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2 11, 2022

DAILY110222

2022-11-02T16:14:20-04:00November 2nd, 2022|2- Daily Briefing|

SEC Turns to Swing Pricing, Structural OEF Redesign

As anticipated, the SEC today voted 3-2 to advance swing pricing and other structural changes to open-end funds (OEFs).  Key to this proposal is to the Commission’s controversial MMF draft (see FSM Report MMF19) is swing pricing, with Chairman Gensler laying out how he believes swing pricing would end first-mover advantage and thus improve fund stability.  The proposal also imposes stiff new liquidity standards, with Commissioner Uyeda dissenting from this and the rest of the proposal on grounds that only bank-loan funds have proven to be demonstrably illiquid under stress.

BIS Announces DeFi Foreign Exchange Pilot for CBDCs

Continuing its CBDC pilots, the BIS today announced the launch of Project Mariana, a system seeking to use DeFi protocols to automate CBDC foreign-exchange settlements.  Project Mariana will operate in Switzerland, France, and Singapore, exchanging wholesale CBDCs.  The BIS is interested in exploring the application and design of automated market markers in wholesale CBDC exchanges, the effectiveness of a supra-regional network for cross-border settlement, and potential governance models of wholesale CBDCs.

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4 10, 2022

DAILY100422

2022-10-05T10:36:14-04:00October 4th, 2022|2- Daily Briefing|

IMF Calls for Open-End Fund Swing Pricing

The IMF today released a study of open-end funds sure to guide the action promised by SEC Chairman Gensler (see Client Report INVESTOR20).

Fed Study: Climate-Risk Insurance Cross-Subsidies Pose Moral Hazard, Financial Risk

Using homeowners’ insurance as a proxy for climate-risk insurance, a Fed staff study finds that the decoupling of rates and risk raises moral hazard and causes policy-holders in lower-risk and less restrictively regulated states to subsidize those in riskier states, where rates have been outpaced by losses.

Yellen Highlights Need for Crypto Reg at Racial Equity Roundtable

At a Treasury roundtable on racial equity and economic inequality, Treasury Secretary Yellen today reiterated the importance of the cryptoasset standards recommended yesterday by the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

Fed Sets Supervisory Standards for a Non-Traditional IDI Parent

The Federal Register today includes the Federal Reserve’s final supervisory framework for DIHCs controlled by insurance companies.

Final FHLB Listening Session Brings System Praise, Resistance to Change

We will shortly provide clients with an in-depth report on the last session FHFA held today listening to dozens of views on the future of the Federal Home Loan Bank System.

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