Tag Archives: derivatives

OCC: Trading Revenue Rebounds in First Quarter

Commercial banks reported total trading revenue of $8.2 billion in the first quarter of 2018, up 62.8 percent from the fourth quarter of 2017 and 15 percent from the year before, according to the OCC’s Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activities today.

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ABA Weighs in on Harmonization of Swap Margin, QFC Rules

ABA today commented on a joint proposed rulemaking issued by the OCC, Federal Reserve and FDIC, Farm Credit Administration and the Federal Housing Finance Administration that would align the agencies’ margin rules with restrictions on qualified financial contracts that took effect last year.

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ABA Calls for Flexibility from FASB as Libor Transition Commences

With the New York Federal Reserve beginning to publish the Secured Overnight Financing Rate -- or SOFR -- next week, the American Bankers Association today wrote to the Financial Accounting Standards Board in support of including the overnight index swap rate based on SOFR as a benchmark interest rate for hedge accounting purposes, as an alternative to U.S. dollar Libor.

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OCC: Trading Revenue Plummets in Fourth Quarter

Commercial banks reported total trading revenue of $5 billion in the final quarter of 2017, down 21.2 percent from the third quarter and 16.1 percent from the year before, according to the OCC’s Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activities.

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From Libor to SOFR

Used for nearly half a century, Libor underpins more than $350 trillion of financial products. As regulators and the industry plan for its replacement, how will banking change?

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Agencies Propose Harmonizing Swap Margin, QFC Rules

To facilitate compliance with their rules regarding qualified financial contracts of systemically important banks, the federal banking agencies today proposed a rule clarifying that legacy swaps -- those entered into before the margin rules’ compliance dates -- do not become subject to margin requirements provided they are amended solely to comply with QFC rules.

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