The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Division of Banking Supervision & Regulation (BS&R) prepares periodic reports on banking trends and risks. While produced primarily for financial institutions and internal audiences, many of these reports also are made available to the public so others may gain some insight into issues and concerns of bank supervisors.
This Supervisory Spotlight highlights BS&R’s commitment to effective communication with bankers, whether in person or through writings. It also discusses two recent articles of interest to community bankers regarding interest rate risk modeling and transitioning from a small to large institution under the Community Reinvestment Act.
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.
The 4Q14 issue shows that bank earnings improved incrementally, but mainly because stronger credit quality fueled lower overhead and provision expense burdens; low interest rates continued to pressure margins.
This RE Lending Risks Monitor discusses key trends in commercial real estate markets and related lending issues, geared towards lenders within the 12th Federal Reserve District (nine western states).
Federal Reserve System Publications
Community Banking Connections
A Federal Reserve System website and publication providing additional insight on recent supervisory and regulatory developments related to community banking.
Consumer Compliance Outlook
A Federal Reserve System publication dedicated to providing information and analysis of current consumer compliance issues.
The Federal Reserve System: Purposes and Functions
A Federal Reserve System publication that provides additional information on the Federal Reserve's history, responsibilities, and activities.
Community Investments Magazine
This periodic publication focuses on current community development issues.
District Circular Letters
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco uses circular letters to communicate new policies and announcements to institutions in the Twelfth Federal Reserve District.
Educational Resources and Publications
A list of resources and publications for teachers and students.
ETC: Economic Trends and Conditions
A periodic overview of national and regional economic issues of relevance to financial institutions. This publication was discontinued as of September 2012, but see archived issues here. Visit the Reserve Bank's Economic Research Publications page for current economic data, analysis, and commentary.