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3 11, 2022

DAILY110322

2022-11-03T17:15:32-04:00November 3rd, 2022|2- Daily Briefing|

Gruenberg Backs Bank On

In remarks late yesterday, FDIC Acting Chairman Gruenberg pointed to the importance of Bank On accounts to retain previously un- or under-banked households brought into the system following large government payments early in the pandemic.

ECB Presses Climate-Risk Capital Regs

Moving far ahead of the Fed, the ECB has announced strict plans to ensure that EU banks not only improve governance and express climate-risk stress testing, but also hold sufficient internal-capital allocations for physical and transition risk.

Data Standard-Setters to Come Under CFPB Regs

In remarks late yesterday updating the CFPB’s open-banking rulemaking efforts, Director Chopra indicated that the new consumer-data rules (see forthcoming in-depth FedFin report) will also address   how best to set public and private-sector standards to ensure industry-wide fairness and access to critical infrastructure.

IMF Climate-Risk Priorities Include GSIB Buffers

The IMF’s Deputy Managing Director Bo Li today set priorities for central banks and bank regulators addressing financial-system climate resilience.

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4 10, 2022

DAILY100422

2022-10-05T10:36:14-04:00October 4th, 2022|2- Daily Briefing|

IMF Calls for Open-End Fund Swing Pricing

The IMF today released a study of open-end funds sure to guide the action promised by SEC Chairman Gensler (see Client Report INVESTOR20).

Fed Study: Climate-Risk Insurance Cross-Subsidies Pose Moral Hazard, Financial Risk

Using homeowners’ insurance as a proxy for climate-risk insurance, a Fed staff study finds that the decoupling of rates and risk raises moral hazard and causes policy-holders in lower-risk and less restrictively regulated states to subsidize those in riskier states, where rates have been outpaced by losses.

Yellen Highlights Need for Crypto Reg at Racial Equity Roundtable

At a Treasury roundtable on racial equity and economic inequality, Treasury Secretary Yellen today reiterated the importance of the cryptoasset standards recommended yesterday by the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

Fed Sets Supervisory Standards for a Non-Traditional IDI Parent

The Federal Register today includes the Federal Reserve’s final supervisory framework for DIHCs controlled by insurance companies.

Final FHLB Listening Session Brings System Praise, Resistance to Change

We will shortly provide clients with an in-depth report on the last session FHFA held today listening to dozens of views on the future of the Federal Home Loan Bank System.

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26 09, 2022

DAILY092622

2022-09-26T17:13:15-04:00September 26th, 2022|2- Daily Briefing|

EU Banks Placate Investors vs. Protecting Capital

As pressure mounts on bank capital requirements (see Client Report REFORM213), the IMF has released a study finding that European banks could not have reduced capital distributions during the first year of the pandemic but for supervisory restrictions.  This study is models-based and thus dependent on its assumptions.  It also does not cover U.S. banks and conditions in each region may differ, but the study concludes that EU banks did not discount future expectations of economic conditions or profitability.

FRB Dallas Paper Finds CBDCs Enhance Financial Inclusion

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas today published a working paper finding that both a low fixed-cost/rate and a high fixed-cost/rate CBDC facilitate inclusion without harming intermediation, although the lower fixed-cost/rate option results in greater inclusion by encouraging households now relying on cash to participate in the financial system.  It also found that a CBDC that increases inclusion does not necessarily decrease intermediation if the banking sector is not perfectly competitive, as its definition suggests is now the case.

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