FDIC Adopts New IDI-Resolution Policy
The FDIC’s announcement late yesterday that it had sold portions of SVB to First-Citizens indicate that a provision also in its Signature bridge-bank sale reflect a new FDIC resolution policy: a willingness to take warrants.
Global Authorities Press FX Payment Redesign
The BIS Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) today issued a final report offering a number of recommendations to central banks to facilitate the adoption of PvP systems. To mitigate regulatory barriers, the report recommends that central banks strengthen regulatory incentives for FX market participants to use PvP arrangements, improve settlement risk exposure reporting, and enact robust settlement finality protection.
Barr Defends Fed, Promises Review
Ahead of what is sure to be two raucous days of Congressional hearings, FRB Vice Chairman Barr’s testimony emphasizes that the Federal Reserve will use “all its tools” to protect banks of all sizes and that all deposits at all banks are safe.
Gruenberg Mounts Vigorous FDIC Defense, Presses For Significant Rule, Premium-Assessment Rewrite
FDIC Chairman Gruenberg’s testimony ahead of Congressional hearings describes the Signature and SVB actions, rebutting bailout assertions on grounds that the banks in fact failed and banks – not taxpayers – will make up any FDIC losses. He also indicates that the FDIC can and will investigate insiders to determine responsibility and pursue penalties if appropriate.