The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) will host a symposium on bank mergers at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., on February 10, 2023.
The symposium will promote public input and discussion regarding the framework for analyzing bank mergers under federal law, including topics such as competition, financial stability, and convenience and needs.
“The frameworks for analyzing bank mergers need updating to reflect changes in the banking system, the competitive landscape, and the country’s demographics,” said Acting Comptroller Michael J. Hsu. “This symposium complements interagency efforts and builds on public momentum to engage in discussions on how best to improve bank merger outcomes to benefit communities, enhance competition, and support a diverse banking system.”
The symposium is expected to include keynote remarks, panel presentations reflecting a range of views, and discussions about research on bank mergers.
The symposium will be open to the public and available for viewing via livestream. Information about the symposium agenda, registration, and how to participate via livestream will be announced and posted to the OCC website later this year.