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Slower Growth amid High Leverage Lessens Upside for Interest Rates

Both the sell-off of equities and the very limited and slight inversion of the Treasury yield curve at the three- and five-year maturities hint of a possible pause for the latest series of Fed rate hikes. Since September 26's last hiking of fed funds to 2.125%, the 10-year Treasury yield has dropped from 3.05% to a recent 2.87%, and the five-year Treasury yield has sunk from 2.95% to 2.74%.

December 2018 Pdf John Lonski, Ryan Sweet, Katrina Ell, Yukyung Choi, Barbara Teixeira Araujo, Michael Ferlez
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At a Crossroads: China Taps the Accelerator

With the economy now facing its most vulnerable window of growth since the global financial crisis, it appears the latter is again more of a priority.

December 2018 Pdf Steven Cochrane, Katrina Ell
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Gauging CECL Cyclicality

In this paper, we provide empirical support for the conclusion that the CECL standard will be less procyclical than the incurred loss standard.

December 2018 Pdf Mark Zandi, Dr. Cristian deRitis
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PRA Finalizes Policy on Minor Amendments to Regulatory Reporting

PRA published the policy statement PS30/18, which contains the final policy following a consultation (CP16/18) on certain amendments to regulatory reporting.

December 05, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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EIOPA Publishes Q&A on Regulations and Guidelines

EIOPA published new sets of questions and answers (Q&A) on guidelines, implementing regulations, and delegated regulations applicable to insurers in Europe.

December 03, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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ESMA Registers A.M. Best (EU) Rating Services as Credit Rating Agency

ESMA, the direct supervisor of credit rating agencies (CRAs) in EU, has registered A.M. Best (EU) Rating Services B.V. as a CRA under the CRA Regulation, with effect from December 03, 2018.

December 03, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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ECB Publishes the Cyber Resilience Oversight Expectations

ECB published the final cyber resilience oversight expectations for financial market infrastructures (FMIs).

December 03, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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ESAs Clarify Securitization Disclosure Requirements for Institutions

ESAs (EBA, EIOPA, and ESMA) published a statement in response to the industry concerns about severe operational challenges in meeting the transitional provisions of the Securitization Regulation disclosure requirements.

November 30, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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OSFI Revises the 2019 Minimum Capital Test Guideline for P&C Insurers

OSFI released a revised Minimum Capital Test (MCT) Guideline for federally regulated property and casualty (P&C) insurers.

November 30, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

Weekly Market Outlook: Core Profit's Positive Outlook Lessens Downside

Profitability will have the final say regarding the future direction of the corporate credit cycle. Each of the five deep and extended contractions by profits since 1982 helped to lift the high-yield default rate well above 5%. Moreover, three of the five pronounced downturns by profits overlapped each of the recessions since 1982. For now, the outlook for corporate earnings benefits from the surprising containment of employee compensation notwithstanding the lowest unemployment rate in 49 years.

November 29, 2018 Pdf Barbara Teixeira Araujo, Yukyung Choi, Katrina Ell, Michael Ferlez, John Lonski, Ryan Sweet
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BCBS Met to Discuss Challenges for Bank Supervision and Regulation

The Group of Central Bank Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS) met, on November 26–27, in Abu Dhabi to discuss a range of policy and supervisory topics. GHOS represents nearly 80 jurisdictions and is the governing body of BCBS.

November 29, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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FED Consults on Rule Establishing Risk-Based Categories for Banks

FED proposed a rule that would establish risk-based categories for determining prudential standards for large U.S. banking organizations, consistent with section 401 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCP Act).

November 29, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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DNB Publishes Banking and Insurance Newsletters for November 2018

DNB issued the banking and insurance newsletters for November 2018.

November 29, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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CECL Survey

We asked attendees of the 2018 Moody's Analytics Summit their thoughts on four key questions in preparation for the new standard.

November 2018 Pdf Dr. Sohini Chowdhury
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BoE Publishes Financial Stability Report and Stress Test Results

The Financial Policy Committee (FPC) of BoE published the financial stability report for 2018, including the results of its 2018 stress test for the banking sector in the UK.

November 28, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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EIOPA Proposes to Amend Delegated Acts Under Solvency II and IDD

EIOPA published the draft technical advice on possible amendments to the delegated acts under Solvency II and the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) with respect to the integration of sustainability risks and factors.

November 28, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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FSB Issues Annual Report on Implementation and Effects of G20 Reforms

FSB published its fourth annual report on the implementation and effects of the G20 financial regulatory reforms.

November 28, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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ECB Publishes Results of the Financial Stability Review

ECB published results of the financial stability review in November 2018. The financial stability review assesses developments relevant for financial stability, including identifying and prioritizing the main sources of systemic risk and vulnerabilities for the euro area financial system.

November 28, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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IAIS Publishes Timeline for ComFrame Development and ICP Revisions

IAIS published the updated timeline on the development of Common Framework for the Supervision of Internationally Active Insurance Groups (ComFrame) and on the revision of Insurance Core Principles (ICPs).

November 28, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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European Council Agrees Stance on EU Framework for Covered Bonds

European Council reached an agreement on the stance on a harmonized EU framework for covered bonds.

November 28, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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APRA Consults on Standard for Leverage Ratio Reporting by Banks

APRA is consulting on revisions to the prudential standard on capital adequacy (APS 110) and on the new reporting standard on leverage ratio (ARS 110.1).

November 27, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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FSI Presents Results of Analysis on System-Wide Bank Stress Tests

FSI published a paper that presents the findings of a comparative analysis on the system-wide stress tests for banks in the euro area, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States.

November 27, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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PBC, CBIRC, and CSRC Issue Guidance to Improve Supervision of SIFIs

PBC, CBIRC, and CSRC jointly issued the "Guiding Opinions on Improving the Supervision of Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs)."

November 27, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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FASB Proposes Taxonomy Improvements for Financial Instruments Standard

FASB proposed taxonomy improvements for the Accounting Standards Update on financial instruments. The comment period for the proposed taxonomy improvements ends on December 26, 2018.

November 27, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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BDF Updates Supporting Documents for AnaCredit Reporting

BDF updated the supporting information for AnaCredit reporting in the form of documents related to the “Framework for Financial Institutions and Public Administrations."

November 27, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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IMF Publishes Reports on the 2018 Article IV Consultation with Japan

IMF published its staff report and selected issues report under the 2018 Article IV Consultation with Japan.

November 27, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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OSFI Updates Guideline on Asset Securitization for Insurers

OSFI published the updated final guideline (Guideline B-5) and impact analysis statement on asset securitization for insurance companies. Also published was the OSFI response to the comments received to the consultation on amendments to this guideline.

November 26, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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EC Regulation Amends Certain Templates for Solvency II Reporting

EC published the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1844 regarding the templates for submission of information to the supervisory authorities, in accordance with the Solvency II Directive (2009/138/EC).

November 26, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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Randal Quarles of FED Appointed as New FSB Chair

The Plenary of FSB appointed Randal K. Quarles (Governor and Vice Chairman for Supervision at the U.S. Federal Reserve) as its new Chair and Klaas Knot (President of De Nederlandsche Bank) as the Vice Chair, for a three-year term starting on December 02, 2018.

November 26, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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ECB Rule on Materiality Threshold for Credit Obligations Past Due

ECB published Regulation (EU) 2018/1845 on the materiality threshold for credit obligations past due for all significant institutions within the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM); this threshold is for both retail and non-retail exposures, irrespective of the method used for the calculation of capital requirements.

November 26, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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