FSOC votes for Fed to supervise nonbank financial institutions

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Federal regulators proposed Friday to place nonbank financial institutions (NBFIs), such as hedge and money market funds, under supervision of the Federal Reserve Board if their activities are deemed to pose a systemic risk to the U.S. financial system.

The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), comprised of regulators including Fed Chair Jerome Powell and Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler, voted unanimously to adopt a new framework for designating NBFIs under the Fed’s supervision.

The framework will “be subject to prudential standards” that “will be firm-specific and may include an assessment of quantitative and qualitative information that the council deems relevant to a particular [NBFI],” FSOC said.

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