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12 12, 2023

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2023-12-12T17:09:22-05:00December 12th, 2023|2- Daily Briefing|

IMF Calls for Enhanced Climate-Risk Analyses, Stress-Testing

Calling for implementation of the Basel Committee’s climate-related financial risk principles (see FSM Report CLIMATE14), the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department Director, Tobias Adrian, today pressed central banks to enhance their climate risk analyses and adapt stress-testing frameworks to better reflect climate-financial risk transmission and amplification channels.

Agencies Come Under Still More Workplace-Practice Scrutiny, Political Pressure

As we noted last week, House Republicans are now using ongoing assertions of FDIC workplace dysfunction to attack the OCC.

HFSC Subcomm Considers Sanctions Enforcement

Today’s HFSC National Security Subcommittee hearing focused primarily on critiques of US energy sanctions enforcement related to Russia, Iran, and Venezuela.

House Select Committee Calls on Fed to Stress Test China Risk

The House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party today released a bipartisan report urging Congress to direct the Fed to stress-test U.S. banks for their ability to withstand Chinese market risk, produce classified reports on these assessments, and consider the financial market impact of potential sanctions on Chinese financial firms.

Basel Proposes Modest Fix to IRR Standards, Post-SVB Revisions Await

As anticipated, the Basel Committee today released a consultation revising global interest-rate risk (IRR), standards updating current banking-book standards (see FSM Report IRR7) to toughen the IRR-shock calibration.

McKernan Extends Capital Olive Branch

FDIC Director McKernan today offered an end-game compromise that might actually lead to final rules in 2024 that defer some of the …

17 07, 2023

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2023-07-17T16:58:11-04:00July 17th, 2023|2- Daily Briefing|

HFSC to Tackle FinCen, Sanctions

The HFSC memo on the National Security Subcommittee’s Tuesday hearing makes it clear that Republicans have not wavered in their criticism of FinCEN’s beneficial-ownership standards (see FSM Report AML134).  As before, the GOP’s principal concern is small-business burden, with bills to be considered including H.R. 4035 by Chair McHenry (R-NC) extending the small-business compliance deadline and a bill by Rep. Nunn (R-IA) to ensure at least a two-year compliance period.

Global Regulators Strengthen Crypto, Stablecoin Standards

The FSB today finalized its “same-activity/same-rule” standards for cryptoassets and stablecoins (see FSM Report CRYPTO34).  We will soon provide clients with an in-depth analysis of the recommendations, which are effective immediately.

Gensler Sounds AI Systemic Alarm

In remarks today, SEC Chairman Gensler echoed his longstanding concern about predictive analytics and AI-related problems recently highlighted by CFPB Director Chopra and the banking agencies.  He also cautions public issuers to ensure their AI-related disclosures are accurate, noting that AI-spawned market fraud is still fraud the SEC will vigorously pursue.

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