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5 07, 2022

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2023-01-24T15:42:23-05:00July 5th, 2022|2- Daily Briefing|

Fed Develops a Measure of Operational-Risk Exposures

In a research note late last week, Federal Reserve staff proposed a new approach to quantifying a bank’s operational-risk exposure, a timely contribution to the debate sure to rage when the U.S. advances Basel’s proposed rewrite of operational-risk-based capital requirements (see FSM Report OPSRISK18).

FHLB Banks Said to Pose Grave Risks, Require Reform

A new paper from Fed staff and former Gov. Dan Tarullo argues that the Federal Home Loan Banks pose structural problems to federal bank regulation and systemic stability by virtue of their hybrid status and the absence of clear purpose under contemporary market circumstances.

FRB-New York: Digital Currencies Could Strengthen the USD

Contrary to Congressional fears (see Client Report CBDC13), a new blog post from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York projects that digital currencies might bode well for the continued international dominance of the dollar.

Liang Calls for New-Age CCyBs, Open-End Fund Reform, Digital-Asset Macropru

In remarks today, Treasury Under-Secretary Liang concludes that post-2008 macroprudential standards strengthened the financial system as evidenced by its ability to support the real economy in 2020.

Global Regulators Find Risky Connectivity Between Banks, BigTech

The BIS Financial Stability Institute today released a report investigating what it calls the regulatory blind spot of bigtech inter-dependency, recommending that regulators develop an entity-based regulatory framework for bigtech operations in the financial sector and, while they work on this longstanding goal, use an new, indirect approach.

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30 06, 2022

DAILY063022

2023-01-24T15:53:35-05:00June 30th, 2022|2- Daily Briefing|

OFAC Updates Counter-Terrorism Sanctions

OFAC today adopted a final rule that amends the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations to implement a 2019 executive order and make several minor technical changes.

Basel Crafts Stringent New Regime for Crypto Exposures

As promised, the Basel Committee today tried again to craft a global prudential regime for bank crypto exposures.  We will shortly provide clients with an in-depth analysis of the new consultation, which replaces a controversial first round (see FSM Report CRYPTO19) with one that continues add-on capital requirements for higher-risk digital assets (now redefined for stablecoins).

FSB Frets About Commodity, Resilience Risk

The FSB’s plenary today is far more pessimistic about both macroeconomic and financial conditions than it was just a month ago.  Although it then worried about commodity-market volatility, these concerns now are heightened by large margin calls, “undetected” leverage, and concentrated exposures.

CFPB Pledges Guidance on Wage Access Products

The CFPB today terminated the Sandbox Approval Order for Payactiv, an earned wage access company, removing an exemption for some of the company’s products from liability under the Truth in Lending Act.  Payactiv requested the termination in order to make changes to its fee model, as changes to its products would require modifications to the order.

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23 06, 2022

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2023-01-25T15:46:26-05:00June 23rd, 2022|2- Daily Briefing|

Treasury Tries Transparency

Treasury and its inter-agency working group today advanced its earlier findings (see Client Report TMARKET2) with a public consultation on data transparency.

House Ag Subcommittee Advances CFTC Digital-Asset Authority

Advancing proposals to give the CFTC jurisdiction over aspects of the crypto market as proposed in the Lummis-Gillibrand bill (see FSM Report CRYPTO28), the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit today advanced statutory changes that not only give the CFTC this authority, but also expand the committee’s jurisdiction.

OCC Targets Macro Risks

The OCC today released its latest analysis of risks to federally-chartered institutions, reiterating longstanding operational-risk concerns now heightened by the challenges facing banks seeking to retain or hire specialized personnel.

House Republicans Craft New Data-Privacy Regime

HFSC Ranking Member McHenry (R-NC) and panel Republicans today released a draft bill establishing consumer-data privacy rights with an eye on emerging financial providers and products.

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