US Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Supervision Discusses the Promotion of Global Financial Stability
06/27/2018U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Vice Chairman for Supervision, Randal Quarles, discussed the importance of the promotion of global financial stability at the Utah Bankers Association 110th Annual Convention. Vice Chairman Quarles began by discussing financial stability in the United States, noting that the implementation of post-financial crisis reform is largely complete and is now in the process of being reviewed and revised to promote efficiency and efficacy. Vice Chairman Quarles also noted how this review and revision process is easing the regulatory burden on community and regional banks, through reforms such as the passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, the Bank Exams Tailored to Risk program and the implementation of a new streamlined Call Report form in 2017. With respect to global financial stability, Vice Chairman Quarles discussed the role of the Financial Stability Board, explaining that the FSB helps to improve access to information on an international scale and promote minimum standards in areas such as resolution planning. Vice Chairman Quarles also highlighted that while the FSB may set international regulatory standards, it has no enforcement powers and no legal authority to direct its members to act. Instead, the FSB promotes effective dialogue by functioning by consensus, which allows international stakeholders to have meaningful input in the decisions that are made.
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