On November 18, 2015, US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman, Martin J. Gruenberg, gave a speech at The Clearing House annual conference regarding progress the FDIC has made in implementing the Dodd-Frank Act’s framework for the orderly failure of large, complex, Systemically Important Financial Institutions. With respect to providing feedback to the largest financial institutions on their living will submissions, the Chairman described certain specific actions that firms have been asked to address in their resolution plans, including requiring firms to place a greater focus on reducing the interconnectedness between legal entities and provide greater detail in the public portions of the resolution plans. He also discussed the progress the FDIC has made in: (i) facilitating the orderly resolution of a SIFI under its Title II Orderly Liquidation Authority; and (ii) cross-border coordination on resolution. The Chairman echoed similar remarks made in his speeches at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in May 2015 and at the FDIC Banking Research Conference in September 2015.

The text is available at: https://www.fdic.gov/news/news/speeches/spnov1815.html