FSOC

Oversight council warns of systemic threat from Fannie, Freddie

09/25/20

The Financial Stability Oversight Council said the mortgage giants may need a bigger capital cushion than their regulator has proposed, but stopped short of designating them as “systemically important financial institutions.”

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FSOC to look more closely at secondary mortgage market

07/14/20

The council created by the Dodd-Frank Act to identify systemic risks launched a review of the market as part of an activities-based approach that shifts focus away from targeting individual firms.

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How COVID-19 could alter the regulatory landscape

07/01/20

The 2008 financial crisis transformed banking regulation. But how have those changes held up in the current recession, and what might be coming next?

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Dodd-Frank didn’t build stress testing for coronavirus

04/03/20

Requiring banks to test themselves is likely to be a waste of time in the current crisis, says a former Senate Banking counsel.

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Does FSOC have a role to play in coronavirus response?

03/31/20

After budget cuts and a strategic transition, the interagency body conceived by Dodd-Frank to identify systemic threats has largely been silent as the pandemic roils the economy.

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How bank regulators could mitigate coronavirus fallout

03/02/20

Policymakers could recommend banks establish backup facilities and the Federal Reserve could stand ready with emergency loans to limit economic shock waves.

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Bloomberg tacks left on financial regulation. Should banks be worried?

02/18/20

Years after criticizing the Dodd-Frank Act, the Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is now taking a page from the Elizabeth Warren playbook.

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Affordable housing cuts, CFPB funding: Takeaways from Trump budget

02/10/20

The administration proposed to end the housing trust funds now financed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and to subject numerous agencies to the congressional appropriations process, among other things.

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Affordable housing cuts, CFPB funding: Takeaways from Trump budget

02/10/20

The administration proposed to end the housing trust funds now financed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and to subject numerous agencies to the congressional appropriations process, among other things.

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Congress may need to step in on Libor switch, Mnuchin warns

12/05/19

The Treasury secretary suggested a role for lawmakers in containing any fallout with financial contracts stemming from the transition to a new interest rate benchmark.

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