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Commercial banks reported total trading revenue of $5.5 billion in the second quarter of 2015, 28.1 percent lower than in the first quarter and 14.2 percent lower than a year prior, according to the OCC’s Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activities released yesterday.


In a comment letter yesterday, ABA and its ABA Securities Association subsidiary yesterday urged the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to consider the competitive implications that proposed margin requirements would have on banking organizations that operate globally.


Results from ABA’s 2015 Bank Insurance Survey Report show that bankers expect most of their insurance premiums to remain the same or, in some cases, decrease for the next renewal cycle. Most banks saw estimated premiums rise for cybersecurity, property insurance and financial institution bond policies, among others.

Compliance and Risk

The OCC issued a bulletin today clarifying its limits on physical commodity transactions by banks. Preexisting OCC guidance allows the use of physical commodity transactions to manage risks involved with commodity derivatives provided those activities constitute a “nominal” percentage of overall risk management activities.


The agencies of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council yesterday released a free cybersecurity self-assessment tool to help financial institutions of all sizes identify the cyber risks they face and assess their preparedness. The assessment is based on a 2014 pilot cybersecurity assessment of more than 500 financial institutions.

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