On August 22, 2016, the US FDIC released the Summer 2016 issue of its publication, Supervisory Insights. The magazine contains two original articles and the regular “Regulatory and Supervisory Roundup” which provides summaries of recently released regulations and supervisory guidance. An article entitled “De Novo Banks: Economic Trends and Supervisory Framework,” lays out trends the FDIC staff has observed in de novo formation, the FDIC application review process and steps the FDIC takes to supervise and support new banking institutions. Another article entitled, “Matters Requiring Board Attention (MRBA)” provides a survey of trends among issues appearing in the MRBA section of examination reports. The article notes several specific trends: first, examinations resulting in MRBAs have declined since 2011, second, there have been relative increases in credit concentration risk management and liquidity management-related MRBAs, and third, corporate governance and IT practices are additional areas of increasing concern.

The Summer 2016 issue of Supervisory Insights is available at: