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12 01, 2024

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2024-01-12T15:31:11-05:00January 12th, 2024|2- Daily Briefing|

Emmer, HFSC GOP Reintroduce FSOC Oversight Measure

Following a hearing earlier this week at which GOP Members reiterated longstanding FSOC criticism, House Majority Whip Emmer (R-MN) has reintroduced legislation along with ten other HFSC Republicans to bring FSOC under congressional appropriations.

HFSC Bipartisan AI Task Force Already Divided on Key Priorities

Reflecting growing concern about AI’s risks (see Client Report FSOC29), HFSC Chairman McHenry (R-NC) and Ranking Member Waters (D-CA) yesterday announced the creation of a bipartisan AI Working Group to be led by Digital Assets Subcommittee Chairman Hill (R-AR) and Ranking Member Lynch (D-MA).

House Passes Measures to Check Chinese Economic Power

The House today passed several bills addressing the role of China in IMF and World Bank policy and a renewed attempt to limit what many Members of Congress consider Chinese currency manipulation (H. R. 839).

The Fed Becomes a Big Loser

The Federal Reserve System today released its preliminary FY23 financial results, the first look into the System’s operating condition above and beyond its significant mark-to-market losses.

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19 09, 2023

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2023-09-19T18:11:29-04:00September 19th, 2023|2- Daily Briefing|

FSB Finally Takes Concrete CCP-Resolution Action

Following longstanding announcements that it would advance CCP resolvability, the FSB today released a consultative report recommending a toolbox approach to CCP resolution providing sufficient loss absorption and liquidity that is readily available and mitigates adverse effects on financial stability.

Treasury Advances Climate-Risk Principles, Not Mandates

Cautiously advancing the President’s climate-risk order (see FSM Report GREEN8), Treasury today released nine nonbinding principles for net-zero financing and investment encouraging financial institutions to focus on limiting scope 3 emissions by implementing robust net-zero transition plans.

CFPB Expands AI Crackdown

Expanding on last year’s adverse action guidance (see FSM Report FAIRLEND11), the CFPB today issued a circular stating that lenders – especially those using AI – cannot use CFPB sample adverse actions forms and checklists to deny consumers credit if the samples do not accurately portray the reasoning behind the denial.

HFSC Republicans Expand Attack From Capital to LTD Rules

Today’s HFSC Financial Institutions Subcommittee hearing on the economic consequences of the banking agencies’ slate of recent proposals showcased strong Republican concerns.

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6 06, 2023

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2023-06-06T16:49:29-04:00June 6th, 2023|2- Daily Briefing|

HFSC Tackles China, CBDC

The committee memo for the HFSC National Security Subcommittee hearing tomorrow makes it clear that China is the main focus of dollar-sovereignty considerations and CBDC will play a central role in this debate.

CFPB Wants Chatbots To Stop Talking

The CFPB today released an “issue spotlight” looking at how AI in general and chatbots in particular may adversely affect retail-finance consumers, concluding that chatbots may be useful for simple inquiries, but effectiveness wanes as complexity rises.

Third-Party Guidance Gets Still More Stringent

After repeatedly saying that third-party risk management is a top priority, the banking agencies today finalized a 2021 proposal (see FSM Report VENDOR9) tightening current requirements.

GOP Questions ONRRP, Treasury RWAs

Although HFSC Financial Institutions Subcommittee Chairman Barr (R-KY) today highlighted the legislation on which today’s hearing was to focus, much of the discussion over Treasury-management policy revisited last week’s debt-ceiling battles.

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