Federal Housing Finance Agency September 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Orders: Information Reporting With Respect to Stress Testing of Regulated Entities
Document Number: 2013-22914
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
Three Orders with identical text are being issued by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to supplement the final rule implementing section 165(i)(2) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). The rule and Order require the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), and each of the twelve Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks) (any of the Banks singularly, Bank; Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac collectively, the Enterprises; the Enterprises and the Banks collectively, regulated entities; any of the regulated entities singularly, regulated entity) that has total consolidated assets of more than $10 billion to conduct annual stress tests to determine whether the companies have the capital necessary to absorb losses as a result of adverse economic conditions. One Order applies to the Federal Home Loan Banks; one Order applies to Fannie Mae; and one Order applies to Freddie Mac.
Stress Testing of Regulated Entities
Document Number: 2013-22586
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
This final rule implements section 165(i)(2) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) and requires the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), and each of the twelve Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks) (any of the Banks singularly, Bank; Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac collectively, the Enterprises; the Enterprises and the Banks collectively, regulated entities; any of the regulated entities singularly, regulated entity) that has total consolidated assets of more than $10 billion to conduct annual stress tests to determine whether the companies have the capital necessary to absorb losses as a result of adverse economic conditions. The rule reflects the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA's) supervisory judgment after considering public comments and is grounded in its regulatory and supervisory authority and obligation to ensure the safety and soundness of the regulated entities under the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, as amended (Safety and Soundness Act) and the Federal Home Loan Bank Act, as amended (Bank Act). In accordance with section 165(i)(2)(C) of the Dodd-Frank Act, FHFA has coordinated with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), and the Federal Insurance Office.
Credit Risk Retention
Document Number: 2013-21677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-20
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, Commission, FHFA, and HUD (the agencies) are seeking comment on a joint proposed rule (the proposed rule, or the proposal) to revise the proposed rule the agencies published in the Federal Register on April 29, 2011, and to implement the credit risk retention requirements of section 15G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15. U.S.C. 78o-11), as added by section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). Section 15G generally requires the securitizer of asset-backed securities to retain not less than 5 percent of the credit risk of the assets collateralizing the asset-backed securities. Section 15G includes a variety of exemptions from these requirements, including an exemption for asset-backed securities that are collateralized exclusively by residential mortgages that qualify as ``qualified residential mortgages,'' as such term is defined by the agencies by rule.