Taking note of the inherent tension in bank supervision between the need for confidentiality and tailoring on one hand and accountability and predictability on the other, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles today elaborated on his plans to revamp how the Fed supervises banks.
Browsing: Tailored regulation
The Federal Reserve today approved its long-awaited framework for tailoring enhanced prudential standards for firms with $100 billion or more in assets—as required by the S. 2155 regulatory reform law—and how it will apply those standards to large U.S. and foreign banking organizations.
A group of 13 Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee today urged the federal banking agencies to accelerate implementation of regulatory reforms made by the S. 2155 reform law, as well as other reforms that they said would enhance economic growth.
The largest U.S. banks collectively showed that they can withstand a severe economic downturn and continued to improve their capital positions, according to the results of Dodd-Frank Act-mandated stress tests the Federal Reserve released today.
ABA, along with the Bank Policy Institute and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, today expressed its support for a proposal from the Federal Reserve and the FDIC, as well as an advance notice of proposed rulemaking from the FDIC, to tailor their resolution planning frameworks for large banking companies and large insured banks.
ABA on Friday submitted feedback to the federal regulatory agencies on a recent proposal to tailor prudential regulations for foreign banking organizations.
Regulatory agencies are focused on the growth of credit risk outside the banking industry, according to remarks by top officials at the ABA Washington Summit today.
While noting that it appreciates the bank regulators’ intent in their recent proposal to raise the thresholds at which bank directors or other management officials are prohibited from serving at more than one depository institution or holding company—and expressing support for an inflation-indexed increase in the thresholds—ABA today cautioned against an arbitrary asset threshold for defining a community bank.
In an American Banker op-ed today, ABA EVP Wayne Abernathy questioned the effectiveness of the more than two dozen regulatory capital requirements that banks are subject to and highlighted the need for greater tailoring.
In her first public appearance as a member of the Federal Reserve Board, Fed Governor Michelle Bowman today encouraged bankers to keep the lines of communication open with the regulatory agencies, emphasizing that “clear communication can help us all do our jobs better.”