FRB applies global market shock to IHCs

Nearly one year after the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) subjected certain intermediate holding companies (IHCs) to the CFO attestation requirement for the FR Y-14A/Q/M regulatory reports, it further amended the reports by, among other things, modifying the scope of the global market shock (GMS) component of the Dodd-Frank Act stress tests (DFAST) to include certain IHCs.

GMS applicability

Specifically, the FRB amended the application of the GMS to include any firm that (1) has aggregate trading assets and liabilities of $50 billion or more, or aggregate trading assets and liabilities equal to 10 percent or more of total consolidated assets, and (2) is not a “large and noncomplex firm” under its capital plan rule.1 As a result of this change, the FRB expects that six IHCs will become subject to the GMS, and the six US bank holding companies that meet the current materiality threshold will remain subject to the requirement.

Although the FRB finalized the amendment to the GMS threshold as proposed, it decided to delay the application of the GMS to firms that will become newly subject to it (i.e., the six IHCs) until the 2019 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) and DFAST exercises (rather than the 2018 exercises, as originally proposed).  The FRB explains that it “recognizes the challenges associated with building the systems necessary to report the data in the trading schedule.”2

However, the FRB emphasized that the “materiality of trading exposures and counterparty positions to US IHCs may warrant applying an additional component to firms that meet such criteria.”  Accordingly, it noted that it may apply such components or scenarios under the 2018 DFAST exercise.

Large counterparty default scenario

In response to comments noting that the FRB did not address whether IHCs that become subject to the GMS also become subject to the large counterparty default scenario, the FRB only said it will “notify the firm in writing no later than December 31 of the preceding calendar year of its intention to require the firm to include one or more additional components in its stress test.”

Trading and counterparty data

The six IHCs subject to the GMS will be required to report the FR Y-14 trading (Schedule F) and counterparty (Schedule L) data beginning with the December 31, 2017 as-of date, and this data will be due by May 1, 2018.

The reports due by the March 31, 2018 as-of date will be due by June 30, 2018.

The reports due by the June 30, 2018 as-of date will be due as outlined in the FR Y-14 instructions.

Other changes, including CFO attestation timing

In addition to the changes regarding the GMS requirement, the FRB made several smaller amendments to the FR Y-14A/Q/M reports that affect all CCAR filers, including with respect to the timing and frequency for submitting their CFO attestations.  Firms should carefully review the revisions to understand these changes.

As further developments occur, Deloitte will issue additional updates as appropriate.

Organizations may contact Deloitte with questions about the changes and activities to support planning, preparation, and compliance.

Contacts

David Wright
Managing Director | Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Craig Brown
Managing Director | Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Irena Gecas-McCarthy
Principal | Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Ken Lamar
Independent Senior Advisor to Deloitte & Touche LLP

Chris Spoth
Managing Director | Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory
Executive Director, Center for Regulatory Strategy, Americas
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Alex LePore
Senior Consultant | Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory
Deloitte & Touche LLP

1A large and noncomplex firm is defined as a firm that (1) has total assets between $50 billion and $250 billion, (2) has average total nonbank assets of less than $75 billion, and (3) is not identified as a global systemically important bank holding company.
2However, the FRB stressed that it “does not anticipate providing any further delay in applicability” for firms that were already subject to DFAST and FR Y-14 reporting subsequently cross the GMS threshold.

This publication contains general information only and Deloitte is not, by means of this publication, rendering accounting, business, financial, investment, legal, tax, or other professional advice or services. This publication is not a substitute for such professional advice or services, nor should it be used as a basis for any decision or action that may affect your business. Before making any decision or taking any action that may affect your business, you should consult a qualified professional advisor. Deloitte shall not be responsible for any loss sustained by any person who relies on this publication.

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