Lael Brainard

Reg concerns about Libra ‘should be no surprise’: Fed’s Brainard

10/16/19

With policymakers casting doubt on Facebook's cryptocurrency and some of the social media giant's partners pulling out, a Federal Reserve governor continued the drumbeat of criticism.

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Fed eases rules on big regionals; Deutsche denies it has Trump tax returns

10/11/19

Large banks will have less onerous capital rules and stress test requirements; the president’s main lender said it has other returns, but not the president’s.

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Agencies sign off on final Volcker Rule changes

10/08/19

The reforms will result in significant changes to the proprietary trading ban first proposed by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and mandated in the Dodd-Frank Act.

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Red flags worrying lawmakers 11 years after financial crisis

09/25/19

Members of the House Financial Services Committee cited leveraged lending, cybersecurity and the switch to a new interest rate benchmark among potential systemic risks that keep them up at night.

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Is Fed vote on real-time payments a sign of a wider split?

08/07/19

Vice Chairman Randal Quarles’ public dissent raises questions about how the board will proceed on other policy debates.

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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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