FSB Reports to G20 Leaders on Global Financial Reforms

The chairman of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) reported to the G20 Leaders at the Seoul Summit on progress and next steps in the implementation of the G20 recommendations for strengthening financial stability.

The FSB has published:

  • A letter from the FSB chairman to the G20 Leaders.
  • The policy framework for reducing the moral hazard posed by systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) – FSB Recommendations and Time Lines.
  • A report on progress in the implementation of the G20 recommendations for strengthening financial stability.

At the summit, the G20 leaders endorsed the Basel Committee’s new bank capital and liquidity framework and committed to adopt and fully implement the framework within the agreed time frame. They also endorsed the FSB’s agreed policy framework for reducing the moral hazard posed by SIFIs, and asked that remaining work be completed in accordance with the endorsed work processes and timelines in 2011 and 2012.

The G20 leaders also endorsed:

  • The FSB’s policy recommendations, prepared in consultation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on increasing supervisory intensity and effectiveness.
  • The FSB’s recommendations for implementing over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets reforms.
  • The FSB’s principles for reducing reliance on external credit ratings.

They asked the FSB to monitor the progress in implementing the FSB’s standards for sound compensation.

In addition, G20 leaders asked the FSB to carry out further work, in conjunction as appropriate with other international bodies, on: macroprudential policy frameworks (jointly with the IMF and Bank for International Settlements (BIS)); strengthening regulation and oversight of shadow banking (in collaboration with standard setters); addressing financial stability relating to emerging market and developing economies (with the IMF and World Bank); considering the need for additional steps to regulate and supervise commodity derivatives markets, and on market integrity and efficiency (based on reports from International Organisation of Securities Commission (IOSCO)); and options for enhancing consumer protection (in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)).

The G20 leaders also endorsed the FSB’s plan to establish regional consultative groups in 2011 to engage a broader range of countries in its work.

To keep pace with growing demands, the G20 leaders asked the FSB to bring forward for review by finance ministers and central bank governors well before the 2011 Summit proposals to strengthen the FSB’s capacity, resources and governance.


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