Fed Staff Assess Big-Bank Correlated Risk, Systemic Hazard
A new research note from the Federal Reserve looks at a critical question: how correlated have bank exposures become in the wake of stress testing and other rules many analysts, ourselves included, anticipated. To the extent exposures are correlated, systemic risk is likely to increase, especially if correlations are tightest at the biggest banks and/or correlated exposures are risky.
Quarles Defines Boundaries of Fed Emergency, Regulatory, Supervisory Policy and Politics
In parting remarks today, FRB Gov. Quarles not only defended his record, but also took a very different stand on future emergency facilities than another departing Fed official, Vice Chair Clarida. Unlike Mr. Clarida’s stout defense of 2008 and 2020 actions, Mr. Quarles argues that the credit facilities established in concert with those for emergency liquidity are problematic both in terms of central-bank mission and facility execution.