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Compliance and Risk

The Justice Department announced last week that four banks — Société Générale Private Banking (Lugano-Svizzera), MediBank AG, LBBW (Schweiz) AG, and Scobag Privatbank AG — have reached resolutions under the department’s Swiss Bank Program.


Since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, banks have placed increased focus on internal audit. In response to member requests, ABA has formed peer groups for internal auditors and groups for those coordinating implementation of the updated COSO internal control framework.


The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s own Investor Advisory Committee last week became the latest group to express mixed opinions on FASB’s current expected credit loss proposal, which would require expected credit losses over the life of a loan to be recorded at the time of origination. The 10-member IAC includes a member from the Federal


Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen yesterday responded to a letter several House members sent last fall urging regulators to resolve a problem for Subchapter S banks posed by Basel III’s capital conservation buffer. Yellen declined to pursue any policy change, stating that the Fed “continues to believe that the capital conservation buffer should be applied equally to all banking organizations.”

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