Banking Supervision Highlights

Posted May 21, 2015

After two decades of economic stagnation, Japan is in the process of reinvention amid ongoing economic reform and aggressive central bank easing. While the prospects of Prime Minister Abe’s reform program remain uncertain, Japan also faces demographic challenges of historic proportions.

Posted April 23, 2015

Today, the U.S. banking system is much more robust and resilient than it was before the financial crisis, in large part due to both ongoing and enhanced supervisory and regulatory efforts. Here are ten examples of how the Federal Reserve, often working with other regulators, has helped to ensure the safety and soundness of our financial system.

Posted April 14, 2015

Effective communication between financial institution supervisors and bankers, whether oral or written, is important to the health of the industry. From one-on-one meetings with bankers, to BS&R staff presentations at industry events, to publications highlighting topics such as interest rate risk and CRA, we in BS&R take seriously our responsibility to keep in touch with bankers in the West.

Posted April 10, 2015

This issue of Community Banking Connections highlights one supervisor’s reflections on the evolution of community bank supervision, provides perspectives on better understanding the composition of a bank’s deposits, reviews lessons learned about managing risk in agricultural lending, and discusses the importance of tailoring a loan policy to a bank’s activities.

Posted March 23, 2015

The discussion will focus on the contrasting paths that China and India have undertaken to develop their economies. The two large countries have sharply different political systems and demographics. Their progress has sometimes been compared with that of a hare (China) and a tortoise (India). Which is more durable? What obstacles do the two governments face to growth and economic stability?