Systemic Steps

We held this weekly update on Friday because Washington was awash with rumors that FSOC would issue final versions of proposed systemic-evaluation standards (see FSM Report SYSTEMIC95) along with a new designation methodology (see FSM Report SIFI35).  As it turned out, FSOC said so little in its closed-door meeting readout that it didn’t suffice even for a client alert, let alone a weekly.  Still, something is coming soon and, when it does, it will start yet another partisan and sometimes even emotional debate over financial regulation redefining the sector’s strategic landscape.