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17 10, 2022

Karen Petrou: Fed Financial Losses and Big-Bank Political risk

2022-10-17T15:39:27-04:00October 17th, 2022|The Vault|

Congress will do nothing about anything until the midterm election seals each Member’s fate.  Thus, I expect nothing to come from Congress in 2022 responding to the Fed’s sudden turn for the financial worst.  However, when Congress again comes to thinking about the Fed, it will not go unnoticed despite all the acrimony about monetary-policy miscues that taxpayers are in some ways now far more clearly subsidizing payments to banks, MMFs, and other financial companies holding deposits with the central bank or using its standing market windows.  The last time Congress thought about interest rates on reserves (IRR), more than a few Members wanted it back.  Given that these payments are now at what seems direct taxpayer cost, they’ll have a lot of new friends in the next Congress unless someone quickly shows why these interest payments are an artifact of Fed confusion, not big-bank malfeasance.

Yes, I know – the $2.9 billion loss the Fed reported in terms of Treasury remittances for the first week of October isn’t a direct taxpayer subsidy any more than the hundreds of billions the Fed has sent to the Treasury since 2008 are funds directly taken from taxpayers.  The ups and downs of Fed remittances are the result of balance-sheet operations comprised of liabilities owed to financial companies and earnings on assets in the Fed’s portfolio.  Neither is direct spending nor revenue raising.  This is, though, a technicality for Members of Congress who have become used to having the Fed – and …

17 10, 2022

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2022-10-17T15:38:55-04:00October 17th, 2022|6- Client Memo|

Fed Financial Losses and Big-Bank Political risk

Congress will do nothing about anything until the midterm election seals each Member’s fate.  Thus, I expect nothing to come from Congress in 2022 responding to the Fed’s sudden turn for the financial worst.  However, when Congress again comes to thinking about the Fed, it will not go unnoticed despite all the acrimony about monetary-policy miscues that taxpayers are in some ways now far more clearly subsidizing payments to banks, MMFs, and other financial companies holding deposits with the central bank or using its standing market windows.  The last time Congress thought about interest rates on reserves (IRR), more than a few Members wanted it back.  Given that these payments are now at what seems direct taxpayer cost, they’ll have a lot of new friends in the next Congress unless someone quickly shows why these interest payments are an artifact of Fed confusion, not big-bank malfeasance.

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14 09, 2022

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2022-10-13T11:57:25-04:00September 14th, 2022|2- Daily Briefing|

Pressure Mounts for Basel Finales

The Basel Committee’s oversight body of central bankers and top supervisors has pressed nations quickly to finalize the Basel III “end-game” rules referenced not only in FRB Vice Chairman Barr’s maiden speech, but also in a statement shortly before this meeting by all of the U.S. banking agencies.

FSB Continues Work on FMI Resolvability

The FSB today announced a survey to gather feedback on its FMI Intermediary information framework to judge how to best ensure resolvability, seeking views from FMI service providers, firms subject to resolution planning, and bank resolution authorities.

CFPB, FTC Press for Furnisher Accountability

The CFPB today joined the FTC in filing an amicus brief taking strong issue with the position that furnishers of credit information have legal discretion over their investigations of indirect credit disputes (i.e., those with debt collectors acting on the furnisher’s behalf).

SEC Proposes Treasury-Market Conversion to Central Clearing

Moving to adopt its preferred solution to Treasury-market fragility, the SEC today voted 5-0 to issue a proposal requiring that market clearinghouses – i.e., FICC, require their members (generally clearing banks) to submit certain secondary-market transactions for clearing along with the small percentage now already centrally-cleared.

Gensler Stands by Tough Crypto, MMF, Climate Policy

Ahead of testimony tomorrow before the Senate Banking Committee, SEC Chairman Gensler’s testimony reaffirmed the chairman’s strong stand on its crypto jurisdiction, reiterating that crypto markets should be subject to like-kind capital rules and that registration is necessary for most crypto tokens …

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