Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee, Michael Barr—President Biden’s nominee to serve as Federal Reserve vice chairman for supervision—said that the “Fed’s authorities are quite limited [and] narrow” with regard to accelerating the transition to a lower carbon economy.
Browsing: Stress tests
The Federal Reserve today released the hypothetical economic and financial market scenarios that it will use in the next round of stress tests for the nation’s largest financial institutions. This year’s stress tests will evaluate 34 large banks.
With regulatory scrutiny of climate change-related risks growing, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard promised today that the Fed’s climate risk supervision will not include directives for banks not to lend to specific industries like oil and gas.
The Federal Reserve today announced individual capital requirements for banks with more than $100 billion…
While delinquency rates and other indicators of consumer financial stress may rise as COVID-19 support programs are phased out, most consumers appear to be in good financial shape.
Large banks continued to maintain strong capital levels under a hypothetical severe global recession and substantial stress in commercial real estate and corporate debt markets, according to the results of Dodd-Frank Act-mandated stress tests, the Federal Reserve said today.
Given the strong performance of banks throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn, regulators should not need to employ “ad hoc and roughly improvised limitations” on the restrictions of capital distributions going forward, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles said in remarks at an industry event today.
Sen. Brian Schatz (D- Hawaii) and Rep. Sean Casten (D-Ill.) introduced legislation today that would direct the Federal Reserve to subject large banks to stress tests to measure their resilience to climate-related financial risks. Schatz previously introduced the bill in the last Congress.
In remarks at a virtual industry event today, Fed Governor Lael Brainard commented on the strong performance of the banking sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing that strong capital and liquidity positions will continue to be important as banks continue to face a high degree of uncertainty.
The Federal Reserve’s efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of stress tests have proven critical in helping the agency and the financial industry respond to COVID-19, Fed Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles said today.