Sustained low interest rates pose risk to the financial system

Long periods of low market interest rates could pose a systemic risk to the financial system, particularly if rates were to suddenly rise sharply

NSFR amended to accommodate central bank claims

Basel Committee makes technical amendment to NSFR to accommodate some central bank claims

IOSCO publishes final report on liquidity for collective investment schemes

IOSCO publishes final recommendations on managing liquidity of collective investment schemes

Walking the tightrope between liquidity risk and profitability

Demanding liquidity measures, imposed as a result of the 2007-9 global financial crisis, are a big burden on bank profits. However, there are ways in which banks can reduce their impact. By Mudit Goel of CRISIL Global Research & Analytics.

Basel Committee member jurisdictions found to be mainly LCR compliant

The Basel Committee found that member jurisdictions are mainly compliant with the liquidity coverage ratio with outstanding deviations deemed largely immaterial

NSFR “could threaten US bank lending”

The net stable funding ratio could restrain US bank lending as the US Federal Reserve attempts to normalise monetary policy says a blog post on the Clearing House website.

Associations warn over looming NSFR divergence

Associations voice concerns over differing interpretations of the net stable funding ratio by the US and EU regulators.

Switzerland to implement Basel liquidity ratios from 2018

Switzerland is to implement the net stable funding ratio from 2018 and consult on the liquidity coverage ratio for small banks

US banks need more capital says FDIC vice chairman

Banks need to hold more capital as US interest rate cycle turns upwards says Thomas Hoenig.

CFTC executive frustrated over liquidity drain

Commodity Futures Trading Commission frets over falling liquidity levels in key US markets.

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