Establishing a top-tier U.S. intermediate holding company (IHC) that complies with Dodd-Frank enhanced prudential standards involves complex structuring, regulatory, capital, liquidity, tax and corporate governance considerations as well as significant business, legal and operational analysis. We have prepared a visual memorandum (available here) that uses flowcharts, diagrams, comparison tables and timelines to explore key structuring and regulatory considerations for foreign banks that are required to establish an IHC.
For those anxiously awaiting the oft-promised FAQ on metrics from the interagency task force on Volcker, the OCC has provided the answer. In a Dear CEO letter dated yesterday, the OCC makes it clear in the following guidance that Volcker Rule metrics recording, as many of us have been saying for some time, begins on July 1st. The relevant text of the Dear CEO letter is below. Who knew that Dear CEO letters are the new FAQs?
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“Banks with trading assets and liabilities of at least $50 billion will be required to report metrics designed to monitor their permitted trading activities.
Dodd-Frank Enhanced Prudential Standards for Foreign Banks with Limited U.S. Footprints: Visual Memorandum
The Federal Reserve’s Dodd-Frank enhanced prudential standards (EPS) final rule adopts a tiered approach for applying EPS to foreign banks. Under the tiered approach, the most burdensome requirements will only apply to foreign banks with large U.S. operations, whereas fewer requirements will apply to foreign banks with limited U.S. footprints. We have prepared a visual memorandum focusing on the requirements that will apply to foreign banks with limited U.S. footprints, including the U.S. risk committee, internal liquidity stress testing, home country capital certification and home country capital stress testing requirements.… Read More
The Federal Reserve’s Dodd-Frank enhanced prudential standards final rule requires a foreign banking organization with $50 billion or more in U.S. assets to maintain separate U.S. liquidity buffers for its U.S. branches/agencies and U.S. intermediate holding company. We have prepared a visual memorandum that uses diagrams, flowcharts, examples and an interactive calculator to illustrate the U.S. liquidity buffer requirement and related calculations. The interactive calculator allows you to enter various internal and external cash flow amounts to assess the potential impact of the final rule’s prescribed method for calculating net stressed cash flow need.… Read More
We have prepared two visual summaries of the Federal Reserve’s Dodd-Frank enhanced prudential standards final rule. One visual summary focuses on requirements that apply to U.S. bank holding companies (BHCs) and the other focuses on requirements that apply to foreign banks, including the U.S. intermediate holding company (IHC) requirement.
Today, the Federal Reserve published a final rule establishing Dodd-Frank enhanced prudential standards for U.S. bank holding companies with ≥$50 billion in total consolidated assets (Large U.S. BHCs) and foreign banking organizations with ≥$50 billion in total consolidated assets (Large FBOs).
By way of background, Section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Act requires the Federal Reserve to establish enhanced prudential standards, including heightened capital standards, liquidity standards, single counterparty credit limits, enhanced risk management requirements, capital stress testing requirements (final rules already issued) and an early remediation framework, for Large U.S.… Read More