Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Disclosure Requirements Associated With Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in and Relationships With Covered Funds, 11395-11398 [2017-03381]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 22, 2017 / Notices Washington, DC 20549; or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: February 15, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03425 Filed 2–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration. [Docket No. MARAD–2017–0026] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel CHATON MOUILLE’; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before March 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2017–0026. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Carr, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–9309, Email Bianca.carr@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel CHATON MOUILLE’ is: —INTENDED COMMERCIAL USE OF VESSEL: Dinner cruises, private sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Feb 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 charter, site seeing, recreational dive charters —GEOGRAPHIC REGION: ‘‘Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, New Jersey, Maryland’’ The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2017–0026 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. Privacy Act In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT/MARAD solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT/MARAD posts these comments, without edit, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice, DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS, accessible through www.dot.gov/privacy. In order to facilitate comment tracking and response, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the name of their organization; however, submission of names is completely optional. Whether or not commenters identify themselves, all timely comments will be fully considered. If you wish to provide comments containing proprietary or confidential information, please contact the agency for alternate submission instructions. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: February 16, 2017. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–03403 Filed 2–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11395 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Disclosure Requirements Associated With Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in and Relationships With Covered Funds Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning renewal of its information collection titled, ‘‘Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Disclosure Requirements Associated with Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in and Relationships with Covered Funds.’’ The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: Because paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the OCC is subject to delay, commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if possible. Comments may be sent to: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557–00309, 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E–218, Mail Stop 9W–11, Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (571) 465–4326 or by electronic mail to prainfo@occ.treas.gov. You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 649–6700 or, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, TTY, (202) 649–5597. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 11396 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 22, 2017 / Notices and submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Do not include any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, OCC Clearance Officer, (202) 649–5490 or, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, TTY, (202) 649–5597, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the OMB for each collection of information that they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. The OCC is requesting that OMB extend its approval of this collection. Title: Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Disclosure Requirements Associated with Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in and Relationships with Covered Funds. OMB Control No.: 1557–0309. Type of Review: Regular. Description: This collection of information was established pursuant to a 2014 final rule 1 required by the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), which was enacted on July 21, 2010.2 Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act contains certain prohibitions and restrictions on the ability of a banking entity and nonbank financial company supervised by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) to engage in proprietary trading and have certain interests in, or relationships with, a hedge fund or private equity fund. Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act added a new section 13 to the Bank Holding Company Act (BHC Act) (codified at 12 U.S.C. 1851) that generally prohibits any banking entity from engaging in proprietary trading or from acquiring or retaining an ownership interest in, sponsoring, or having certain relationships with a 1 79 FR 5536 (January 31, 2014). Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111–203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010). 2 Dodd-Frank VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Feb 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 hedge fund or private equity fund, subject to certain exemptions. Section 44.12(e) states that, upon application by a banking entity, the Board may extend the period of time to meet the requirements on ownership limitations under § 44.12(a)(2)(i) for up to 2 additional years, if the Board finds that an extension would be consistent with safety and soundness and not detrimental to the public interest. An application for extension must: (1) Be submitted to the Board at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the applicable time period; (2) provide the reasons for application including information that addresses the factors in § 44.12(e)(2); and (3) explain the banking entity’s plan for reducing the permitted investment in a covered fund through redemption, sale, dilution, or other methods as required in § 44.12(a)(2). Section 44.20(d) provides that a banking entity engaged in proprietary trading activity permitted under subpart B of part 44 must comply with the reporting requirements described in Appendix A if: (1) The banking entity (other than a foreign banking entity as provided in § 44.20(d)(1)(ii)) has, together with its affiliates and subsidiaries, trading assets and liabilities (excluding trading assets and liabilities involving obligations of or guaranteed by the United States or any agency of the United States) the average gross sum of which (on a worldwide consolidated basis) over the previous consecutive four quarters, as measured as of the last day of each