Financial Stability Board (FSB) News

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 …

Global Regulators Expected to Drop ‘Too Big to Fail’ Test for Insurers

Global financial regulators have decided to ditch a “too big to fail” gauge for assessing the riskiness of insurers, according to a source briefed on the matter, in a big win for companies such as American International Group and Prudential …

Artificial Intelligence Poses Risks to Insurers, Banks, Warns Global Regulator

Replacing bank and insurance workers with machines risks creating a dependency on outside technology companies beyond the reach of regulators, the global Financial Stability Board (FSB) said on Wednesday. The FSB, which coordinates financial regulation across the Group of 20 …

Bank of England Governor Warns Investors Failing to Consider Climate Risks

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said he’s concerned investors aren’t doing enough to assess threats that global warming will have on assets they purchase. The central bank governor who also leads the Financial Stability Board advising the Group of …

Undoing U.S. Financial Regulations Could Bar U.S. Firms from EU

Some U.S. financial institutions could be locked out of the European market if Donald Trump’s administration repeals global rules imposed in the wake of the financial crisis, a top EU official said on Friday. Valdis Dombrovskis, vice president of the …

G20 Task Force to Ask Firms to Disclose How They Manage Climate Risks

A global task force set up to try to prevent market shocks from the warming of the planet will ask companies to disclose how they manage risks to their business from climate change and greenhouse gas emission cuts. Although the …

Global Board Updates List of Systemically Important Banks, Insurers

Citi has joined JPMorgan at the top of global regulators’ list of systemically important banks, replacing HSBC and meaning the U.S. bank will have to hold extra capital from 2019 to help preserve financial stability. The group of 20 economies …

Simplifying Derivatives Rules Will Help Regulators Spot Systemic Risks: Industry

Regulators won’t get a clear picture of risks in the $550 trillion derivatives market until they prune trade reporting rules, a group of 13 industry bodies said on Wednesday. The collapse of Lehman Brothers bank in September 2008 left regulators …

Some European Insurers, Pension Funds Build Loan Books to Rival Banks

Australian Symon Drake-Brockman is on the front line of a revolution in European finance. The former head of global debt markets at Royal Bank of Scotland now runs Pemberton Asset Management in London’s genteel Belgravia, several miles from the “Square …

Global Regulators Set Capital Rules for 9 Too-Big-to-Fail Insurers

Nine too-big-to-fail insurers, including American International Group Inc., Allianz SE and MetLife Inc., must start reporting capital ratios next year using a method presented by regulators today. The International Association of Insurance Supervisors has completed drafting “the first-ever global insurance …