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The BIS’s Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board

16 November 2017

The Financial Stability Institute (FSI) was jointly created in 1998 by the BIS and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. The FSI’s main objectives are to: (i) promote sound supervisory standards and practices globally and support full implementation of these standards in all countries; (ii) keep supervisors updated with the latest information on market products, practices and techniques; (iii) provide a venue for policy discussion and sharing of supervisory practices and experiences; and (iv) promote cross-sectoral and cross-border supervisory contacts and cooperation. These objectives are achieved through the production of FSI Insights on policy implementation and other publications, meetings and conferences with senior officials and FSI Connect, the BIS’s web-based learning tool for financial sector supervisors. Continue reading…

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Effective compliance with the Market Abuse Regulation – a state of mind

15 November 2017

Julia Hoggett, the new Director of Market Oversight at the FCA, shares in her speech several of her observations, regarding both MAR; the relatively newly minted Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and more broadly the overall ‘market abuse regime’. Her aim is to help frame not just the FCA’s approach, but how FCA hope the industry is thinking about both MAR and the regime as a whole.

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The Independent Bank Of England – 20 years on

14 November 2017

In this article the author will consider how central banking in the United Kingdom and the United States has evolved in response to the challenges of recent years. He will address a limited set of topics. These remarks are divided into three parts. In the first part, he will discuss several aspects of aggregate monetary policy: central bank independence, policy transparency, and policy tools. In the second part, he will consider differences between the approaches of the two banks to their lender-of-last-resort function. And, third, he will close with brief reflections on the central bank’s responsibility for financial stability. Continue reading…

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Capita Financial Managers to pay up to £66 million for the benefit of investors

13 November 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority has today announced that Capita Financial Managers Limited (CFM) has been publicly censured and will pay up to £66 million to those investors who suffered loss as a result of investing in the Guaranteed Low Risk Income Fund, Series 1 (or as it became later known, the Connaught Income Fund, Series 1) (“the Fund”), which is now in liquidation. The payment will be made via the FCA. Continue reading…

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Policy Rules for Capital Controls

10 November 2017

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has published the paper ‘Policy Rules for Capital Controls’. This paper exames two possible objectives: macroprudential or trade competitiveness, with which policymakers in emerging market economies (EMEs) may have used capital controls. With this paper BIS attempts to borrow the tradition of estimating policy reaction functions in monetary policy literature and apply it to capital controls policy literature.

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European banking supervision three years on

09 November 2017

The European banking supervision is operating for three years. At the ECB Forum on Banking Supervison Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, talks about the accomplishments and the benefists of the banking supervision. How its scale have been the changes the single supervisor has prompted in the conduct of supervision. It has broken with the past in a single, but fundamental way. It has brought about a more uniform approach in how banks are supervised, leading to a more resilient banking sector overall.

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FCA response to Payment Systems Regulator’s paper on authorised push payment scams

08 November 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has contributed to the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) paper on ‘Authorised Push Payment Scams’. The FCA committed to identify if there were any firm-specific or sector-wide issues in the way banks handle authorised push payment scams. The FCA has engaged with a number of banks to understand their policies and procedures for handling push payment scams. Continue reading…

Listed issuers must focus on new IFRS standards in 2017 annual financial reports

07 November 2017

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published the priorities to be considered by listed companies, and their auditors, when preparing and auditing their 2017 financial statements. These priorities are set out in the annual Public Statement on European Common Enforcement Priorities (Statement), through which ESMA promotes the consistent application of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

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Nomination Jay Powell as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board

06 November 2017

Statement by Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet L. Yellen: I congratulate my colleague Jay Powell on his nomination to be Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. Jay’s long and distinguished career has been marked by dedicated public service and seriousness of purpose. I am confident in his deep commitment to carrying out the vital public mission of the Federal Reserve. I am committed to working with him to ensure a smooth transition.