of the four prior calendar quarters, equals or exceeds the threshold established in § 44.20(d)(2); (2) in the case of a foreign banking entity, the average gross sum of the trading assets and liabilities of the combined U.S. operations of the foreign banking entity (including all subsidiaries, affiliates, branches, and agencies of the foreign banking entity operating, located, or organized in the United States and excluding trading assets and liabilities involving obligations of or guaranteed by the United States or any agency of the United States) over the previous consecutive four quarters, as measured as of the last day of each of the four prior calendar quarters, equals or exceeds the threshold established in § 44.20(d)(2); or (3) the OCC notifies the banking entity in writing that it must satisfy the reporting requirements contained in Appendix A of part 44. The threshold for reporting is: (1) $50 billion beginning on June 30, 2014; (2) $25 billion beginning on April 30, 2016; and (3) $10 billion beginning on December 31, 2016. Under the 2014 final rule, a banking entity with $50 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 billion or more in trading assets and liabilities must report the information required by Appendix A for each calendar month within 30 days of the end of the relevant calendar month. Beginning with information for the month of January 2015, such information must be reported within 10 days of the end of that calendar month. The OCC may notify a banking entity in writing that it must report on a different basis. Any other banking entity subject to Appendix A shall report the information required by Appendix A for each calendar quarter within 30 days of the end of that calendar quarter unless the OCC notifies the banking entity in writing that it must report on a different basis. Appendix A requires banking entities to furnish the following quantitative measurements for each trading desk of the banking entity: (1) Risk and Position Limits and Usage; (2) Risk Factor Sensitivities; (3) Value-atRisk (VaR) and stress VaR; (4) Comprehensive Profit and loss Attribution; (5) Inventory Turnover; (6) Inventory Aging; and (7) CustomerFacing Trade Ratio. Section 44.3(d)(3) specifies that proprietary trading does not include any purchase or sale of a security by a banking entity for the purpose of liquidity management in accordance with a documented liquidity management plan of the banking entity that: (1) Specifically contemplates and authorizes the particular securities to be used for liquidity management purposes, the amount, types, and risks of these securities that are consistent with liquidity management, and the liquidity circumstances in which the particular securities may or must be used; (2) requires that any purchase or sale of securities contemplated and authorized by the plan be principally for the purpose of managing the liquidity of the banking entity, and not for the purpose of short-term resale, benefitting from actual or expected short-term price movements, realizing short-term arbitrage profits, or hedging a position taken for such short-term purposes; (3) requires that any securities purchased or sold for liquidity management purposes be highly liquid and limited to securities the market, credit, and other risks of which the banking entity does not reasonably expect to give rise to appreciable profits or losses as a result of short-term price movements; (4) limits any securities purchased or sold for liquidity management purposes, together with any other instruments purchased or sold for such purposes, to an amount that is consistent with the banking entity’s near-term funding E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 22, 2017 / Notices needs, including deviations from normal operations of the banking entity or any affiliate thereof, as estimated and documented pursuant to methods specified in the plan; (5) includes written policies and procedures, internal controls, analysis, and independent testing to ensure that the purchase and sale of securities that are not permitted under § 44.6(a) or § 44.6(b) are for the purpose of liquidity management and in accordance with the liquidity management plan described in this paragraph; and (6) is consistent with the OCC’s supervisory requirements, guidance, and expectations regarding liquidity management. Section 44.4(b)(3)(i)(A) provides that a trading desk or other organizational unit of another entity with $50 billion or more in trading assets and liabilities is not a client, customer, or counterparty unless the trading desk documents how and why a particular trading desk or other organizational unit of the entity should be treated as a client, customer, or counterparty of the trading desk for purposes of § 44.4(b)(2). Section 44.5(c) requires documentation for any purchase or sale of financial instruments for riskmitigating hedging purposes that is: (1) Not established by the specific trading desk establishing or responsible for the underlying positions, contracts, or other holdings the risks of which the hedging activity is designed to reduce; (2) established by the specific trading desk establishing or responsible for the underlying positions, contracts, or other holdings the risks of which the purchases or sales are designed to reduce, but that is effected through a financial instrument, exposure, technique, or strategy that is not specifically identified in the trading desk’s written policies and procedures established under §§ 44.5(b)(1) or 44.4(b)(2)(iii)(B) as a product, instrument, exposure, technique, or strategy such desk may use for hedging; or (3) established to hedge aggregated positions across two or more trading desks. In connection with any purchase or sale that meets these specified circumstances, a banking entity must, at a minimum and contemporaneously with the purchase or sale, document: (1) The specific, identifiable risk(s) of the identified positions, contracts, or other holdings of the banking entity that the purchase or sale is designed to reduce; (2) the specific risk-mitigating strategy that the purchase or sale is designed to fulfill; and (3) the trading desk or other business unit that is establishing and responsible for the hedge. The banking entity must also create and retain VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Feb 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 records sufficient to demonstrate compliance with § 44.5(c) for at least 5 years in a form that allows the banking entity to promptly produce such records to the OCC on request or such longer period as required under other law or part 44. Section 44.11(a)(2) requires that covered funds generally must be organized and offered only in connection with the provision of bona fide trust, fiduciary, investment advisory, or commodity trading advisory services and only to persons that are customers of such services of the banking entity (or an affiliate thereof), pursuant