Banking Supervision Highlights

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?

Posted March 10, 2015

The 4Q14 “Banks at a Glance” reports are now available, highlighting key indicators of banking conditions within each of the nine states comprising the 12th Federal Reserve District.

Posted March 5, 2015

This Asia Focus provides an overview of sovereign wealth funds, evaluates the structure and activities of major funds in Asia, and compares the transparency of Asian funds relative to international best practices.