International Regulatory Updates


AUGUST 09, 2019
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a call for candidates for its newly-established Data Advisory Group (DAG). ESMA is seeking individuals with expertise on issues related to market data regulatory reporting and record keeping of derivative contracts, position ...
JULY 16, 2019
Capital Adequacy Capital ratios for significant institutions remained stable in the first quarter of 2019. The Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) ratio stood at 14.34%, the Tier 1 ratio at 15.59% and the total capital ratio at 17.99%. Average CET1 capital ratios at participating Member State level range ...
JULY 08, 2019
The European Central Bank (ECB) today publishes the final chapters of its guide to internal models, following a public consultation which ended on 7 November 2018. These three risk type-specific chapters cover credit risk, market risk and counterparty credit risk. They are intended to ensure a ...
APRIL 11, 2019
The European Central Bank (ECB) is today launching a public consultation on proposed changes to the ECB Regulation on supervisory fees. This consultation incorporates the feedback received during the first public consultation on this issue in 2017 and input from the national competent authorities ...
APRIL 11, 2019
Capital ratios for significant institutions increase slightly in the fourth quarter of 2018, with total capital ratio at 17.95% (up from 17.83% in the third quarter). NPL ratio falls to 3.80%, lowest level since time series first published in 2015. Liquidity coverage ratio increases to 145.61% ...
APRIL 08, 2019
The European Central Bank (ECB) today published the aggregate outcome of its 2018 Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP). The overall SREP demand for common equity tier 1 (CET1) capital increased to 10.6% in 2018 from 10.1% in 2017, which was driven by the last step of the phase-in of the ...
FEBRUARY 06, 2019
The European Central Bank (ECB) has today launched a sensitivity analysis of liquidity risk to assess the ability of the banks it directly supervises to handle idiosyncratic liquidity shocks. The exercise will constitute the supervisory stress test of 2019. The results of the exercise will feed into ...
FEBRUARY 04, 2019
The European Central Bank (ECB) today published aggregate results for the 2018 stress test for all participating banks under its supervision. The 87 banks covered in the report include 33 euro area banks that were part of the EU-wide stress test coordinated by the European Banking Authority (EBA) ...
JANUARY 28, 2019
The peer review examines how national competent authorities (NCAs) assess the propriety of those responsible for managing insurance companies and, when relevant, the companies’ shareholders. In general, NCAs dedicate considerable resources to the initial assessment, but very few NCAs perform an ...
JANUARY 16, 2019
The European Central Bank (ECB) today published a single Code of Conduct for all ECB decision-makers and high-level officials. The code is the latest measure undertaken by the ECB to further strengthen and refine its good governance and integrity frameworks. The ethical rules take into account the E ...