WASHINGTON — Policymakers agree the federal government must be able to unwind giant nonbanks that get into trouble, but one issue far from settled is how to pay for those resolutions.

Some policymakers envision a system similar to deposit insurance, in which banks and thrifts pay fees to cover future losses. But there are several obstacles, including the fact that many institutions considered systemically important do not have an easily discernible assessment base, like the domestic deposits used to calculate bank premiums.

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