Tag Archives: SIFIs

Podcast: NYCB’s Joe Ficalora on Lending to Rent-Stabilized Apartment Buildings

In New York City, more than 1.3 million rental homes and apartments have rents that are stabilized, controlled or otherwise regulated. These units account for more than 60 percent of New York City’s overall rental market and over 40 percent of all occupied housing in the city. While economists debate the merits of rent stabilization policy, the owners of these ...

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Quarles Lays Out Opportunities for Further Regulatory Tailoring

Testifying before the House Financial Services Committee this morning, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles outlined several ways in which the Fed has already or is in the process of tailoring the post-crisis regulatory framework to promote efficiency, transparency and simplicity.

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Treasury Recommends Key Changes to Orderly Liquidation Process

The Treasury Department today issued a report recommending important changes to the Dodd-Frank Act’s orderly liquidation authority, which provides a mechanism for the FDIC and Federal Reserve to wind down a systemically important but failing financial institution with minimal harm to the broader financial system.

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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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