Agencies Request for Comment on Market Risk Capital Rules

On December 7, the OCC, Fed, and FDIC released a notice of proposed rulemaking to seek comment on an amendment to a December 2010 notice of proposed rulemaking to modify the agencies’ market risk capital rules for banks with significant trading activities. The new notice of proposed rulemaking proposes to replace the use of credit ratings with new methodologies to determine risk-specific capital requirements for debt and securitization positions. Comments must be submitted by February 3, 2012. Joint Release. Proposed Rule.