The Federal Reserve announced an expansion of the Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF), originally announced on March 17, 2020 as part of its response to the coronavirus crisis.  Under the expanded CPFF, “eligible issuers” now include municipal issuers—which had been excluded in the 2008 version of the CPFF—and
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The Federal Reserve has created a new secured liquidity facility, called the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF), designed to restore liquidity to the asset-backed securities (ABS) market.  TALF represents a continuation of the Federal Reserve’s use of its “unusual and exigent” powers to help provide
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The Bank of England has emphasized that the economic shock from coronavirus (COVID-19) will pose a challenge for the maintenance of liquidity and working capital by UK companies.  With the objective of easing the cashflow difficulties likely to be widely faced by the UK corporate sector in the coming months,
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The UK’s main financial regulators announced a series of measures last week intended to alleviate some of the regulatory burdens facing firms and financial market infrastructures in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. These are in addition to initiatives announced by the Bank of England (BoE) and HM Treasury
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We are posting a presentation on the vulnerabilities, resiliency and resolvability of the U.S. Financial System today compared to 2008.  It is based largely on data from the Federal Reserve’s Financial Stability Report published in November 2019.  This was originally presented by our partner Randall D. Guynn at the Smoketree
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The Federal Reserve announced an expansion of the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (MMLF) originally announced on March 18, 2020 as part of its response to the coronavirus crisis.  Under the expanded MMLF, certain municipal bonds are eligible as collateral and certain municipal MMFs are eligible for
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The Senate Republicans recently released a proposal for Phase 3 of the government’s stimulus response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.  Our rush summary describes certain key portions of that proposal that we think will be of interest to our clients and friends. We cover the return of the money market
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The FDIC has issued two new sets of FAQs, one for financial institutions and the other for consumers, that address issues that may arise with respect to customers and communities affected by the coronavirus.  The FDIC is encouraging financial institutions to work with customers especially borrowers from affected industries and
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The FDIC proposed a rule to formalize certain longstanding expectations it has for approving applications by new industrial loan companies (ILCs) that would be subsidiaries of a parent company that would not be subject to consolidated supervision by the Federal Reserve. The proposal would require a written agreement
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