Federal Reserve System January 22, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of December 17-18, 2013
Document Number: 2014-00846
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Financial Market Utilities
Document Number: 2014-00682
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act'' or ``Act''), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is required to prescribe risk- management standards governing the operations related to the payment, clearing, and settlement activities of certain financial market utilities that are designated as systemically important (designated FMUs) by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (Council). The Board is proposing to amend the risk-management standards currently in the Board's Regulation HH by replacing the current risk-management standards with a common set of risk-management standards applicable to all types of designated FMUs. These new risk-management standards are based on the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures (PFMI), which were developed by the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS) and the Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and published in April 2012.