Tag Archives: financial stability

Nichols: S. 2155 an Important First Step for Reg Reform

Ahead of the House vote today that will determine the fate of S. 2155 -- the bipartisan Senate regulatory reform package -- ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols said that the bill “is a huge, important step forward -- we hope the first of additional steps -- to modernize and appropriately tailor the supervisory framework.”

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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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OFR Raises Concerns about Market, Cyber Risk in 2017 Report

While the financial system is more resilient today than in the years before the financial crisis, new vulnerabilities -- including market risk and cyber risk -- continue to pose threats to financial stability, the Office of Financial Research said in its financial stability report released today.

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