to a written plan or similar documentation outlining how the banking entity or such affiliate intends to provide advisory or similar services to its customers through organizing and offering the covered fund. Section 44.20(b) specifies the contents of the compliance program for a banking entity with total consolidated assets of $10 billion or more. It includes: (1) Written policies and procedures reasonably designed to document, describe, monitor, and limit trading activities (including those permitted under §§ 44.3 to 44.6), including setting, monitoring, and managing required limits set out in §§ 44.4 and 44.5 and activities and investments with respect to a covered fund (including those permitted under §§ 44.11 through 44.14) conducted by the banking entity to ensure that all activities and investments conducted by the banking entity that are subject to section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44 comply with section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44; (2) a system of internal controls reasonably designed to monitor compliance with section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44 and to prevent the occurrence of activities or investments that are prohibited by section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44; (3) a management framework that clearly delineates responsibility and accountability for compliance with section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44 and includes appropriate management review of trading limits, strategies, hedging activities, investments, incentive compensation, and other matters identified in part 44 or by management as requiring attention; (4) independent testing and audit of the effectiveness of the compliance program conducted periodically by qualified personnel of the banking entity or by a qualified outside party; (5) training for trading personnel and managers, as well as other appropriate personnel, to effectively implement and enforce the compliance program; and (6) records PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11397 sufficient to demonstrate compliance with section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44, which a banking entity must promptly provide to the OCC upon request and retain for a period of no less than 5 years or such longer period as required by the OCC. Section 44.20(c) specifies that the compliance program of a banking entity must satisfy the requirements and other standards contained in Appendix B, if: (1) The banking entity engages in proprietary trading permitted under subpart B of part 44 and is required to comply with the reporting requirements of § 44.20(d); (2) the banking entity has reported total consolidated assets as of the previous calendar year end of $50 billion or more or, in the case of a foreign banking entity, has total U.S. assets as of the previous calendar year end of $50 billion or more (including all subsidiaries, affiliates, branches and agencies of the foreign banking entity operating, located or organized in the United States); or (3) the OCC notifies the banking entity in writing that it must satisfy the requirements and other standards contained in Appendix B. Appendix B provides enhanced minimum standards for compliance programs for banking entities that meet any of the thresholds in § 44.20(c) as described above. Appendix B sets forth standards with respect to the establishment, oversight, maintenance, and enforcement by banking entities of the enhanced compliance program for ensuring and monitoring compliance with the prohibitions and restrictions on proprietary trading and covered fund activities and investments set forth in section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44. The program must: (1) Be reasonably designed to identify, document, monitor, and report the permitted trading and covered fund activities and investments; identify, monitor, and promptly address the risk of these covered activities and investments and potential areas of noncompliance; and prevent activities or investments prohibited by, or that do not comply with, section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44; (2) establish and enforce appropriate limits on covered activities and investments, including limits on size, scope, complexity, and risks of individual activities or investments consistent with the requirements of section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44; (3) subject the effectiveness of the compliance program to periodic independent review and testing, and ensure that the entity’s internal audit, corporate compliance, and internal control functions involved in review and testing are effective and E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 11398 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 22, 2017 / Notices independent; (4) make senior management and others accountable for effective implementation of compliance program and ensure that the board of directors and chief executive officer (or equivalent) of the banking entity review effectiveness of the compliance program; and (5) facilitate supervision and examination by the OCC of permitted trading and covered fund activities and investments. Section 44.20(d) provides that a banking entity engaged in certain proprietary trading activity must comply with the reporting requirements described in Appendix A if the banking entity’s trading activity meets or exceeds the thresholds set forth in § 44.20(d). A banking entity must also, for any quantitative measurement furnished to the OCC pursuant to § 44.20(d) and Appendix A, create and maintain records documenting the preparation and content of these reports, as well as such information as is necessary to permit the OCC to verify the accuracy of such reports, for a period of 5 years from the end of the calendar year for which the measurement was taken. Section 44.20(e) specifies additional documentation required for covered funds. Any banking entity that has more than $10 billion in total consolidated assets as reported on December 31 of the previous two calendar years shall maintain records that include: (1) Documentation of the exclusions or exemptions other than sections 3(c)(1) and 3(c)(7) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 relied on by each fund sponsored by the banking entity (including all subsidiaries and affiliates) in determining that such fund is not a covered fund; (2) for each fund sponsored by the banking entity (including all subsidiaries and affiliates) for which the banking entity relies on one or more of the exclusions from the definition of covered fund provided by §§ 44.10(c)(1), 44.10(c)(5), 44.10(c)(8), 44.10(c)(9), or 44.10(c)(10), documentation supporting the banking entity’s determination that the fund is not a covered fund pursuant to one or more of those exclusions; (3) for each seeding vehicle described in §§ 44.10(c)(12)(i) or 44.10(c)(12)(iii) that will become a registered investment company