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Fed Announces Final Rule Establishing Risk-Management Standards for FMUs Designated as Systemically Important

July 30 – The Federal Reserve Board has approved a final rule establishing risk-management standards for certain financial market utilities designated as systemically important by the Financial Stability Oversight Council. The final rule also establishes requirements for advance notice of proposed material changes to the rules, procedures or operations of certain designated FMUs. FMUs, such as payment systems, central securities depositories, and central counterparties, provide the infrastructure to clear and settle payments and other financial transactions.


Fed Reaffirms Policy of Applying International Risk-Management Standards to Fedwire Funds, Fedwire Securities Services

July 20 – The Federal Reserve Board has reaffirmed its long-standing policy of applying relevant international risk-management standards to the Federal Reserve Banks’ Fedwire funds and Fedwire securities services. These services play a critical role in the financial system and in facilitating the safe and efficient settlement of private-sector financial market utilities.


Lessons Learned from 2016 Risk Management Summit

September 26 – Sageworks, a financial information company that provides lending, credit risk and portfolio risk solutions to banks and credit unions, today shared a re-cap of its 2016 Risk Management Summit. Held this year on Sept. 14-16 in Austin, Texas, the Summit is the annual, premier conference covering the allowance for loan and lease losses (ALLL) and stress testing for bank and credit union professionals.


Lenders Try Marketing

Producers who chart strategies, view their effect on average price and make decisions accordingly can break free from emotional decision-making.

By Patrick Patton

Several years ago, we were part of a team that devised a way to simulate commodity price risk-management activities for lenders. The idea was to help them better understand how to use tools available to their farmer clients for managing risk. Lenders would also feel the emotions that often dominate risk management, perhaps leading to more common ground in conversations with farmers about marketing strategy.


Farmers Want What You’ve Got

Capital, ag experience and value-added services.

By Peter Martin
“Be the change you want to see in the world,” the inspirational leader Mahatma Gandhi once said. We can all take a page from Gandhi’s book when it comes to building stronger business relationships. When I listen to agricultural bankers speak, I hear them say they want stronger relationships with their farm and ranch customers. According to our firm’s research, farmers want the same thing.


FDIC Proposes New Guidance Over Marketplace Lending

August 9 – FDIC has proposed updates to its guidance regarding third-party lending. At least one industry observer is calling the proposals more “hurdles for bank partners of marketplace lenders.” (more…)

Maximize Working Capital and Fuel Business Growth

By Victor Sandy

In a competitive environment, or in situations where you are simply searching for ways to meet your client’s increasing funding requirements, the goal is to safely put more capital in your client’s hands. As you look for new ways to maximize working capital availability, consider the multipurpose financial tool known as accounts receivable insurance.


Risk Management: A Key Element of Corporate Governance

By Bob Browne

Like many practices in our industry, many risk-related activities evolved slowly as disjointed random processes that morphed into an increasingly more-important cohesive programs over time. Such is the case with risk management, which has emerged as a key element in effective corporate governance and is the foundation for the safe and sound operation of a bank.


A New Era in Enterprise Risk Management

By Toni Lapp

Which company should be held more liable? (more…)

Third-Party Service Provider Contracts: Don’t Just Accept, Negotiate!

By Lisa Micciche

Using third-party service providers can increase confidence and capacity for financial institutions, but a systems breach occurring at a third-party vendor can also create havoc for any bank that hasn’t considered the risks in advance.


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