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.