Treasury announced that, after the necessary consultation with the FDIC and the SEC, it is providing a retail broker-dealer with a conditional exemption from certain Dodd-Frank recordkeeping requirements for certain of its qualified financial contracts.
In a supervision and regulation letter to institutions that have large derivatives portfolios and relationships with investment funds, the Federal Reserve Board reiterated previously issued expectations as to large banks' counterparty credit risk management and margin practices.
At a Financial Stability Oversight Council meeting on June 11, 2021, Federal Reserve Board Vice Chair for Supervision Randal K. Quarles encouraged the move toward the Secured Overnight Financing Rate and warned banks that the use of USD LIBOR quotes available after December 2021 for new products would create safety-and-soundness risks.
In a joint report, the Financial Services Forum, the Institute of International Finance and ISDA detailed how financial markets and participants provided "vital" support to the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. Senate Financial Services Committee considered five bills, which would mandate that regulated entities disclose "diversity data".