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Visual Summaries of Final Dodd-Frank Enhanced Prudential Standards

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.

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Basel Committee Discusses Fundamental Elements of a Bank’s Capital Planning Process

Today, the Basel Committee published a paper that discusses four fundamental components of a sound capital planning process:  (1) internal control and governance; (2) capital policy and sufficient risk capture; (3) forward-looking view through stress testing; and (4) management framework for preserving capital.

The Basel Committee stated that its paper does not set forth new capital planning guidance.  Rather, it presents sound practices observed at some banks, which the Basel Committee believes can foster overall improvement in banks’ capital planning processes. …  Read More

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Federal Reserve Issues Guidance to Large Financial Institutions on Managing Foreign Exchange Settlement Risks for Physically Settled Transactions

Today, the Federal Reserve issued a Supervision and Regulation letter (SR letter) regarding the Basel Committee’s February 2013 guidance for managing risks associated with the settlement of foreign exchange transactions.  The Basel Committee’s guidance sets forth seven guidelines for managing foreign exchange transaction settlement risks.  Our earlier blog post on the Basel Committee’s guidance is available here.  The Federal Reserve stated that large financial institutions subject to the SR letter should apply the Basel Committee’s seven guidelines to their foreign exchange activities. …  Read More

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Basel Committee’s Final Guidance for Managing Risks Associated with the Settlement of Foreign Exchange Transactions

Today, the Basel Committee issued guidance for managing risks associated with the settlement of foreign exchange transactions.  The guidance updates the Basel Committee’s existing supervisory guidance, which was published in 2000.

According to the Basel Committee, while its original 2000 guidance focused mainly on the principal risk element of FX settlement-related risks, the new guidance is intended to address a broader range of FX settlement-related risks.  The new guidance provides more comprehensive and detailed direction on governance arrangements and the management of principal risk as well as all other FX settlement-related risks.  …  Read More

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