The Winter 2013 issue of Supervisory Insights features articles of interest to examiners, bankers, and supervisors. These articles address the importance of effective interest-rate risk management, results of the FDIC's Credit and Consumer Products/Services Survey, and the new Basel III definition of capital. The publication is available at http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/examinations/supervisory/insights/index.html.
Statement of Applicability to Institutions with Total Assets under $1 Billion: The information contained in this issue of Supervisory Insights may be of general interest to FDIC-supervised financial institutions, but it is not supervisory guidance.
"Industry Trends Highlight Importance of Effective Interest-Rate Risk Management" looks at how changes in the banking industry's asset mix and funding profile have led to increased interest-rate risk (IRR) exposure. The article highlights supervisory expectations for IRR management and suggests strategies banks can use to assess and mitigate this exposure.
"Lending Trends: Results from the FDIC's Credit and Consumer Products/Services Survey" shares recent survey results relating to loan growth, credit underwriting, factors influencing banks' ability and willingness to lend, and use of loan workouts.
"The New Basel III Definition of Capital: Understanding the Deductions for Investments in Unconsolidated Financial Institutions" discusses how the new regulatory capital rules require a deduction from capital, under certain circumstances, for a portion of a bank's investments in the capital of unconsolidated financial institutions. This article provides examples of how to calculate the deduction.