The Senate has passed the Bipartisan Banking Bill, which would raise the generally applicable statutory threshold for most enhanced prudential standards (EPS) from $50 billion to $250 billion in total consolidated assets and would provide other targeted relief to regional and community banks.  It would also make a
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Continuing the trend of Congressional attention to U.S. capital requirements for banking organizations, the United States House of Representatives has passed a bill that seeks to address the calculation of risk-weighted assets (RWAs) for operational risk under the U.S. Basel III capital rules (House Bill).  The
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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
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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
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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
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The Senate’s bipartisan regulatory relief bill advanced out of the Senate Banking Committee this week with only minor changes and remains on a path to a filibuster-proof majority.  The bill would provide regulatory relief to regional, community and custody banks, among others—as described in two earlier posts here and here
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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
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Does the bipartisan Senate bill described in our earlier post leave large banks, i.e., banking organizations with $250 billion or more in total consolidated assets, and foreign banking organizations (FBOs) entirely out in the cold?  No, but the relief it provides to large banking organizations is quite limited, and it
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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
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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
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