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Fed issues final rule for FMUs to update risk management requirements, noting cyber and climate risks

Agency Rule-Making & Guidance Federal Issues Federal Reserve Cyber Risk & Data Security Risk Management

Agency Rule-Making & Guidance

On March 8, the Federal Reserve Board announced a final rule that will update risk management requirements for financial market utilities (FMUs) supervised by the Fed. FMUs provide the financial infrastructure to clear and settle payments and transactions. The rule will go into effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, and FMUs are expected to comply with certain updates by 90 days and all updates by 180 days after publication. The Fed reported the final rule is “substantially similar” to the proposed rule and provided additional details to the exiting requirements for the following: (i) review and testing; (ii) incident management; (iii) business continuity management; and (iv) third-party risk management.