On November 4, 2015, Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve Board, testified before the House Committee on Financial Services on supervision and regulation of financial services. Her testimony consisted largely of a review of the regulatory framework and steps US regulators have taken since the financial crisis to strengthen the regulation and supervision of the largest banking institutions, including instituting capital, liquidity, stress testing and annual resolution planning requirements. Chair Yellen further spoke to the work of the Federal Reserve’s Large Institution Supervision Coordinating Committee, which is responsible for the supervision of the eight largest US G-SIBs. Though noting that the “financial condition of the firms… has strengthened considerably since the crisis…” both from financial stability and corporate governance perspectives, she stated that US G-SIBs continue to have “substantial compliance and risk-management issues”, which the Federal Reserve Board, through the LISCC, is dealing with “directly and comprehensively”.
Chair Yellen’s complete statement is available at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/testimony/yellen20151104a.pdf.