Recent Initiatives in International Financial Regulation and Goals of Competitiveness, Effectiveness, Consistency and Cooperation

Trachtman, Joel P. | January 1, 1991

The purpose of this examination is first, to review the basis for and method of applying U.S. regulation in these functional areas to offshore activities of U.S. persons and to both U.S. and offshore activities of foreign persons, and to understand the differences in approach taken by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Board) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) in interpreting the reach of prescriptive jurisdiction under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (the BHC Act), the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act) and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act). The second purpose of this examination is to understand how these approaches compare and relate to certain international or regional initiatives, particularly those of the Basle Committee on Banking Supervision (the Basle Committee) and the European Economic Community (the European Community).