SEC ponders alignment with EU on investment research funding

Under industry pressure, the SEC is considering allowing EU rules over research unbundling to be applied in the US

FINRA outlines its 2019 priorities with heavy emphasis on technology

FINRA has outlined its 2019 priorities, which include the use of regtech, online platforms, credit risks and investor suitability requirements

Fed to host a public research conference on its stress testing in July

The Federal Reserve Board is to hold a conference in July at its Boston branch to discuss its stress testing regime

US agencies find improvement in credit quality of large loan portfolios

The credit quality of large syndicated bank loan portfolios has improved according to the Fed, FDIC and OCC, but they warned that risks remain elevated in the leveraged loan sector

US stress tests feature biggest hypothetical jobless jump in their history

This year’s CCAR and stress test exercises contain soaring unemployment numbers as part of their scenario along with problems in the corporate debt market

Fed to open up on its models in bid to make stress testing more transparent

In line with recent rhetoric, the US Federal Reserve is pressing ahead with making its CCAR and stress testing exercises more transparent and is also granting greater access to its models in line with industry demands

US banks up to market volatility; CAMELS under review

Two US regulators have said that US banks can withstand market volatility, while one of them confirmed that CAMELS is to be reviewed.

FSOC sees no immediate threat from crypto assets

Crypto assets do not pose a threat to US financial stability, but are a danger in terms of criminal activities such as money laundering

Fed consults over simplifying its stress testing regime

The Fed is consulting on a number of proposals for the US stress testing regime, which include raising the threshold on bank own stress tests and to move the biggest banks on to a two-year cycle

New York Fed outlines practices for handling confidential market information

New York Fed reviews its policies on handling sensitive market related information to conform with the goals of the Treasury Market Practices Group (TMPG) and the FX Global Code of Conduct