Why would culture at the New York FED be unique?

It began with APRA’s Wayne Byres two weeks ago. His speech highlighted the importance of culture. It concludes as follows: “An increasing proportion of supervisory attention is therefore being directed to making assessments of organisational culture. The international community of supervisors is still grappling with how best to do this, and how to respond when a… Read More Why would culture at the New York FED be unique?

Caveat emptor? We should probably do more than tell banks how to sell CoCos.

Last week, the three European financial regulators warned financial institutions that they should tread carefully when it comes to marketing CoCos: capital securities that may convert or be written off when a bank gets into trouble. The warning may have been prompted by the failure of UK’s Co-operative bank or Dutch bank SNS. These failures bailed-in… Read More Caveat emptor? We should probably do more than tell banks how to sell CoCos.

Jay! EBA publishes final draft technical standards on own funds (Part IV)

Following on from my earlier post on multiples, EBA just published its last draft technical standards on bank capital (own funds). EBA looked into two dimensions of payments on own funds instruments: one related to multiple distributions and the other to preferential distributions. According to EBA, preferential distributions exist when holders of CET1 instruments have… Read More Jay! EBA publishes final draft technical standards on own funds (Part IV)

EU publishes a neat overview of progress on technical standards for banks.

With the new EU banks rules stacking up rapidly, the demand for road-maps on regulation increases. The EU offers a neat one: the overview and state of play of RTS relating to CRR / CRD IV. It shows that progress has been made. However, still Europe has plans for many new standards. Gleaning from the chart, the EC and… Read More EU publishes a neat overview of progress on technical standards for banks.

Federal Reserve Board approves final rule for foreign banks & large U.S. banks

From the FED’s web-site: “The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday approved a final rule strengthening supervision and regulation of large U.S. bank holding companies and foreign banking organizations. The final rule establishes a number of enhanced prudential standards for large U.S. bank holding companies and foreign banking organizations to help increase the resiliency of their… Read More Federal Reserve Board approves final rule for foreign banks & large U.S. banks