Monthly Report on Credit and Liquidity Programs
and the Balance Sheet
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Federal Reserve Disclosure Requirements and Other Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010
On July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law.6 The Dodd-Frank Act included changes designed to promote transparency while protecting monetary policy independence and the efficacy of the Federal Reserve’s liquidity programs and OMOs. In addition, the Dodd-Frank Act modified the Federal Reserve’s authority to provide emergency liquidity to nondepository institutions under Section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act in light of other amendments that provide the U.S. government with new authority to resolve failing, systemically important nonbank financial institutions in an orderly manner.
As provided by the Dodd-Frank Act, on December 1, 2010, the Federal Reserve posted to its public website detailed information about entities that received loans or other financial assistance under a Section 13(3) credit facility between December 1, 2007, and July 21, 2010, and about persons or entities that participated in the agency MBS purchase program, used foreign currency liquidity swap lines, or borrowed through the TAF during that time frame. This disclosure includes more than 21,000 individual credit and other transactions conducted to stabilize markets during the financial crisis, restore the flow of credit to American families and businesses, and support economic recovery and job creation in the aftermath of the crisis. The Federal Reserve’s disclosure about these transactions is available at www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/reform_transaction.htm.
As required by the Dodd-Frank Act, the Federal Reserve also posted an audit webpage, available at www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/reform_audit.htm. This page will be updated as reports and other information become available.
The Dodd-Frank Act also established a framework for the delayed disclosure of information on entities that, after July 21, 2010, received a loan from the discount window under Section 10B of the Federal Reserve Act or from a Section 13(3) facility, or participated in OMO transactions. Generally, this framework requires the Federal Reserve to publicly disclose certain information about these discount window borrowers and OMO counterparties approximately two years after the relevant loan or transaction; information about borrowers under future Section 13(3) facilities will be disclosed one year after the authorization for the facility is terminated. Information to be disclosed will include the names and identifying details of each borrower or counterparty, the amount borrowed, the interest rate paid, and information identifying the types and amounts of collateral pledged or assets transferred in connection with the borrowing or transaction.
Going forward, any emergency lending programs and facilities authorized by the Federal Reserve under Section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act must have broad-based eligibility, and must be approved by the Secretary of the Treasury.
6. The full text of the Dodd-Frank Act is available at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111hr4173enr/pdf/BILLS-111hr4173enr.pdf (PDF). Return to text