The Comptroller's office will soon issue risk management guidelines to help national bank examiners avert a Barings-type collapse in the United States, a top agency official said Thursday.

"We will be issuing guidance to our examiners that will establish a consistent and comprehensive set of guidelines and procedures for use in examining the exchange-traded futures and options brokerage activities of bank subsidiaries," said Douglas E. Harris, senior deputy comptroller for capital markets.

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