Comments on: Derivatives datapoint of the day, OCC statistics edition http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/06/derivatives-datapoint-of-the-day-occ-statistics-edition/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jck http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/06/derivatives-datapoint-of-the-day-occ-statistics-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-7646 Wed, 07 Oct 2009 08:50:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/06/derivatives-datapoint-of-the-day-occ-statistics-edition/#comment-7646 “Why does the OCC make the rather legalistic distinction between commercial banks and holding companies, and then concentrate on the former rather than the latter?”
The OCC regulates *banks*, not bank holding companies and therefore has the power to force *banks* (not bank holding companies) to file so-called “call reports” in order to compile their derivatives exposure.
Table 1 is based in these call reports and table 2 is not (read the notes).
Normally there is very little difference between the 2 tables but as you may be aware, we have some new BHCs plus the structure of some of the old ones has been changed, so the current difference between table 1 and 2 is a temporary anomaly.

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