Mr. Whitman is an associate in Davis Polk's Financial Institutions Group. [Full Bio]

The Financial Stability Board, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures and International Organization of Securities Commissions announced late last week a survey focusing on the effects of post-crisis regulatory reforms on incentives to centrally clear over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.

The G20 agreed in 2009 to promote … Read More

In what we expect to be the first step in a process of increasing the transparency of the Federal Reserve’s supervisory stress tests and their application to banking organizations subject to the Dodd-Frank Act supervisory stress testing requirements and the Federal Reserve’s Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) framework, the … Read More

Six years after finalizing the first set of Basel III reforms to the capital framework for banking organizations, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has agreed on and released the final set of revisions to the Basel III capital standards (sometimes referred to as “Basel IV”).

The reforms include the … Read More

The Federal Reserve Board announced today that it will continue its policy of not deploying the countercyclical buffer (CCyB), a decision it reached after assessing the considerations in its September 2016 CCyB policy statement and consulting with the FDIC and OCC.

The CCyB is a macroprudential policy tool that the … Read More

The U.S. banking agencies (the Federal Reserve, OCC and FDIC) have delayed the last phase of the U.S. Basel III capital rules’ transition provisions relating to certain deductions from capital and limitations on the recognition of minority interests, which were scheduled to become effective January 1, 2018, for banking organizations … Read More

On November 21, 2017, the Financial Stability Board (“FSB”) has published its 2017 list of global systemically important banking organizations (“G-SIBs”) as determined by its annual identification process using an assessment methodology designed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (“BCBS”). The Royal Bank of Canada was added to the … Read More

The U.S. banking agencies (the Federal Reserve, OCC and FDIC) propose to delay the last phase of the U.S. Basel III capital rules’ transition provisions relating to certain deductions from capital and limitations on the recognition of minority interests, which are scheduled to become effective January 1, 2018, for banking … Read More

Recently, certain derivatives clearinghouses have changed their rulebooks to treat daily payments of mark-to-market variation margin as settlement payments of the derivatives transactions rather than pledges or transfers of collateral.  In response to this trend and industry questions about its effect on regulatory capital requirements, on August 14, 2017 the … Read More