or SEC-regulated business development company, a written plan documenting the banking entity’s determination that the seeding vehicle will become a registered investment company or SEC-regulated business development company; the period of time during which the vehicle will operate as a seeding vehicle; and the banking entity’s plan to market the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Feb 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 vehicle to third-party investors and convert it into a registered investment company or SEC-regulated business development company within the time period specified in § 44.12(a)(2)(i)(B); and (4) for any banking entity that is, or is controlled directly or indirectly by a banking entity that is, located in or organized under the laws of the United States or of any State, if the aggregate amount of ownership interests in foreign public funds that are described in § 44.10(c)(1) owned by such banking entity (including ownership interests owned by any affiliate that is controlled directly or indirectly by a banking entity that is located in or organized under the laws of the United States or of any State) exceeds $50 million at the end of two or more consecutive calendar quarters, beginning with the next succeeding calendar quarter, documentation of the value of the ownership interests owned by the banking entity (and such affiliates) in each foreign public fund and each jurisdiction in which any such foreign public fund is organized, calculated as of the end of each calendar quarter, which documentation must continue until the banking entity’s aggregate amount of ownership interests in foreign public funds is below $50 million for two consecutive calendar quarters. Section 44.20(f)(1) applies to banking entities with no covered activities. A banking entity that does not engage in activities or investments pursuant to subpart B or subpart C of part 44 (other than trading activities permitted pursuant to § 44.6(a)) may satisfy the requirements of § 44.20 by establishing the required compliance program prior to becoming engaged in such activities or making such investments (other than trading activities permitted pursuant to § 44.6(a)). Section 44.20(f)(2) applies to banking entities with modest activities. A banking entity with total consolidated assets of $10 billion or less as reported on December 31 of the previous two calendar years that engages in activities or investments pursuant to subpart B or subpart C of part 44 (other than trading activities permitted under § 44.6(a)) may satisfy the requirements of § 44.20 by including in its existing compliance policies and procedures appropriate references to the requirements of section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44 and adjustments as appropriate given the activities, size, scope, and complexity of the banking entity. Section 44.11(a)(8)(i) requires that a banking entity clearly and conspicuously disclose, in writing, to any prospective and actual investor in the covered fund (such as through PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 disclosure in the covered fund’s offering documents): (1) That any losses in such covered fund will be borne solely by investors in the covered fund and not by the banking entity or its affiliates; therefore, the banking entity’s losses in such covered fund will be limited to losses attributable to the ownership interests in the covered fund held by the banking entity and any affiliate in its capacity as investor in the covered fund or as beneficiary of a restricted profit interest held by the banking entity or any affiliate; (2) that such investor should read the fund offering documents before investing in the covered fund; (3) that the ownership interests in the covered fund are not insured by the FDIC, and are not deposits, obligations of, or endorsed or guaranteed in any way, by any banking entity (unless that happens to be the case); and (4) the role of the banking entity and its affiliates and employees in sponsoring or providing any services to the covered fund. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Burden Estimates: Number of Respondents: 381. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 28,016 hours (14,386 hours for initial setup and 13,630 hours for ongoing compliance). Frequency of Response: On occasion. Comments: The OCC issued a notice for 60 days of comment concerning the collection on November 18, 2016, 81 FR 81863. No comments were received. Comments continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the OCC, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the OCC’s estimate of the information collection burden; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) Estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: February 15, 2017. Karen Solomon, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2017–03381 Filed 2–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection 
Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Reporting, Recordkeeping, and 
Disclosure Requirements Associated With Proprietary Trading and Certain 
Interests in and Relationships With Covered Funds

AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork 
and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing 
information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (PRA).
    In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC may not 
conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, 
an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
    The OCC is soliciting comment concerning renewal of its information 
collection titled, ``Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Disclosure 
Requirements Associated with Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests 
in and Relationships with Covered Funds.'' The OCC also is giving 
notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 24, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Because paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the OCC 
is subject to delay, commenters are encouraged to submit comments by 
email, if possible. Comments may be sent to: Legislative and Regulatory 
Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 
Attention: 1557-00309, 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E-218, Mail Stop 9W-
11, Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to 
(571) 465-4326 or by electronic mail to prainfo@occ.treas.gov. You may 
personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20219. For security reasons, the OCC requires that 
visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by 
calling (202) 649-6700 or, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, 
TTY, (202) 649-5597. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present 
valid government-issued photo identification

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and submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy 
comments.
