Lael Brainard

Fed official hints at changes to large-bank capital buffer

07/11/19

The central bank may need to rethink how it uses a tool meant to combat elevated risk in boom times, said Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles.

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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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Wells' appeasement, U.S. Bank whistleblower suit, BBVA’s U.S. chief: Top stories of the week

05/10/19

Wells Fargo creates unit to satisfy regulatory demands; U.S. Bank employee fired after blowing whistle on sales scheme, lawsuit says; what BBVA's new U.S. CEO has on tap; and more from this week’s most-read stories.

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The Fed’s Lael Brainard stands alone

05/05/19

As the central bank board proceeds with reforms easing the post-crisis regulatory regime, the Obama-appointed governor has not shied from opposing the agency’s course.

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Will reg relief plan bring back failure-related risks?

04/15/19

Despite consensus that regulators should ease so-called “living will” requirements by some degree, critics charge that a proposal by the Fed and FDIC could undo gains in making large banks easier to resolve.

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Fed opens reg relief tent to foreign banks

04/08/19

The Federal Reserve Board unveiled a host of proposed changes to tailor U.S. supervision of foreign firms, as well as a proposal easing “living will” requirements for both domestic and overseas banks.

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Are regulators close to consensus on CRA reform?

03/18/19

Recent remarks from top officials at the FDIC and Fed suggest the agencies' recent impasse over reforming the Community Reinvestment Act may be ending.

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FDIC chief ties personal story to CRA reform effort

03/14/19

Recounting her family’s financial struggles, Jelena McWilliams said regulatory policy should address the plight of the underbanked.

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Fed’s Brainard offers glimpse of what revamped CRA could look like

03/12/19

While the OCC has led the charge on modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act, Gov. Lael Brainard gave a rundown of new ideas under discussion — from updating assessment boundaries to a comprehensive community development test.

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Fed votes against deploying big-bank capital buffer

03/06/19

The Federal Reserve voted Wednesday to keep the countercyclical capital buffer at its current level of zero, ending some speculation that the board could be looking at a possible increase.

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