OCC BULLETIN 2016-22
Subject: Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) Proposed Rule
Date: June 21, 2016
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks and Federal Savings Associations, Department and Division Heads, All Examining Personnel, and Other Interested Parties
Description: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively, the agencies) are seeking comment on a proposed rule that would strengthen the liquidity risk management of large banks and savings associations. The proposed NSFR rule would create a longer-term funding requirement designed to work in concert with the shorter-term liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) rule. While the LCR rule requires large banks and savings associations to hold sufficient high-quality liquid assets to survive a stress scenario lasting 30 days, the proposed NSFR rule would require these institutions to have sources of funding that are stable over a one-year period. The notice of proposed rulemaking was published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2016, and comments are due on August 5, 2016.
The proposed rule would
The financial crisis exposed the vulnerability of large and internationally active banking organizations to liquidity shocks. In September 2014, the agencies adopted the LCR rule, which requires certain banking organizations to hold a minimum amount of high-quality liquid assets that can be easily and quickly converted into cash to meet net cash outflows over a period of 30 calendar days. The proposed rule would build on the LCR rule’s goal of improving resilience to short-term economic and financial stress by focusing on the stability of a covered company’s structural funding profile over a longer, one-year time horizon.
Please contact Christopher McBride, Group Leader, or James Weinberger, Technical Expert, Treasury & Market Risk Policy, at (202) 649-6360; or Henry Barkhausen, Senior Attorney, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, at (202) 649-5490.
Amy S. Friend