Disruptions to the financial and monetary system can stunt economic growth, reduce employment and strain government budgets. The Bundesbank observes the financial and monetary system, analyses systemic risks and plays an active role in national, European and global committees and institutions in order to identify threats in a timely manner and avert financial crises through risk-based measures and regulation.
FSB publishes framework to evaluate the G20’s financial regulatory reforms
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a consultation paper for a framework to evaluate the financial regulatory reforms initiated in the wake of the financial crisis. Once the public consultation has closed on 11 May, the framework will be published in the run-up to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg.
Capital add-ons for systemically important financial institutions in Germany
As from 1 January 2017, certain systemically important banks (SIBs) in Germany will need to hold more capital in order to enhance their resilience. The list of institutions concerned has been updated and published by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).
The entry into force of the German Financial Stability Act (Finanzstabilitätsgesetz) at the beginning of 2013 gave macroprudential surveillance in Germany a legal basis. The macroprudential forum in Germany is the German Financial Stability Committee (Ausschuss für Finanzstabilität or AFS).
The Bundesbank brings its expertise to numerous European and international bodies and organisations in which issues concerning financial stability and the financial and monetary system are analysed and policy measures are coordinated.