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SFA submits letter on Volcker Rule

On Wednesday, April 1, SFA submitted a letter to the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on their recent Volcker Rule proposal.

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SFA signs joint letter on CECL implementation

On Tuesday, March 31, SFA signed onto a joint letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission urging the SEC to set and enforce equal implementation timeframes on accounting standards and capital treatment across all financial institutions.

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Bank regulation becoming more partisan

While traditionally politically neutral, banking regulation has recently become more contentious and partisan. On almost all divisive policy issues – from the Volcker rule to the Community Reinvestment Act – party lines have been made clear.

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SFA Submits Comment Letter to FDIC on Federal Interest Rate Authority

On Tuesday, February 4, SFA and the Bank Policy Institute (BPI) submitted a joint letter to the Federal Deposit Insurance Confirmation (FDIC) on its proposal regarding clarity around the Federal Interest Rate Authority.

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Regulators Contemplate Allowing Government-Chartered Cooperatives to Expand to Nonbank Firms and REITs

Federal Home Loan Banks may soon evolve and grow. Currently, regulators are weighing allowing the cooperatives to expand to nonbank firms and real-estate investment trusts (REITs).

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FHFA Repositions Itself as Supervisor at Precipice of GSE Overhaul

As recent developments push Fannie and Freddie towards conservatorship, FHFA is now redefining itself as more of a traditional regulator than they have been in the past decade.

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Volcker Rule Changes Announced

SFA is pleased that on January 31, the federal regulatory agencies announced proposed changes to the Volcker Rule that will modify and clarify requirements related to the Covered Fund Provisions of the rule.

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Latest Rollback of the Volcker Rule Will Ease Restrictions on Banks’ Investment in Venture-Capital Funds

The Volcker Rule, part of the Dodd-Frank Act, has been a top target of the Trump administration since its inception. Now, a new change to the rule would rollback another banking restriction – one preventing banks from investing in venture-capital funds.

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SFA Submits Comment Letter to OCC on Valid-When-Made Proposal

On Tuesday, January 21st, SFA and the Bank Policy Institute (BPI) submitted a joint letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on its Valid-When-Made proposed rule.

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Former SEC Commissioner Roel Campos Writes Op-ed Advising Against Risky Credit Market Experiments

In response, to comments from SEC chairman Jay Clayton, ex-SEC Commissioner Roel Campos wrote an op-ed in Fox Business, arguing that this is not the time for such untested experiments.