OCC Lays Out Revised Risk Warnings, Admonitions
The OCC today released its semiannual risk assessment, with much of its context based on data as of September 2022 and thus of limited value forecasting near-term threats. The OCC is careful to advise that the banking systems and institutions with federal charters have been the focus of special OCC attention since the mid-March failures.
McHenry Heightens GOP Opposition to FSOC Systemic Standards
Perhaps because he was unable yesterday to quiz Secretary Yellen (see Client Report REFORM227), HFSC Chairman McHenry (R-NC) today sent Ms. Yellen a letter taking sharp issue with proposed FSOC nonbank-SIFI designation standards (see FSM Report SIFI35). Arguing that FSOC’s longstanding precedent is not to designate nonbanks although this was done after Dodd-Frank (before Trump-era de-designations), Mr. McHenry states that the new approach focuses only on size and thus ignores the extent to which activities pose risk.
Powell Says No to ONRRP Redesign
At his press conference today, Chairman Powell denied that the ONRRP has any adverse impact on deposit inflows but said it and reserve levels will gradually drop as Treasury rebuilds its cash reserves. Further, the Fed is not open now to reducing RRP rates.