This is a guest post by Mohini Singh, ACA, Director of Financial Reporting Policy at CFA Institute. At a recent XBRL US Investor Forum I spoke on a panel on ‘Standards to Manage Investment Risk’ with Mike Willis of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Council of Institutional Investors’ Jeff Mahoney, moderated by […]
It may only be mid-January, but the signs are stacking up that 2021 will without a doubt be a year of change in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) arena. In early January, asset management giant BlackRock announced its expanded stewardship expectations and proxy voting guidelines for 2021. The updates send a strong signal to […]
Could the next financial crisis come from the non-bank sector? The structure of finance is changing, and with vast and increasing amounts of financial intermediation being done by entities other than banks, often less tightly regulated, this is an important area for monitoring, and disclosure efforts as well as potential regulation. The Financial Stability Board […]
The world over, financial regulators have a host of additional powers wherever a company is so vital to the operation of the economy that it’s judged “systemically important” in the light of guidelines agreed after the 2008 financial crisis.
The Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK) has published new regulations on Risk Management for Non-Bank Financial Institutions.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) is expanding its publication of key risk indicators about some of the world’s largest financial institutions. Globally systemically important institutions (or “G-SIIs”) each have on and off balance sheet exposures in excess of EUR200bn.
How should banks model potential extreme shocks to the financial system? Banks need to calculate all risk factors, however, while some future risks can be modeled with relevant price and transaction data, others can’t. In the case of non-modellable risks, institutions must calculate prudent measures that take into account a potential scenario of extreme future […]
What do the coronavirus pandemic and climate breakdown have in common? They both present a huge threat to global financial stability, stemming from massive global negative externalities rooted in ecological change. They both entail dramatic economic, financial and social damage. And, despite continued warning of their certainty from scientists, we have failed to systematically consider […]
This week the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its final draft Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on reporting requirements for market risk. They are expected to take effect in September 2021 as part of v.3.1 of the EBA reporting framework. The requirements include a thresholds template, providing insights into the size of institutions’ trading books and the […]
Not sure how to account for Expected Credit Losses (ECL) in the current uncertain climate? IFRS Foundation have issued guidance in order to support a consistent application of IFRS 9, Financial Instruments. IFRS 9 sets out a framework for determining when a significant increase in credit risk on a financial instrument requires an Expected Credit […]