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30 09, 2022

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2022-10-03T13:40:26-04:00September 30th, 2022|2- Daily Briefing|

Brainard Acknowledges Risk But Sticks to Policy Guns

Responding to acute concerns that Fed policy will shatter global financial stability, Fed Vice Chair Brainard today emphasized her longstanding and once-isolated view that monetary policy must consider financial stability.

Global Standard-Setters Turn to Clearing Margin, Liquidity

The Basel Committee, IOSCO, and CPMI issued the first substantive response to the FSB’s decision to target margining practices following its review of the 2020 financial crisis and the need to address nonbank financial intermediation (see Client Report NBFI).

HFSC Republicans Denounce Beneficial Ownership Rule

HFSC Ranking Member McHenry (R-NC) and Rep. Luetkemeyer (R-MO) released a statement today sharply criticizing FinCEN’s beneficial ownership final rule as overly broad and complex.

Basel Concludes High Capital Compatible with Sustained Profitability

The Basel Committee today released its latest report on bank capitalization, finding that profitability remains robust despite capital ratios increasing to the highest level since the beginning of the exercise in 2012.

Bowman Comes Out Swinging on New, Costly Big-Bank Rules

Following a speech earlier this week largely siding with banks on merger policy, FRB Gov. Bowman today agreed with assertions from bank CEOs (see Client Report REFORM213) and others that the largest U.S. banks are now well capitalized as judged by ratios and effective stress testing.

FRB/FDIC Turn to Regional Resolvability

The Fed and FDIC today announced that they will shortly propose resolution guidance for most regional banks.

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29 09, 2022

DAILY092922

2022-09-29T16:56:43-04:00September 29th, 2022|2- Daily Briefing|

Beneficial Ownership Standards Released at Long Last

After a long delay and Congressional demands, FinCEN finalized its beneficial ownership rule today, mandating both domestic and foreign firms doing business in the US to report any individuals with substantial control or ownership interests.

Climate Scenario Analyses Begin

As initially promised by Chairman Powell (see Client Report FEDERALRESERVE67 and Michael Barr, the FRB today announced that it will pilot climate scenario analysis exercises involving Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo.  The pilot, which will begin early next year and conclude in late 2023, will require the banks to analyze the impact of certain climate-related stress scenarios on their portfolios.

FSB Continues to Review Climate Financial Stability Risks

In a speech today, FSB Chair Klaas Knot reiterated key needs in addressing climate-related financial stability risks.  These needs include filling gaps in climate data, integrating climate risk into broader financial stability surveillance, and assessing whether a dedicated macroprudential policy approach is appropriate.

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20 09, 2022

SANCTION19

2022-10-12T17:09:15-04:00September 20th, 2022|5- Client Report|

Senate Banking Questions Sanctions Impact

Today’s Senate Banking hearing on Russian sanctions showcased bipartisan concern that anti-Russian sanctions have yet to have meaningful impact and doubts about the extent to which oil-price caps will reverse this. Ranking Member Toomey (R-PA), joined by Sen. Van Hollen (D-MD), have thus introduced a measure to mandate secondary sanctions on financial institutions involved in a transaction with Russian oil above the price cap.

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16 09, 2022

DAILY091622

2022-10-13T10:14:58-04:00September 16th, 2022|2- Daily Briefing|

Treasury Presses For CBDC, Fast Payments With Nonbank Access

We will shortly provide clients with an in-depth analysis of each of the Administration’s policy-setting crypto reports, but draw your attention now to key payment-system recommendations.

Treasury Presses Crypto Reg Framework, New Role for CFPB

Continuing our series on the Administration’s crypto policy reports, we turn now to the paper on overall cryptoasset regulation.

Administration Also Plans Focus on Crypto Crime, Market Risk

In addition to the reports assessed in earlier alerts on CBDC, the payments system, and cryptoasset regulation, the administration today released numerous other digital asset policy actions.

Warren Demands Treasury Address Crypto’s Financial Stability, Sanctions Risk

Even as the White House released numerous cryptoasset reports today and Treasury called for action on several fronts, Sen. Warren (D-MA) demands more.

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