The Financial Services Forum believes that now is the time for policymakers to review and rebalance regulations to promote efficiency and effectiveness, enhance safety and soundness across the banking industry and promote sustained U.S. economic growth.

Policy Priorities

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Setting Appropriate and Coherent Capital and Liquidity Requirements

We support efforts underway in Congress and at the federal banking agencies to recalibrate the range of capital and liquidity requirements that apply to banks of all sizes, including Forum members, which are the largest and most diversified financial institutions headquartered in the United States.

Promoting an Effective and Efficient Regulatory and Supervisory System

We encourage government agencies to provide greater transparency into supervisory processes and better align U.S. regulatory standards with those agreed to by international regulators.  Striking an appropriate balance by weighing actual costs and benefits of regulation and supervision best promotes a robust financial sector domestically and abroad.

Ensuring Open and Competitive Capital Markets

We support maintaining deep and liquid capital markets in the United States, which foster our sustained economic growth.

Submissions: Letters and Congressional Testimony

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Letter: Forum Recommends Changes to Improve Volcker Rule

In a letter to financial regulators, the Forum commented on proposed changes to the Volcker Rule and made recommendations that would reduce barriers limiting banks’ ability to lend to businesses and households and invest in communities across the country.

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Letter: Forum Outlines Recommendations to Improve Resolution Planning Process

Large U.S. financial institutions have significantly enhanced their resolvability through the resolution planning process, but the current framework should be improved to promote efficiency, the Financial Services Forum wrote in response to a request for comment from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on the resolution planning, or “living wills,” process.

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Testimony: Forum Supports Capital Rules Review

Financial Services Forum President and CEO Kevin Fromer testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and explained how the Forum supports the systematic review of U.S. capital rules to ensure the regulatory system balances the important goals of a safe and sound financial system with one that best supports economic growth and job creation.

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