Publications

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Division of Financial Institution Supervision and Credit (FISC) 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.

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Supervision in Brief

This publication offers observations by the Division Director of Financial Institution Supervision and Credit (FISC) on current banking and regulatory issues facing 12th District institutions. See Supervisory Spotlight for Division Director communications prior to 2017.

August 2017: Introducing Tracy Basinger

Tracy Basinger was appointed executive vice president and director of the Financial Institution Supervision and Credit Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on July 1, 2017. In this special first issue of Supervision in Brief, her quarterly newsletter to bankers in the 12th District, she provides highlights on her background and offers views of some of the important issues facing financial institutions.

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Asia Focus

These reports from the Asia Program provide context and insight into current economic and financial sector developments in the Asia-Pacific region.

Capital Flows, Bond Markets, and Financial Stability in Asia

This Asia Focus analyzes the development of local currency bond markets in Asia following the Asian financial crisis and the region’s efforts to reduce its reliance on foreign capital flows.

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Banks at a Glance – Bank Profiles by State

These semi-annual reports highlight key indicators of economic and banking conditions within each of the nine states comprising the 12th Federal Reserve District.

First Glance 12L

These quarterly reports highlight key indicators of 12th District banking conditions.

Third Quarter 2017: Bank Margins Made Headway Amid Slackening Job and Loan Growth

The 3Q17 issue of First Glance 12L notes that rising asset yields and sticky deposit pricing helped lift the District’s average return on average assets ratio above 1 percent for the first time since 2007. Job and loan growth outpaced the nation but slowed, and commercial property prices neared a peak.

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Real Estate Lending Risks Monitor

This periodic report examines western real estate market conditions, bank lending concentrations, and loan quality indicators.

RE Market Conditions in the West: August 2017

This RE Lending Risks Monitor discusses key trends in commercial real estate markets and related lending issues, geared towards lenders within the 12th District.

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Supervisory Spotlight

Supervisory Spotlight provided observations by Teresa Curran, the former director of the Financial Institution Supervision and Credit (FISC) division on current banking and regulatory issues facing 12th District institutions. See Supervision in Brief for the latest updates from current FISC Division Director Tracy Basinger.

Remembering Teresa Curran

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our friend and colleague, Teresa Curran. Teresa passed away yesterday after a heroic battle against a long illness.

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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.

FedLinks
A Federal Reserve System resource that discusses supervisory expectations in selected areas in the context of a typical community bank business model.

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.

FRBSF Publications

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.