While the recent US Basel Endgame proposal will affect many elements of the capital rules, it will have a particularly significant effect on market risk, where it may increase the capital requirement by more than 50%. Midsize and larger US banking organizations and others with significant trading activity also will need to develop extensive position

On October 3, 2023, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) proposed standards for corporate governance and risk management for the institutions it regulates that have $10 billion or more in total assets. The proposed standards would establish extensive and rigid requirements for a wide range of state-chartered banks and reverse decades of reliance on state

On July 27, 2023, the US banking regulators issued a proposal to significantly revise the risk-based capital requirements applicable to large banks and to banks with significant trading activity. The proposal, which is colloquially referred to as “Basel III Endgame” or “Basel IV,” includes important changes to the calculation of credit risk weights for securitization

On August 29, 2023, US federal banking regulators issued a proposal for long-term debt (“LTD”) requirements on certain midsize and larger US banking organizations (the “LTD Proposal”). The LTD Proposal is important because it would require many regional and larger banking organizations to issue significant amounts of LTD. In this Legal Update, we provide background

On July 27, 2023, US federal banking regulators issued proposals to significantly revise the risk-based regulatory capital requirements for certain midsize and larger US banking organizations (the “Capital Proposal”) and change the method for calculating the capital surcharge for global systemically important banking organizations (“G-SIBs”). These proposals are of critical importance because the amount of

On July 27, 2023, US federal banking regulators issued proposals to (i) significantly revise the risk-based regulatory capital requirements for certain midsize and larger US banking organizations (the “Capital Proposal”) and (ii) change the method for calculating the capital surcharge for globally systemically important banking organizations (“G-SIBs”) (the “G-SIB Surcharge Proposal”). These proposals are of

Public companies should note a recent settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). On March 9, 2023, the SEC announced that Blackbaud Inc. agreed to pay $3 million to settle charges for alleged misleading disclosures about its 2020 ransomware attack and for alleged disclosure control failures. This serves as a reminder for public

On December 15, 2022, the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) issued guidance clarifying that all New York banking organizations are required to obtain prior agency approval for virtual currency-related activity (“2022 Guidance”). The 2022 Guidance is similar to prior notice guidance issued by the federal banking regulators but establishes highly prescriptive information requirements

On January 30, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposed revisions to the covered funds provisions of the Volcker Rule. The proposal is intended to address the

The US federal banking and functional regulators (“Agencies”) have finalized revisions to the proprietary trading and compliance program provisions of the Volcker Rule, which implement some, though not all, of the changes that had been proposed by the Agencies in a May 2018 notice of proposed rulemaking. This Legal Update discusses the revisions.