Federal Reserve Board: H.2 Release for Week Ending October 22, 2016; H.4.1 Release (Balance Sheet) for Week Ending October 27, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board (Board) publishes a weekly digest of its activities on its website. The digest is called the H.2 Release and is published every Thursday. The release for the week ending October 22, 2016, is below.

H.2 Release–Actions of the Board, Its Staff, and the Federal Reserve Banks; Applications and Reports Received

Category Action Taken
Regulations and Policies Appraisal Requirements Exception — interagency temporary exception from the appraisal requirements for real estate-related financial transactions by regulated financial institutions in areas affected by severe storms and flooding in Louisiana.

-Approved, October 18, 2016


Countercyclical Capital Buffer — to affirm the countercyclical capital buffer at the current level of 0 percent for U.S.-based credit exposures.

-Approved, October 21, 2016


Cyber Risk Management Standards — interagency advance notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comment on enhanced cyber risk management standards for large and interconnected financial companies supervised by the federal banking agencies.

-Approved, October 18, 2016


Secondary Treasury Market Data Collection — to collect data from banks for secondary market transactions in U.S. Treasury securities and to enter into negotiations with the Financial Institution Regulatory Authority to potentially act as the Board’s collection agent for that data.

-Approved, October 18, 2016




Reserve Bank Operations Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago — authorization to open customer segregated accounts for ICE Clear Credit LLC; Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc.; and Options Clearing Corporation, in accordance with section 4d of the Commodity Exchange Act.

-Approved, October 18, 2016




Federal Reserve Board: Balance Sheet (H.4.1 Release)

The Board publishes data of factors affecting reserve balances. The digest is called the H.4.1 Release, and they are published every Thursday (or the next business day if the publication date falls on a federal holiday). The release for October 27, 2016, is below.

[Note: The blog will cover the line titled “Total Factors Supplying Reserve Funds.”]

H.4.1 Release–Factors Affecting Reserve Balances

Total factors supplying reserve funds (as of October 26, 2016):  $4,500,175 (in millions of dollars). (On September 26, 2007, this amount was $900,473 (in millions of dollars)).

(See the release for further information.)