Browsing: Financial stability

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In the wake of the Federal Reserve’s biennial financial stability report released yesterday, which flagged leveraged loans as a risk factor, Fed Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles suggested that media reports overplayed the scale of the risk, especially to banks.

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As part of its efforts to monitor and maintain financial stability, the Federal Reserve is proposing to include new categories of entities under “financial institution” status under the FDIC Improvement Act’s netting provisions, first promulgated in Regulation EE in 1994.

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As part of their efforts to mitigate financial stability risks associated with connections among the largest banks, the federal banking agencies today proposed a rule that would discourage the largest banks from purchasing large amounts of total loss-absorbing capacity debt issued by other large banks.

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Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles today defended the agency’s decision to hold the countercyclical capital buffer for banking organizations using the Basel III advanced approaches at zero percent for the third year in a row, noting that financial vulnerabilities remain within their normal range.

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