FSB introduces new global standard to support the orderly resolution of a central counterparty (CCP)

29 May 2024

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has recently published a report on financial resources and tools for CCP resolution. The availability of adequate resources and tools for CCP resolution remains critical for financial stability and for ensuring confidence in the financial system. Progress in implementing the G20 regulatory reforms agreed after the 2008-09 financial crisis, including the central clearing mandate, has increased the systemic importance of CCPs. While material advances have been achieved to enhance the resilience and recovery of CCPs, it is also necessary to ensure that adequate financial resources and tools are available in resolution to maintain the continuity of critical functions and safeguard financial stability, should resolution become necessary.

Consequently, the FSB has developed a global standard for financial resources and tools to facilitate the orderly resolution of systemically important CCPs with two expectations:

  1. Resolution authorities of systemically important CCPs should have access to a set of resolution-specific resources and tools, in addition to recovery resources and tools where these are available to the resolution authority. The resolution toolbox should include a combination of resolution-specific resources and tools from the list of seven in the report. Not all seven resources and tools need to be included. Financial resources and tools have different strengths and weaknesses, and no single resource or tool would be sufficient by itself to meet the resolution objectives.
  2. Jurisdictions should make their approach to calibrating the resolution-specific resources and tools in the toolbox transparent.

The FSB will monitor implementation for CCPs that are systemically important in more than one jurisdiction through the FSB’s regular monitoring tools. The findings will be aggregated and published in the FSB’s annual Resolution Report.

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