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16 03, 2023

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2023-03-16T17:11:59-04:00March 16th, 2023|2- Daily Briefing|

FedFin Assessment: One CS Consequence – LISCC Reinstatement For All Large Foreign GSIBs

In the wake of CS’s distress, we draw client attention to a 2021 exchange sure to factor heavily in the political response.

Brown Presses For In-Depth SVB, Signature Review

As anticipated (see Client Report RESOLVE49), Senate Banking Chairman Brown (D-OH) today called on all the banking agencies and Treasury quickly to undertake a review of SVB and Signatures failures.

Warren Heaps Still More Blame On Powell

In another letter today, Sen. Warren (D-MA) once again lambasted Chair Powell for what she claimed was his direct contribution to the collapse of Signature Bank and SVB as well as a “a culture of corruption” at the Fed.

Senate GOP Blames Fed, California re SVB

Senate Banking Republicans today tweeted a series of comments citing articles going back to last year identifying SVB risk and suggesting strongly that the Fed and California state supervisors are at fault for missing clear warning signs.

Bipartisan Senators Push Better Beneficial-Ownership Data Access

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Whitehouse (D-RI) was joined by Sens. Wyden (D-OR), Warren (D-MA), Grassley (R-IA), and Rubio (R-FL) late yesterday in submitting a comment letter to FinCEN taking serious issue with its proposed implementation of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) (see FSM Report AML135).

Senate Finance Hearing Deepens SVB Divide

At a heated Senate Finance hearing with Treasury Secretary Yellen, Members were quick to deviate from the hearing’s budget-focused agenda to address who should bear the …

18 03, 2022

DAILY031822

2023-04-03T14:21:59-04:00March 18th, 2022|2- Daily Briefing|

Commodity-Market Backstop Prospects, Impact

In this alert, we update clients on our assessment of policy consequences related to commodity-market strains.  Notably, a letter from European energy traders to the ECB has been made public indicating stress in this sector is so severe that traders are seeking emergency liquidity support.  While directed to the ECB, the letter calls upon all central banks to provide this support, making it likely that a similar plea has been sent to the Federal Reserve.

Congress Wants More, Tougher Sanctions

Although witnesses at yesterday’s Senate Banking Committee sought to assure Congress that digital currency does not promote sanctions evasion (see Client Report SANCTION17), legislation continues to advance to curtail any form of sanctions evasion.  As we noted yesterday, senior Senate Democrats have introduced a bill expressly targeting digital assets and exchanges while HFSC marked up numerous bills tightening more conventional financial-transmission and policy channels.

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