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Financial Stability Board’s Proposed Framework for Minimum Haircuts on Securities Financing Transactions

Today, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a set of policy recommendations and reports designed to strengthen the oversight and regulation of the shadow banking system.  One of the FSB’s reports, entitled Policy Framework for Addressing Shadow Banking Risks in Securities Lending and Repos, sets out recommendations for addressing financial stability risks in this area, including enhanced transparency, regulation of securities financing and improvements to market structure.

FSB’s Proposed Framework for Minimum Haircuts on Securities Financing Transactions:  Among other things, the FSB report includes a proposed regulatory framework for haircuts on non-centrally cleared securities financing transactions (SFTs). …  Read More

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Federal Reserve Publishes Paper on Capital Planning at Large Bank Holding Companies

Today, the Federal Reserve published a paper entitled Capital Planning at Large Bank Holding Companies: Supervisory Expectations and Range of Current Practice.  The paper is intended to promote better capital planning at large bank holding companies (BHCs) and to provide greater clarity on the standards against which those practices are evaluated as part of the Federal Reserve’s annual Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR).

The paper discusses the Federal Reserve’s expectations for capital planning at large BHCs and described the range of practices it has observed at these companies during the past three CCAR exercises. …  Read More

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Federal Reserve Issues Final Rule Establishing Annual Dodd-Frank Assessment Fees for Supervision and Regulation of Large Financial Companies

Today, the Federal Reserve Board issued a final rule establishing annual Dodd-Frank assessment fees for its supervision and regulation of large bank holding companies, large savings and loan holding companies and nonbank financial companies designated as systemically important by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (nonbank SIFIs).

The Dodd-Frank Act directs the Federal Reserve to collect assessment fees equal to the expenses it estimates are necessary or appropriate to supervise and regulate bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies with $50 billion or more in total consolidated assets and nonbank SIFIs.…  Read More

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