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  1. FSB delays designation of systemic reinsurers

    IAIS assessment methodology under fire again for lack of clarity The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has postponed the designation of global systemically important reinsurers, with regulators suggesting that worries about the assessment methodology...

  2. Financial crime body tightens rules on company ownership

    The FATF is also carrying out an assessment of countries to test the effectiveness of individual jurisdiction controls, in line with a more aggressive strategy announced last year. New guidance for countries to address money laundering and...

  3. New frontloading flap over €8bn clearing threshold

    Our concern is that this is, de facto, a retroactive legal obligation; the three-month lookback assessment is supposed to end when the clearing obligation enters into force. One way of achieving this would be to start the three-month assessment...

  4. Netting problems will restrict pension funds, FCMs warn

    PBGC has thus far been unwilling to give any clarity on the issue in connection with defined benefit pension plans covered by Title IV," says Steptoe the US Federal Reserve could expand the scope of FDICIA to allow smaller firms to take advantage...

  5. Industry confronts hard choices in CCP recovery debate

    The use of assessment powers varies between CCPs, but almost all rely on them to some degree. So-called assessment powers give CCPs the right to call on members to provide additional resources in a crisis situation, but the idea is not universally...

  6. FSB warns of spillovers from new bank structures

    The FSB plans to work with the International Monetary Fund and the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development on an update to the assessment as the reforms are implemented, with the results due to be presented to the G-20 in 2016.

  7. LNG market participants shun Japanese forwards

    For those cases, we may adjust the assessment," he says. A new Japanese forward contract for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is off to a slow start and has yet to see a single trade since its launch on September 12, according to market participants.

  8. Stress tests and capital adequacy: the story so far

    The CCAR's predecessor was the US Supervisory Capital Assessment Program (Scap), run by the Federal Reserve Board in March 2009. Since the 2008 financial crisis brought leading banks around the world to the brink of collapse, regulators have been...

  9. PRA: internal model insurers need a ‘plan B’

    We don't want to do more than we need to do and although the PRA is providing industry-level feedback on topics such as own risk and solvency assessment and Imap, it isn't able to say what the level of detail needed is.

  10. 25 banks fail ECB stress check on financial health

    The Comprehensive Assessment has bought time for some of Europe's banks to get themselves in shape. The ECB – which will become the single supervisor of the eurozone's largest banks on November 4 – has often said that the comprehensive assessment...

  11. Industry picks holes in BCR proposals

    The Rorschach test is a psychological assessment where individuals’ interpretations of inkblots are assessed to tease out personality characteristics and emotional processes. IAIS seeking a middle way on insurance capital rules