FSOC

$11 trillion U.S. mortgage market has a shadowy new player

11/05/19

Financial regulators have been put on notice about the risk of an economically damaging cash crunch in the home mortgage market. Behind the concern: the rapid growth of shadow banks in the origination and servicing of home loans.

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Warren steps into repo turmoil, asks Mnuchin for answers

10/22/19

The Massachusetts senator and presidential candidate warned the Treasury secretary not to use the incident as a rationale for weakening regulations.

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Mnuchin blasts Libra plan ahead of Facebook CEO's testimony

10/22/19

The Treasury secretary repeated his concerns about the social media giant's proposed cryptocurrency, one day before Mark Zuckerberg is expected to face tough questioning from House lawmakers.

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Does Amazon-Google-Microsoft hold on the cloud pose a risk to banking?

09/30/19

With financial institutions relying more and more on cloud computing services, Washington is increasingly focused on the concentration of industry data in the big three technology giants.

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FSOC’s proposals would promote financial stability, not undermine it

06/28/19

Focusing regulatory reforms on risk-based activities is a more effective approach to weeding out potential systemic threats.

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Lowering the bar on financial regulation is fraught with risk

06/27/19

A recent proposal by the Financial Stability Oversight Council to focus less on certain nonbank firms and more on risk activities would create unintended economic harm.

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Lawmakers spar over whether Fannie, Freddie are SIFIs

06/25/19

There is bipartisan agreement in the Senate that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are "too big to fail" but some lawmakers are skeptical that a SIFI designation is appropriate.

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6 policy responses to leveraged lending fears

06/06/19

Options include legislation to study the risk of leveraged loans, more aggressive action by the Financial Stability Oversight Council and additional capital buffers. Policymakers may also choose to do nothing.

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System can withstand threat posed by leveraged lending: Powell

05/20/19

Although higher corporate debt could hurt the economy, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell argued changes made since the last crisis will guard against a meltdown.

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Brown to regulators: Be ready to discuss leveraged loans at hearing

05/13/19

The ranking Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee says he wants answers from the Financial Stability Oversight Council on efforts to address corporate debt risks.

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