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Extension of the Revised Statement Regarding Status of Certain Investment Funds and Their Portfolio Investments for Purposes of Regulation O and Reporting Requirements under Part 363 of FDIC Regulations

December 17, 2023 / Source: FDIC

Summary:

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (collectively, the ‚Äúfederal banking agencies‚ÄĚ) are issuing the attached Interagency Statement, concerning Regulation O1¬†and Part 3632¬†of the FDIC Regulations, to extend the expiration of certain no-action position previously provided in an interagency statement accompanying FIL 55-2022, dated December 22, 2022.

The Interagency Statement can be found on the FDIC website.

Statement of Applicability: The contents of, and material referenced in, this FIL apply to all FDIC-supervised financial institutions.

Highlights:

  • On December 27, 2019, the federal banking agencies issued a temporary no-action position to provide time for the FRB, in consultation with the other federal banking agencies, to consider whether to amend Regulation O to address concerns about unintended consequences of the application of Regulation O to companies that sponsor, manage, or advise investment funds and institutional accounts that invest in voting securities of banking organizations.
  • On December 22, 2020, the federal banking agencies revised the interagency statement to extend the expiration of the no‚Äďaction position and clarified the eligibility criteria for such relief. The revised statement was also extended on December 1, 2021, and December 22, 2022, and is set to expire on January 1, 2024.
  • This Statement extends the expiration of the no‚Äďaction position previously provided until the sooner of January 1, 2025, or the effective date of a final FRB rule having a revision to Regulation O that addresses the treatment of extensions of credit by a bank to fund complex‚Äďcontrolled portfolio companies that are insiders of the bank.

This FIL supersedes and rescinds FIL 55-2022, dated December 22, 2022.

Related Topic:

Corporate Governance and Auditing Programs

1 12 CFR Part 215, Loans to Executive Officers, Directors, and Principal Shareholders of Member Banks (Regulation O) covers extensions of credit to bank insiders.

2 12 CFR Part 363, Annual Independent Audits and Reporting Requirements, pertains to reporting requirements for certain insured depository institutions.