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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Bill Introduced to ‘Enhance’ SIFI Criteria

Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO) has introduced the Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act that would more closely base regulation of financial institutions on risk rather than on arbitrary asset size.

The Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act would enhance the criteria used to make SIFI designations, and therefore subject to stricter regulatory standards, are those institutions that are not only large in size, but also globally interconnected and complex.

The Dodd- Frank Act used a numeric threshold of $50 billion to subject all institutions, regardless of business lines or complexity, to enhanced regulatory assessment through the SIFI designation.

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