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Shift to Reformed Euribor Expected in H1 2017, FSB Says Implementation of a reformed Euro Interbank Offered Rate (Euribor) is expected to happen in the first half of 2017, according to the Financial Stability Board (FSB). The FSB – which groups G20 financial authorities - has published an update on the process ...
CCP Risk, Resolution, Recovery Back in the Spotlight Three papers have been released focusing on central counterparty (CCP) risk and how CCPs should be resolved or recovered in the event of a failure. The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) together with the International Organisation of Securities ...
…FSB to Members, “OK But More Needed” Some Financial Stability Board members are concerned about their ability to implement trade reporting frameworks in time
FSB to Markets “OK, But More Needed”… The Financial Stability Board's update on OTC derivatives reform reports the usual mix of praise for industry progress tinged with a warning that more needs to be done
FSB: G20 Reform Progress “Steady But Uneven” The Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) second annual report on the Implementation and Effects of the G20 Financial Regulatory Reforms, in which it concludes that implementation progress “remains steady but uneven”.
FSB Publishes Update on Misconduct Reform The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published its second report on progress in its workplan of Measures to reduce misconduct risk that it agreed in May 2015. The board says that ethical conduct, and compliance with both the letter and spirit of applicable laws and regulations, is “critical” to public trust and confidence in the financial system. It adds that misconduct is also relevant to prudential oversight as it can potentially affect the safety and soundness of a particular financial institution.
FSB Sees Derivatives Reform Progress: But More Needed The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published three reports looking at the ongoing derivatives markets reform process and while the news is broadly positive the FSB says there is still more progress needed on trade repositories (TRs). A summary of the papers will be delivered to the G20 heads at the upcoming Hamburg meeting – the reform process started in September 2009 at the Pittsburgh G20 summit. The latest reports find that implementation of the reforms is now well progressed, although this has taken longer than originally intended due to the scale and complexity of the reforms and other challenges.
Lack of Transactions Still a Problem for Benchmarks Reform of interest rate benchmark setting processes continues but concerns remain about the lack of transactions during some of the rate setting windows, the Financial Stability Board says. The FSB has published its latest report setting out progress on the implementation of its 2014 recommendations to reform major interest rate benchmarks such as key interbank offered rates. Those recommendations included measures to strengthen benchmarks and other potential reference rates based on interbank markets, as well as developing alternative nearly risk-free benchmark rates.
FSB Publishes Conduct Risk Mitigation Toolkit The Financial Stability Board has published Strengthening Governance Frameworks to Mitigate Misconduct Risk, which provides a toolkit that firms and supervisors can use to tackle the causes and consequences of misconduct. The toolkit completes an element of the FSB’s 2015 Workplan on Measures to Reduce Misconduct Risk to promote incentives for good behaviour through standards and codes of behaviour, such as the FX Global Code, and reforms to benchmark-setting practices. It also offers a toolkit of measures to address misconduct in wholesale markets and the FSB’s guidance on the use of compensation tools to promote good conduct.
FSB: Cryptoassets Not a Risk to Financial Stability In a new report to the G20, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) has concluded that “cryptoassets do not pose a material risk to global financial stability at this time”. While this is a welcome boost for the crypto industry, the FSB does make clear that these assets should be vigilantly monitored by authorities going forward. As such, the FSB has requested that the Standing Committee on Assessment of Vulnerabilities (SCAV) and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) work jointly to develop a framework for monitoring the financial stability risks related to cryptoassets with a focus on identifying potential metrics that can be used to measure these risks.
FSB Outlines Potential Financial Stability Issues from Crypto-Assets The Financial Stability Board (FSB) today published Crypto-asset markets: Potential channels for future financial stability implications. The report sets out the analysis behind the FSB’s proactive assessment of the potential implications of crypto-assets for financial stability. The report includes an assessment of the primary risks present in crypto-assets and their markets, such as low liquidity, the use of leverage, market risks from volatility, and operational risks. Based on these features, crypto-assets lack the key attributes of sovereign currencies and do not serve as a common means of payment, a stable store of value, or a mainstream unit of account, says the report.
FSB Reports “Good Progress” on OTC Derivatives Reform The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has issued two reports studying the implementation of its reform programme for OTC derivatives markets and says that “good progress” continues to be made across its agenda. Studying the period from end-June 2017, the report concludes that 21 out of 24 FSB member jurisdictions have comprehensive trade reporting requirements in force, up by two since end-June 2017. The three to yet put the reporting frameworks in place are Argentina, South Africa and Turkey, however the FSB says the three have made “some progress” in that period, particularly Turkey.
FSB Publishes Final Report on Compensation The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published its finalised Recommendations for national supervisors: Reporting on the use of compensation tools to address potential misconduct risk. The work started in 2015 when the FSB published its Workplan on Measures to Reduce Misconduct Risk through the promotion of incentives for good behaviour. This work promoted the adoptions of standards and codes of behaviour, such as the FX Global Code, and reforms to benchmark-setting practices; A toolkit of measures to address misconduct in wholesale markets developed by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), based on national approaches; additional guidance on the use of compensation tools to promote good conduct; and a toolkit to strengthen governance frameworks to mitigate misconduct risk.
FSB Issues Clarifications Over Conduct Recommendations The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has also published an overview of responses to its public consultation on its Recommendations for national supervisors: Reporting on the use of compensation tools to address potential misconduct risk (Recommendations), which it launched in May. Overall the board says it received 11 responses from associations representing supervisors, banks, a research foundation, trade associations and a trade union. Generally, it says, most respondents voiced support for efforts to promote good conduct, improve culture and reduce the incidence of misconduct at financial institutions.
FIA Calls for Removal of Barriers to Clearing The Futures Industry Association (FIA) has filed a response to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision urging the adoption of FIA's suggested modification to the leverage ratio and to recognise the exposure-reducing nature of client collateral in order to align regulatory incentives. Central clearing of derivatives was a key pillar of the G20 countries response to the post-2008 financial crisis reforms to reduce systemic risk in the financial system, however FIA argues that to date, the leverage ratio’s failure to recognise collateral has had a direct negative impact on the ability of banks to provide clearing services to customers.