US Treasury stance on CCAR a return to ‘bad old days’

Overhaul would kill test failed by eight banks in past three years

Draft Fed TLAC rules unclear on structured notes
Neutering the Fed? The recommendation would have the Fed conduct CCAR every two years and prevent it failing a bank on qualitative grounds alone

A recommendation by the US Department of the Treasury to water down the Federal Reserve’s annual stress-testing programme would return bank oversight to the “bad old days” when the supervisor had less power to force banks to improve their risk management, critics warn.

The recommendation – contained in a 148-page report on regulatory reforms to the US financial system sought by President Donald Trump’s administration – would have the Fed conduct its Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review

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