12 CFR 234.1 - Authority, purpose, and scope.

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§ 234.1 Authority, purpose, and scope.

(a)Authority. This part is issued under the authority of sections 805, 806, and 810 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) ( Pub. L. 111-203, 124 Stat. 1376; 12 U.S.C. 5464, 5465, and 5469).

(b)Purpose and scope. This part establishes risk-management standards governing the operations related to the payment, clearing, and settlement activities of designated financial market utilities. In addition, this part sets out requirements and procedures for a designated financial market utility that proposes to make a change to its rules, procedures, or operations that could materially affect the nature or level of risks presented by the designated financial market utility and for which the Board is the Supervisory Agency (as defined below). The risk management standards do not apply, however, to a designated financial market utility that is a derivatives clearing organization registered under section 5b of the Commodity Exchange Act ( 7 U.S.C. 7a-1) or a clearing agency registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under section 17A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ( 15 U.S.C. 78q-1), which are governed by the risk-management standards promulgated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission or the Securities and Exchange Commission, respectively, for which each is the Supervisory Agency. This part also sets out standards, restrictions, and guidelines regarding a Federal Reserve Bank establishing and maintaining an account for, and providing services to, a designated financial market utility. In addition, this part sets forth the terms under which a Reserve Bank may pay a designated financial market utility interest on the designated financial market utility's balances held at the Reserve Bank.

[ 77 FR 45919, Aug. 2, 2012, as amended at 78 FR 76979, Dec. 20, 2013]

Title 12 published on 17-Jun-2017 04:33

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 12 CFR Part 234 after this date.

  • 2014-11-05; vol. 79 # 214 - Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    1. 79 FR 65543 - Financial Market Utilities
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      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective December 31, 2014. Designated FMUs must be in compliance with the rule by the effective date, with the exception of establishing plans for recovery and orderly wind-down, set forth in § 234.3(a)(3)(iii); addressing uncovered credit losses, set forth in § 234.3(a)(4)(vi); addressing liquidity shortfalls, set forth in § 234.3(a)(7)(viii); maintaining sufficient liquid net assets funded by equity and a viable capital plan, set forth in § 234.3(a)(15)(i) and (ii); managing risks arising in tiered participation arrangements, set forth in § 234.3(a)(19); and providing comprehensive public disclosure, set forth in § 234.3(a)(23)(iv), which have a compliance date of December 31, 2015.
      12 CFR Part 234