23 02, 2023


2023-02-23T16:48:42-05:00February 23rd, 2023|2- Daily Briefing|

Agencies Strengthen Defenses vs. Crypto-Related Funding

As FedFin forecast when significant bank crypto-related deposit exposures came to light (see Client Report CRYPTO38), the banking agencies today issued guidance telling banks to monitor and mitigate risks related to resulting liquidity risk.

FSB Sets Out Key Cross-Border Payments Action Items

The Financial Stability Board today released a list of actions for implementing the G20’s Roadmap for Enhancing Cross-border Payments, including three priorities.  These are payment system interoperability and extension; legal, regulatory and supervisory finalizing frameworks; and cross-border data exchange and message standards.

IMF Presses CBDC, New “Unified Ledger”

A new IMF blog post advocates for public sector implementation of new payment technologies including tokenization, encryption, and programmability to improve cross-border payments, limit counterparty risk, and facilitate AML and other compliance.

FHFA Proposes GSE-Capital Revamp

FHFA today sought comment on several significant revisions to the regulatory-capital rules governing  Fannie and Freddie.  As we will detail in a forthcoming in-depth report, several of these changes concede to comments rejected as the current rules were finalized.


4 10, 2021


2023-06-28T15:36:45-04:00October 4th, 2021|2- Daily Briefing|

Fed Staff Study Ratifies GSIB Scoring; We’re Not So Sure
Late last week, the Fed published a new staff note using a novel approach – high-frequency stock trading – to identify SIFIs. Looking to determine if one firm’s negative stock return creates market-wide contagion risk in a short time period, the study finds that the eight U.S. designated GSIBs demonstrate this systemic market correlation.

USPS Experiments with New Banking Services
Following an American Prospect story today, a number of news sources have confirmed that the U.S. Postal Service has launched a pilot postal-banking proof of concept.

Warren Demands Still More Retribution for Fed Trading Practices
Based in part on news today that Vice Chairman Clarida also engaged in trading some believe has the appearance of impropriety, Sen. Warren (D-MA) has expanded her campaign demanding not just a Federal Reserve inquiry, but now also an SEC investigation.

Fed Plans Single-Day Implementation for ISO 20022 in 2023
The FRB today issued notice that Reserve Banks will adopt the ISO 20022 message format for the Fedwire Funds Service.

Gensler’s Next Grilling
Ahead of its hearing with SEC Chair Gensler tomorrow, HFSC’s majority staff memo indicates that the session will cover the full SEC agenda.


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