.

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