White House Resilience Plan Focuses on Physical Infrastructure, Not Finance
The White House today released a National Climate Framework focused principally on promoting climate resilience in non-financial sectors such as building and energy use, improving federal agency climate preparedness, ensuring land and water resilience, and increasing climate-related community benefits and job opportunities.
BIS Conducts Successful Wholesale CBDC FX Pilot
Looking at the wholesale CBDCs of most interest in the U.S., the BIS today announced the conclusion of Project Marina, a wholesale CBDC FX pilot with DeFi elements among the central banks of France, Switzerland, and Singapore.
OCC Moves Interest-Rate Risk to Supervisory Priority List
The OCC today released its 2024 bank supervision operating plan announcing that there will be heightened supervision focus on interest-rate risk, AML/CFT, payments, DLT, and CRA.
All But The Smallest, Simplest Regional Banks Face Tougher Supervision
Signaling tougher supervisory standards for most regional banks, the long-anticipated Federal Reserve OIG report on SVB’s failure largely reiterates findings in Vice Chair Barr’s SVB report (see Client Report REFORM221) on failures by Board and FRB-SF supervisory staff quickly to adapt to SVB’s rapidly-changing risk profile.
Gruenberg Again Calls for Targeted Deposit Insurance Reform
In remarks today, FDIC Chair Gruenberg said that cross-border cooperation enhanced resolution of SVB’s international subsidiaries, using a talk to global deposit insurers also to reiterate prior recommendations on deposit-insurance reform (see Client Report DEPOSITINSURANCE119).