Financial Stability Board (FSB) News

G20 Companies to Face Common Disclosure Requirements for Climate Risks

LONDON – G20 companies will face common disclosure requirements on climate change risks under plans by the Financial Stability Board, which coordinates financial rules for the group. In the latest sign of how policymakers want faster action to replace the …

For First Time, Federal Reserve Cites Climate as Financial Stability Risk

The U.S. Federal Reserve for the first time called out climate change among risks enumerated in its biannual financial stability report, and warned about the potential for abrupt changes in asset values in response to a warming planet. “Acute hazards, …

Inconsistent Data Hinders Climate Risk Comparisons for Insurers, Banks: Regulator

Comparing how banks and insurers from different countries cope with climate change is being hampered by a lack of consistent data, the Financial Stability Board said on Wednesday. Regulators are asking financial firms to gauge “physical” and “transition” risks from …

Big Tech May Be Required to Share Customer Data with Financial Firms

Google, Alibaba and other “Big Tech” companies could be forced to share data on financial services customers with banks and financial technology firms to prevent unfair competition. As Facebook’s plan for its Libra “stablecoin” faces scrutiny, a global body of …

Companies in Polluting Industries Slow to Disclose Climate Change Risks: Moody’s

U.S. and European companies in polluting industries rarely disclose the financial risks they face related to climate change even though a global task force called on them to do so two years ago, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report …

Financial Stability Board Chair Targets Unknown Threats

The Financial Stability Board needs to commit more resources to identifying new threats while reviewing existing reforms for refinement, its chair said Sunday. Randal Quarles, who took over as chair of the FSB in November and is the U.S. Federal …

Global Regulators Delay, Rethink ‘Too-Big-to-Fail’ Designation for Insurers

Global insurance regulators will put off singling out insurers deemed so important to the financial system that they are required to hold extra capital, in a victory for companies such as American International Group and Prudential. The International Association of …

Update: China Plans to Hike Number of Financial Institutions Deemed Too-Big-to-Fail

Chinese authorities said they will designate more financial institutions as systemically important, a sign that policy makers are stepping up crisis-prevention efforts as the nation’s debt burden and financial risks swell to unprecedented levels. Financial regulators led by China’s central …

China’s Ping An Insurance Profits Rise 34% in First Half, Biggest in 10 Years

Ping An Insurance Group Co of China , the country’s largest insurer by market value, on Tuesday reported its biggest half-yearly profit in at least a decade on robust customer growth. The results underline strength in Ping An’s business versus …

Global Regulators’ Rethinking of Risk Assessment Welcomed by Large Insurers

Global regulators are rethinking how to assess risks in big insurance companies, marking a shift that could make life easier for the industry. The Financial Stability Board said on Tuesday it could take a different approach to assessing risk which …