On 20 May 2021 US President Joe Biden signed a sweeping Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk. It mandates greater disclosures to provide the information needed to understand climate risks and enable action to mitigate them.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has affirmed that its EU-wide 2021 transparency exercise will be carried out in autumn, with the launch planned for September. This annual exercise is part of the EBA’s endeavours to foster transparency and market discipline.
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 […]