    All comments received, including attachments and other supporting 
materials, are part of the public record and subject to public 
disclosure. Do not include any information in your comment or 
supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate 
for public disclosure.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, OCC Clearance 
Officer, (202) 649-5490 or, for persons who are deaf or hard of 
hearing, TTY, (202) 649-5597, Legislative and Regulatory Activities 
Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20219.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal 
agencies must obtain approval from the OMB for each collection of 
information that they conduct or sponsor. ``Collection of information'' 
is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include agency 
requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, 
keep records, or provide information to a third party. The OCC is 
requesting that OMB extend its approval of this collection.
    Title: Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Disclosure Requirements 
Associated with Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in and 
Relationships with Covered Funds.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0309.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Description: This collection of information was established 
pursuant to a 2014 final rule \1\ required by the Dodd-Frank Wall 
Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), which was 
enacted on July 21, 2010.\2\ Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act contains 
certain prohibitions and restrictions on the ability of a banking 
entity and nonbank financial company supervised by the Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) to engage in 
proprietary trading and have certain interests in, or relationships 
with, a hedge fund or private equity fund.
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    \1\ 79 FR 5536 (January 31, 2014).
    \2\ Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, 
Public Law 111-203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010).
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    Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act added a new section 13 to the 
Bank Holding Company Act (BHC Act) (codified at 12 U.S.C. 1851) that 
generally prohibits any banking entity from engaging in proprietary 
trading or from acquiring or retaining an ownership interest in, 
sponsoring, or having certain relationships with a hedge fund or 
private equity fund, subject to certain exemptions.
    Section 44.12(e) states that, upon application by a banking entity, 
the Board may extend the period of time to meet the requirements on 
ownership limitations under Sec.  44.12(a)(2)(i) for up to 2 additional 
years, if the Board finds that an extension would be consistent with 
safety and soundness and not detrimental to the public interest. An 
application for extension must: (1) Be submitted to the Board at least 
90 days prior to the expiration of the applicable time period; (2) 
provide the reasons for application including information that 
addresses the factors in Sec.  44.12(e)(2); and (3) explain the banking 
entity's plan for reducing the permitted investment in a covered fund 
through redemption, sale, dilution, or other methods as required in 
Sec.  44.12(a)(2).
    Section 44.20(d) provides that a banking entity engaged in 
proprietary trading activity permitted under subpart B of part 44 must 
comply with the reporting requirements described in Appendix A if: (1) 
The banking entity (other than a foreign banking entity as provided in 
Sec.  44.20(d)(1)(ii)) has, together with its affiliates and 
subsidiaries, trading assets and liabilities (excluding trading assets 
and liabilities involving obligations of or guaranteed by the United 
States or any agency of the United States) the average gross sum of 
which (on a worldwide consolidated basis) over the previous consecutive 
four quarters, as measured as of the last day of each of the four prior 
calendar quarters, equals or exceeds the threshold established in Sec.  
44.20(d)(2); (2) in the case of a foreign banking entity, the average 
gross sum of the trading assets and liabilities of the combined U.S. 
operations of the foreign banking entity (including all subsidiaries, 
affiliates, branches, and agencies of the foreign banking entity 
operating, located, or organized in the United States and excluding 
trading assets and liabilities involving obligations of or guaranteed 
by the United States or any agency of the United States) over the 
previous consecutive four quarters, as measured as of the last day of 
each of the four prior calendar quarters, equals or exceeds the 
threshold established in Sec.  44.20(d)(2); or (3) the OCC notifies the 
banking entity in writing that it must satisfy the reporting 
requirements contained in Appendix A of part 44. The threshold for 
reporting is: (1) $50 billion beginning on June 30, 2014; (2) $25 
billion beginning on April 30, 2016; and (3) $10 billion beginning on 
December 31, 2016. Under the 2014 final rule, a banking entity with $50 
billion or more in trading assets and liabilities must report the 
information required by Appendix A for each calendar month within 30 
days of the end of the relevant calendar month. Beginning with 
information for the month of January 2015, such information must be 
reported within 10 days of the end of that calendar month. The OCC may 
notify a banking entity in writing that it must report on a different 
basis. Any other banking entity subject to Appendix A shall report the 
information required by Appendix A for each calendar quarter within 30 
days of the end of that calendar quarter unless the OCC notifies the 
banking entity in writing that it must report on a different basis. 
