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Bad insolvency regimes keep Europe’s zombie firms alive

Propping up zombie firms beyond the point of viability is often blamed on the banks that continue to support them. However, inefficient resolution regimes might be the real cause. 

FDIC to exempt some information from bank resolution plans

Some insured depository institutions (IDIs) are being exempted from certain content requirements for resolution planning, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) said in a statement on June 25.

Deon Raju

South Africa beds down bank resolution plans following slow progress

South Africa is catching up with its post-financial crisis obligations with a series of reforms that have been in the works for years as it learns from the experience of other jurisdictions.

Private equity firms helped stabilise financial system during last crisis

Research has shown that private equity (PE) investors not only helped failing banks recover well by buying into them after the 2007–2009 global financial crisis (GFC), but also contributed to financial stability, according to a paper published by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on April 22. 

Swiss systemic firms improve resolvability, but more work needed

Swiss systemically important financial institutions have been making good progress in their recovery and resolution planning according to an annual report from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) published on March 19.

FSB to publish recommendations to strengthen money market funds

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) will make recommendations to make money market funds (MMF) more resilient so they do not need public sector support next time markets are in turmoil as happened last March due to the Covid-9 pandemic, said Federal Reserve Board vice chair for supervision and FSB chair, Randal Quarles.

ECB says Covid-19 has reduced eurozone banks' recovery capacities

One of the key findings from the economic shock caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is that it may have significantly reduced the overall recovery capacity of eurozone banks, the European Central Bank (ECB) warned in its February supervisory newsletter.

Colleen Baker web

FSB treads fine line on CCP resolution issue in final guidance

Clearing house members have cautiously welcomed the latest FSB guidance on CCP resolution, which contained few surprises, but argue it should go even further. 

Resolution plan fixes of certain foreign banks approved by federal regulators

Weaknesses in the resolution plans of Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and UBS have been remedied to the satisfaction of the two prudential federal regulatory agencies, which also issued guidance. 

FSB calls for authorities to “be prepared” in its resolution report

In its 2020 resolution report, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) said preparedness is the top priority for authorities as it outlines progress on implementing measures to enhance the resolvability of systemically important financial institutions.