10 12, 2021


2023-05-23T12:44:10-04:00December 10th, 2021|2- Daily Briefing|

FRB Stipulates Archegos-Risk Remedies
As forecast when Archegos broke (see Client Report HEDGE59), the FRB today issued new, tough guidance detailing its supervisory expectations for large-bank exposures to investment funds.

FSB Advances Cross-Border Payment Revamp
Building on its new cross-border payment policy (see FSM Report PAYMENT23), the FSB today sought comment on how national and regional data frameworks affect the cost, speed, access, security, and the interoperability of cross-border payments.

Aborted Merger Paper Hits Partisan Battle Lines
Following yesterday’s battle over an RFI on bank mergers, senators are squaring off on both process and policy. Banking Chair Brown (D-OH) agreed with it, arguing that what he calls M&A “rubber stamping” hurts communities and creates banking deserts.

Waters Demands Regional-Bank Merger Moratorium
Uping the ante on bank mergers after the FDIC fracas over an RFI, HFSC Chairwoman Waters (D-CA) late this afternoon called on the FRB, OCC, and FDIC to hold all M&A over $100 billion until completion of this review, one under way by the FRB and Department of Justice, and any similar OCC assessments.


9 12, 2021


2023-05-23T12:50:03-04:00December 9th, 2021|2- Daily Briefing|

IMF Presses for Fast, Hard Global Crypto Standards
The IMF today reiterated its commitment to work with global regulators to craft crypto regulation due to inherent risks in the sector exacerbated by disorderly capital flows resulting from regulatory arbitrage.

FRB-NY Tackles Maternal-Health Inequity
Although Reserve Banks are facing harsh criticism from Senate Banking Ranking Member Toomey (R-PA) about “woke” actions he believes beyond the Fed’s mission, the New York Federal Reserve today released a study of maternal health that – despite public concern in this area – may spark renewed criticism with problematic implications for Vice-Chair nominee Brainard.

LIBOR Fix Powers Through House
By an overwhelming 415-9 vote, the House late yesterday passed H.R. 4616, the Sherman (D-CA) bill providing legal certainty for legacy LIBOR contracts (see FSM Report LIBOR6). The bill finally reached the House floor following a revision to the reported bill ensuring that rate resets are not taxable events.

BIS: Bond Funds Need Radical Regulatory Rewrite
Today, we follow our analysis yesterday of the BIS paper on DeFi regulatory policy with an assessment of another high-impact analysis of open-end funds.

FDIC Does, Doesn’t, May Advance New Bank M&A Policy
In a most unusual move, the FDIC today announced it did not release an RFI on bank merger policy hours after two directors – Messrs. Gruenberg and Chopra – said it had.

HFSC Ducks Tough Asset-Management Diversity Demands
Although the majority staff report released ahead of today’s HFSC Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee hearing highlighted several legislative proposals, Members …

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