Appendix A requires banking entities to furnish the following 
quantitative measurements for each trading desk of the banking entity: 
(1) Risk and Position Limits and Usage; (2) Risk Factor Sensitivities; 
(3) Value-at-Risk (VaR) and stress VaR; (4) Comprehensive Profit and 
loss Attribution; (5) Inventory Turnover; (6) Inventory Aging; and (7) 
Customer-Facing Trade Ratio.
    Section 44.3(d)(3) specifies that proprietary trading does not 
include any purchase or sale of a security by a banking entity for the 
purpose of liquidity management in accordance with a documented 
liquidity management plan of the banking entity that: (1) Specifically 
contemplates and authorizes the particular securities to be used for 
liquidity management purposes, the amount, types, and risks of these 
securities that are consistent with liquidity management, and the 
liquidity circumstances in which the particular securities may or must 
be used; (2) requires that any purchase or sale of securities 
contemplated and authorized by the plan be principally for the purpose 
of managing the liquidity of the banking entity, and not for the 
purpose of short-term resale, benefitting from actual or expected 
short-term price movements, realizing short-term arbitrage profits, or 
hedging a position taken for such short-term purposes; (3) requires 
that any securities purchased or sold for liquidity management purposes 
be highly liquid and limited to securities the market, credit, and 
other risks of which the banking entity does not reasonably expect to 
give rise to appreciable profits or losses as a result of short-term 
price movements; (4) limits any securities purchased or sold for 
liquidity management purposes, together with any other instruments 
purchased or sold for such purposes, to an amount that is consistent 
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needs, including deviations from normal operations of the banking 
entity or any affiliate thereof, as estimated and documented pursuant 
to methods specified in the plan; (5) includes written policies and 
procedures, internal controls, analysis, and independent testing to 
ensure that the purchase and sale of securities that are not permitted 
under Sec.  44.6(a) or Sec.  44.6(b) are for the purpose of liquidity 
management and in accordance with the liquidity management plan 
described in this paragraph; and (6) is consistent with the OCC's 
supervisory requirements, guidance, and expectations regarding 
liquidity management.
    Section 44.4(b)(3)(i)(A) provides that a trading desk or other 
organizational unit of another entity with $50 billion or more in 
trading assets and liabilities is not a client, customer, or 
counterparty unless the trading desk documents how and why a particular 
trading desk or other organizational unit of the entity should be 
treated as a client, customer, or counterparty of the trading desk for 
purposes of Sec.  44.4(b)(2).
    Section 44.5(c) requires documentation for any purchase or sale of 
financial instruments for risk-mitigating hedging purposes that is: (1) 
Not established by the specific trading desk establishing or 
responsible for the underlying positions, contracts, or other holdings 
the risks of which the hedging activity is designed to reduce; (2) 
established by the specific trading desk establishing or responsible 
for the underlying positions, contracts, or other holdings the risks of 
which the purchases or sales are designed to reduce, but that is 
effected through a financial instrument, exposure, technique, or 
strategy that is not specifically identified in the trading desk's 
written policies and procedures established under Sec. Sec.  44.5(b)(1) 
or 44.4(b)(2)(iii)(B) as a product, instrument, exposure, technique, or 
strategy such desk may use for hedging; or (3) established to hedge 
aggregated positions across two or more trading desks. In connection 
with any purchase or sale that meets these specified circumstances, a 
banking entity must, at a minimum and contemporaneously with the 
purchase or sale, document: (1) The specific, identifiable risk(s) of 
the identified positions, contracts, or other holdings of the banking 
entity that the purchase or sale is designed to reduce; (2) the 
specific risk-mitigating strategy that the purchase or sale is designed 
to fulfill; and (3) the trading desk or other business unit that is 
establishing and responsible for the hedge. The banking entity must 
also create and retain records sufficient to demonstrate compliance 
with Sec.  44.5(c) for at least 5 years in a form that allows the 
banking entity to promptly produce such records to the OCC on request 
or such longer period as required under other law or part 44.
    Section 44.11(a)(2) requires that covered funds generally must be 
organized and offered only in connection with the provision of bona 
fide trust, fiduciary, investment advisory, or commodity trading 
advisory services and only to persons that are customers of such 
services of the banking entity (or an affiliate thereof), pursuant to a 
written plan or similar documentation outlining how the banking entity 
or such affiliate intends to provide advisory or similar services to 
its customers through organizing and offering the covered fund.
