SIFMA and SIFMA AMG provided comments to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in regards to Open-End Fund Liquidity…
June 3, 2022
By electronic submission
James P. Sheesley
Assistant Executive Secretary
Attention: Comments—RIN 3064–ZA32
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
550 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20429
Re: Principles for Climate-Related Financial Risk Management for Large Financial Institutions (RIN 3064-ZA32)
Ladies and Gentlemen:
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (collectively, the “Associations”)1 appreciate the opportunity to provide input on the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (the “FDIC”) request for feedback on the Principles for Climate-Related Financial Risk Management for Large Banks (“Principles”) published in Federal Register on April 4, 2022.2
We note that the FDIC’s proposed principles align closely with the proposed climate-related financial risk principles of the Office of the Comptroller (“OCC”).3 With a few exceptions that are set forth below, our comments on the proposed principles mirror the comments we provided in response to the OCC’s proposal.4
The Associations support both the FDIC’s and OCC’s (collectively, “agencies”) goal to enhance the safe and sound management of banks’ exposures to climate-related financial risks. Given the intensifying pace of climate change, it is important to have a continuous dialogue with banking regulators to develop and determine the best approach to the treatment of climate-related financial risks.
We welcome the agencies’ principles-based approach to addressing risk management practices related to climate risk. We support public sector efforts to establish regulatory
1 Please see Appendix for information regarding each Association.
2 87 Fed. Reg. 19507 (April 4, 2022).