Comptroller of the Currency September 26, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Risk-Based Capital Guidelines-Money Market Mutual Funds
Document Number: E8-22720
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
To reduce liquidity and other strains being experienced by money market mutual funds, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System adopted on September 19, 2008, a special lending facility that enables depository institutions and bank holding companies to borrow from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on a nonrecourse basis if they use the proceeds of the loan to purchase certain types of asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) from money market mutual funds. This lending facility is referenced to as the ABCP Lending Facility. To facilitate the ability of national banks to participate in the program, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has adopted, on an interim final basis, an exemption from its risk-based capital guidelines for ABCP held by a national bank as a result of its participation in this program.