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ECB warns banks on hedge fund and family office counterparty credit risks

The European Central Bank (ECB) found “several material shortcomings” in a review of the risk management practices of EU banks particularly active in prime brokerage activities.

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UK parliament warned of inadequate NBFI oversight

Too little attention is being paid to non-bank financial institutions as risks have built up in the financial system following the dramatic pivot away from ultra-low interest rates and resurgent inflation, a UK parliamentary committee was told.

FSB requests papers on addressing shadow bank systemic risks

Parties interested in non bank financial institutions (NBFIs) are being asked by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to submit papers on how to address the systemic risks they pose. 


BIS calls for regulatory response to evolving shadow banking risks

Increasing hidden leverage and liquidity mismatches are crying out for a macroprudential regulatory response, warned the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in its December 2021 quarterly review.

OCC chief compares DeFi to rise of CDSs

Crypto-assets and decentralised finance (DeFi) have uncanny similarities with the rise of credit default swaps (CDS) in the early 2000s, said acting comptroller of the currency Michael Hsu. 

Jouni Aaltonen

‘Shadow banks’ criticise EBA consultation as “overkill”

The European Banking Authority is consulting on what constitutes a shadow bank for the purpose of reporting large exposures, as the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic has global regulators assessing the degree to which they should regulate shadow banks. 

Fed’s growing reliance on money market funds could prove destabilising

The way the US Federal Reserve funds itself has been undergoing a quiet revolution since the 2007-9 global financial crisis (GFC) according to the Bank Policy Institute, with it becoming increasingly reliant on money market funds, with potentially negative consequences for financial stability.

Monique Melis

Greensill failure puts bank interactions with NBFIs under the spotlight

The meltdown of Greensill Capital and Archegos Capital Management is putting pressure on financial regulators to widen their scope and pay closer attention to banks like Credit Suisse cosying up to shadow banks for business. 


Supply chain finance likely to face more regulatory scrutiny following Greensill demise

Supply chain finance (SCF), or reverse factoring, is likely to come under greater scrutiny following the failure of Greensill Capital with regulators and accounting bodies in particular thinking more about transparency, according to Fitch Ratings. 

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Big techs may need special rules if they move into finance

Firms with varying business models face particular operational risks and therefore may need to be subject to tailored regulations and supervision