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FRB Governor Tarullo Outlines Top Regulatory Priorities for 2014

In testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on February 6, FRB Governor Daniel Tarullo set forth the FRB’s top regulatory priorities for 2014. While Governor Tarullo noted the recent progress in implementing the...more

Basel III Framework: Net Stable Funding Ratio (Proposed Standards)

A key new element of the Basel III framework for regulatory capital aims to improve banks’ management of their funding and liquidity profiles. Two new measures are proposed: a “net stable funding ratio,” and a “liquidity...more

Liquidity Coverage Ratio Impact on Covered Bonds

On October 23, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “Agencies”) published a notice of proposed rulemaking...more

The U.S. Banking Agencies Propose a Liquidity Coverage Ratio: What it Means for End Users

On October 24, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation proposed rules implementing the Basel III liquidity...more

OCC and FDIC Propose Rule to Strengthen Liquidity Risk Management

On October 30, as expected, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) each proposed a rule to strengthen the liquidity risk management of large banks and savings...more

OCC and FDIC Propose New Rule on Liquidity Risk Management

On October 30, the OCC and FDIC proposed substantively the same liquidity rule as the proposal approved by the Fed on October 24. That proposal developed by the three agencies applies to: (i) banking organizations with $250...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - November 4, 2013

The Fed Approves New Fee Schedules - On October 31, the Fed announced new fee schedules, effective January 2, 2014, for payment services the Federal Reserve Banks provide to depository institutions (priced services). ...more

Prudential Regulators Propose Large Institution Liquidity Rule

On October 24, the Federal Reserve Board issued a proposed rule it developed with the OCC and the FDIC to establish a minimum liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) consistent with the Basel III LCR, with some modifications to...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - November 1, 2013

In this issue: - FINRA Issues New Investor Alert on Closed-End Funds - CFTC Adopts Enhanced Customer Protection Rules - CFTC Adopts Rules Regarding the Protection of Collateral and Treatment of Securities...more

Federal Reserve Issues Proposed Liquidity Requirements; OCC and FDIC Expected to Follow

On October 24, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, in an expected move, issued tough new liquidity requirements generally applicable to banks with assets over $250 billion and somewhat diluted liquidity...more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - October 30, 2013

In This Issue: - Fed Proposes Rule Requiring Banks to Stay Liquid During Crisis - Simulation Tests Banks' Survival Against Cyber Attacks - Largest Banks Close to Meeting Mortgage Settlement Obligations -...more

FRB, OCC and FDIC Issue Proposed Rule Concerning a Minimum Liquidity Coverage Ratio and Liquidity Risk Management, Standards and...

The FRB, OCC and FDIC (the “Agencies”) jointly issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (the “Proposed Rule”) that would establish a minimum liquidity coverage ratio (the “LCR”) for banking organizations with $250 billion or...more

Federal Reserve Board Proposes Stricter Bank Liquidity Rules

Proposed rules include a shorter transition period, a narrower definition of what qualifies as “high quality liquid assets,” and a more stringent liquidity stress-testing methodology than the framework issued by the Basel...more

Fed Proposed Rule on Liquidity Positions

On October 24, the Fed issued a proposed rule which would create a standardized minimum liquidity requirement for large and internationally active banking organizations and systemically important non-bank financial companies...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - October 28, 2013

Joint Release on QM Fair Lending Risks - On October 22, the Fed, CFPB, FDIC, NCUA and OCC issued a joint statement to address industry questions on fair lending risks associated with offering only qualified mortgages. ...more

Dodd-Frank: The Liquidity Proposal Is Issued

The three Federal bank regulatory agencies have reached agreement on the terms of a proposed regulation that, for the first time, would impose quantitative requirements on major US banks’ liquidity management practices. The...more

High Quality Liquid Assets

This is not about top-shelf liquor, it is about today’s notice of proposed rulemaking…. At an open meeting today, the Federal Reserve Board (“FRB”) approved a proposed rule implementing a liquidity coverage ratio (“LCR”)...more

"Federal Reserve Proposes Bank Liquidity Requirements That Exceed the Basel III Standard"

The Federal Reserve Board (Board) yesterday approved a proposed rule requiring larger U.S. banking organizations maintain liquid assets in an amount sufficient to meet the liquidity requirements determined under the rule,...more

Committee's Attack upon Lender's Make-Whole Premium Denied

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the “Court”) recently upheld a $23.7 million make-whole payment (the “Make-Whole Payment”) in In re School Specialty (Case No. 13-10125), denying the assertion...more

Basel Committee Relaxes Liquidity Standards

On January 7, the Basel Committee released its revised Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR), a component of the comprehensive Basel III accords that also address capital standards. The committee’s LCR is intended to promote...more

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Endorses Revised Basel III Liquidity Standards for Banks

It was announced on January 6, that the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s (BCBS) Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS) has endorsed revised Basel III liquidity standards for banks....more

Liquidity Coverage Ratio: New Basel Measurement Published

On January 6, 2013, the Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (“GHOS”), which oversees the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (“BCBS”), approved a significantly revised version of the liquidity coverage ratio...more

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