    Section 44.20(b) specifies the contents of the compliance program 
for a banking entity with total consolidated assets of $10 billion or 
more. It includes: (1) Written policies and procedures reasonably 
designed to document, describe, monitor, and limit trading activities 
(including those permitted under Sec. Sec.  44.3 to 44.6), including 
setting, monitoring, and managing required limits set out in Sec. Sec.  
44.4 and 44.5 and activities and investments with respect to a covered 
fund (including those permitted under Sec. Sec.  44.11 through 44.14) 
conducted by the banking entity to ensure that all activities and 
investments conducted by the banking entity that are subject to section 
13 of the BHC Act and part 44 comply with section 13 of the BHC Act and 
part 44; (2) a system of internal controls reasonably designed to 
monitor compliance with section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44 and to 
prevent the occurrence of activities or investments that are prohibited 
by section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44; (3) a management framework 
that clearly delineates responsibility and accountability for 
compliance with section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44 and includes 
appropriate management review of trading limits, strategies, hedging 
activities, investments, incentive compensation, and other matters 
identified in part 44 or by management as requiring attention; (4) 
independent testing and audit of the effectiveness of the compliance 
program conducted periodically by qualified personnel of the banking 
entity or by a qualified outside party; (5) training for trading 
personnel and managers, as well as other appropriate personnel, to 
effectively implement and enforce the compliance program; and (6) 
records sufficient to demonstrate compliance with section 13 of the BHC 
Act and part 44, which a banking entity must promptly provide to the 
OCC upon request and retain for a period of no less than 5 years or 
such longer period as required by the OCC.
    Section 44.20(c) specifies that the compliance program of a banking 
entity must satisfy the requirements and other standards contained in 
Appendix B, if: (1) The banking entity engages in proprietary trading 
permitted under subpart B of part 44 and is required to comply with the 
reporting requirements of Sec.  44.20(d); (2) the banking entity has 
reported total consolidated assets as of the previous calendar year end 
of $50 billion or more or, in the case of a foreign banking entity, has 
total U.S. assets as of the previous calendar year end of $50 billion 
or more (including all subsidiaries, affiliates, branches and agencies 
of the foreign banking entity operating, located or organized in the 
United States); or (3) the OCC notifies the banking entity in writing 
that it must satisfy the requirements and other standards contained in 
Appendix B. Appendix B provides enhanced minimum standards for 
compliance programs for banking entities that meet any of the 
thresholds in Sec.  44.20(c) as described above. Appendix B sets forth 
standards with respect to the establishment, oversight, maintenance, 
and enforcement by banking entities of the enhanced compliance program 
for ensuring and monitoring compliance with the prohibitions and 
restrictions on proprietary trading and covered fund activities and 
investments set forth in section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44. The 
program must: (1) Be reasonably designed to identify, document, 
monitor, and report the permitted trading and covered fund activities 
and investments; identify, monitor, and promptly address the risk of 
these covered activities and investments and potential areas of 
noncompliance; and prevent activities or investments prohibited by, or 
that do not comply with, section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44; (2) 
establish and enforce appropriate limits on covered activities and 
investments, including limits on size, scope, complexity, and risks of 
individual activities or investments consistent with the requirements 
of section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44; (3) subject the effectiveness 
of the compliance program to periodic independent review and testing, 
and ensure that the entity's internal audit, corporate compliance, and 
internal control functions involved in review and testing are effective 
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independent; (4) make senior management and others accountable for 
effective implementation of compliance program and ensure that the 
board of directors and chief executive officer (or equivalent) of the 
banking entity review effectiveness of the compliance program; and (5) 
facilitate supervision and examination by the OCC of permitted trading 
and covered fund activities and investments.
    Section 44.20(d) provides that a banking entity engaged in certain 
proprietary trading activity must comply with the reporting 
requirements described in Appendix A if the banking entity's trading 
activity meets or exceeds the thresholds set forth in Sec.  44.20(d). A 
banking entity must also, for any quantitative measurement furnished to 
the OCC pursuant to Sec.  44.20(d) and Appendix A, create and maintain 
records documenting the preparation and content of these reports, as 
well as such information as is necessary to permit the OCC to verify 
the accuracy of such reports, for a period of 5 years from the end of 
the calendar year for which the measurement was taken.
