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References and Resources

There are a number of very useful references you may wish to review. We also encourage you to contact us whenever you have questions.

Other Applicable Supervisory Guidance

The Board of Governors (Board) is reviewing Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) guidance and it has found that much of the OTS guidance is similar to Board issued guidance or was issued on an interagency basis.  As noted in SR 11-11/CA 11-5, the Board intends to publish more detailed information about the application of Board supervisory guidance to SLHCs at a later date.  The principles that will be used to supervise SLHCs during the first supervisory cycle are largely set forth in:

SR Letter 13-21: Inspection Frequency and Scope Requirements for Bank Holding Companies and Savings and Loan Holding Companies with Total Consolidated Assets of $10 Billion or Less

SR Letter 13-13/CA Letter 13-10: Supervisory Considerations for the Communication of Supervisory Findings

SR Letter 09-4: Applying Supervisory Guidance and Regulations on the Payment of Dividends, Stock Redemptions, and Stock Repurchases at Bank Holding Companies

SR Letter 08-9/CA Letter 08-12: Consolidated Supervision of Bank Holding Companies and the Combined U.S. Operations of Foreign Banking Organizations

SR Letter 04-18: Bank Holding Company Rating System

SR Letter 12-17/CA 12-14: Consolidated Supervision Framework for Large Financial Institutions

SR Letter 97-24: Risk-Focused Framework for Supervision of Large Complex Institutions


Federal Reserve Bank Holding Company Supervision Manual:

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Computer-based training modules applicable to various areas of banking and banking regulation.  Specific modules of interest to SLHC directors and management include:

 Bank Director Training and Related Resources

Reserve Bank training and other resources provided to bank and holding company boards of directors.

Federal Reserve Regulatory Service

Contains all Board regulations plus related statuses, interpretations, policy statements, rulings and staff opinions.  Available as a four-volume loose-leaf set or on CD-ROM.  For those with specialized interests, the four parts of this service are published separately as handbooks.