Randal Quarles

Fed exempts most regional banks from stress testing in 2019

02/05/19

The exemption was included in a suite of other changes unveiled to provide greater transparency to the Fed's stress testing regime.

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Herman Cain buzz signals shift in Trump’s Fed strategy

02/01/19

If Cain is chosen for the Federal Reserve Board, it would be starkly out of step with the administration’s other nominations and may reveal a drastic change in the president’s attitude toward the central bank.

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Brown calls on Fed to raise capital buffer for biggest banks

01/31/19

The top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee is warning that excessive optimism in the banking system could lead to another crisis.

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Fed readying capital rule for insurance firms under its watch

01/09/19

The Dodd-Frank Act gave the central bank authority to set capital requirements for insurance companies that own a federally insured bank, as well as those determined to be systemically important.

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Fed proposes steps to ease banks' stress-testing regimen

01/08/19

The plan would implement a congressional mandate that only the biggest banks must conduct internal stress tests.

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Tough standards for biggest banks not going away: Fed’s Powell

12/19/18

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell demurs on regulatory relief for largest banks while saying he is “open” to countercyclical buffer.

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How regulators besides the OCC can help fintechs

12/17/18

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has gotten the ball rolling for financial technology firms trying to operate a national platform, but the FDIC and Federal Reserve should act to remove other policy roadblocks.

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Would raising capital requirements for a rainy day hasten one?

12/13/18

One Federal Reserve governor’s push to use an untapped capital buffer to counteract potential losses is stoking concerns that such a maneuver could spook financial markets.

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Fed, FDIC court banks; Germany seeks to help its banks

12/13/18

The two agencies seek to end the acrimony with the companies they regulate; the government is trying to make it easier for the wounded Deutsche Bank to merge with rival Commerzbank.

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Despite isolationist mood, U.S. isn't going it alone on banking rules

12/04/18

Having the Federal Reserve Board’s bank supervision chief at the helm the Financial Stability Board cements U.S. leadership on cross-border regulation.

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