Wednesday May 6 2020
News Source: Fund Regulation
Focus: US Money Market Funds
On 05th May 2020,the Federal Bank regulatory agencies announced an interim final rule that modifies the agencies’ Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) rule to support banking organizations’ participation in the Federal Reserve’s Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility.
In particular, the interim final rule facilitates participation in these facilities by neutralizing the LCR impact associated with the non-recourse funding provided by these facilities. The rule does not otherwise alter the LCR or its calibration.
The LCR rule requires large banks to hold a buffer of high-quality liquid assets so that they can meet their short-term liquidity needs. The two facilities were established by the Federal Reserve to support the economy in light of the disruptions caused by COVID-19.
The rule is effective immediately and comments will be accepted for 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.
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