    Section 44.20(e) specifies additional documentation required for 
covered funds. Any banking entity that has more than $10 billion in 
total consolidated assets as reported on December 31 of the previous 
two calendar years shall maintain records that include: (1) 
Documentation of the exclusions or exemptions other than sections 
3(c)(1) and 3(c)(7) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 relied on by 
each fund sponsored by the banking entity (including all subsidiaries 
and affiliates) in determining that such fund is not a covered fund; 
(2) for each fund sponsored by the banking entity (including all 
subsidiaries and affiliates) for which the banking entity relies on one 
or more of the exclusions from the definition of covered fund provided 
by Sec. Sec.  44.10(c)(1), 44.10(c)(5), 44.10(c)(8), 44.10(c)(9), or 
44.10(c)(10), documentation supporting the banking entity's 
determination that the fund is not a covered fund pursuant to one or 
more of those exclusions; (3) for each seeding vehicle described in 
Sec. Sec.  44.10(c)(12)(i) or 44.10(c)(12)(iii) that will become a 
registered investment company or SEC-regulated business development 
company, a written plan documenting the banking entity's determination 
that the seeding vehicle will become a registered investment company or 
SEC-regulated business development company; the period of time during 
which the vehicle will operate as a seeding vehicle; and the banking 
entity's plan to market the vehicle to third-party investors and 
convert it into a registered investment company or SEC-regulated 
business development company within the time period specified in Sec.  
44.12(a)(2)(i)(B); and (4) for any banking entity that is, or is 
controlled directly or indirectly by a banking entity that is, located 
in or organized under the laws of the United States or of any State, if 
the aggregate amount of ownership interests in foreign public funds 
that are described in Sec.  44.10(c)(1) owned by such banking entity 
(including ownership interests owned by any affiliate that is 
controlled directly or indirectly by a banking entity that is located 
in or organized under the laws of the United States or of any State) 
exceeds $50 million at the end of two or more consecutive calendar 
quarters, beginning with the next succeeding calendar quarter, 
documentation of the value of the ownership interests owned by the 
banking entity (and such affiliates) in each foreign public fund and 
each jurisdiction in which any such foreign public fund is organized, 
calculated as of the end of each calendar quarter, which documentation 
must continue until the banking entity's aggregate amount of ownership 
interests in foreign public funds is below $50 million for two 
consecutive calendar quarters.
    Section 44.20(f)(1) applies to banking entities with no covered 
activities. A banking entity that does not engage in activities or 
investments pursuant to subpart B or subpart C of part 44 (other than 
trading activities permitted pursuant to Sec.  44.6(a)) may satisfy the 
requirements of Sec.  44.20 by establishing the required compliance 
program prior to becoming engaged in such activities or making such 
investments (other than trading activities permitted pursuant to Sec.  
44.6(a)).
    Section 44.20(f)(2) applies to banking entities with modest 
activities. A banking entity with total consolidated assets of $10 
billion or less as reported on December 31 of the previous two calendar 
years that engages in activities or investments pursuant to subpart B 
or subpart C of part 44 (other than trading activities permitted under 
Sec.  44.6(a)) may satisfy the requirements of Sec.  44.20 by including 
in its existing compliance policies and procedures appropriate 
references to the requirements of section 13 of the BHC Act and part 44 
and adjustments as appropriate given the activities, size, scope, and 
complexity of the banking entity.
    Section 44.11(a)(8)(i) requires that a banking entity clearly and 
conspicuously disclose, in writing, to any prospective and actual 
investor in the covered fund (such as through disclosure in the covered 
fund's offering documents): (1) That any losses in such covered fund 
will be borne solely by investors in the covered fund and not by the 
banking entity or its affiliates; therefore, the banking entity's 
losses in such covered fund will be limited to losses attributable to 
the ownership interests in the covered fund held by the banking entity 
and any affiliate in its capacity as investor in the covered fund or as 
beneficiary of a restricted profit interest held by the banking entity 
or any affiliate; (2) that such investor should read the fund offering 
documents before investing in the covered fund; (3) that the ownership 
interests in the covered fund are not insured by the FDIC, and are not 
deposits, obligations of, or endorsed or guaranteed in any way, by any 
banking entity (unless that happens to be the case); and (4) the role 
of the banking entity and its affiliates and employees in sponsoring or 
providing any services to the covered fund.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Burden Estimates:
    Number of Respondents: 381.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 28,016 hours (14,386 hours for 
initial setup and 13,630 hours for ongoing compliance).
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Comments: The OCC issued a notice for 60 days of comment concerning 
the collection on November 18, 2016, 81 FR 81863. No comments were 
received. Comments continue to be invited on:
    (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the OCC, including whether the 
information has practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the OCC's estimate of the information 
collection burden;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology; and
    (e) Estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

    Dated: February 15, 2017.
Karen Solomon,
Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
[FR Doc. 2017-03381 Filed 2-21-17; 8:45 am]
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