Financial experts generally agree that risks associated with liquidity, credit and monetary policies can all create systemic vulnerabilities. Without a central federal regulator to look across financial institutions, markets and products to see where risks may be building up, the threat of systemic risk remains elevated.
As a follow up to the G20 Seoul Summit in November, 2010, which called for a new financial regulatory framework, The Financial Stability Board (FSB), in conjunction with the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, has proposed certain recommendations on how to reduce the potential hazard posed by Globally Systemically Important Financial Institutions (G-SIFI).
As part of the process, FSB has recently asked for comments on its proposal, Effective Resolution of Systemically Important Financial Institutions. This is a package of proposed policy measures intended to improve the capacity of relevant authorities to resolve G-SIFIs without systemic disruption and exposing taxpayers to the risk of loss as well as a timeline for their implementation. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has also asked for comments on its, Global Systemically Important Banks: Assessment Methodology and the Additional Loss Absorbency Requirements. These proposed series of reforms are intended to improve the resilience of banks and banking systems and mitigate the potential negative impacts created by G-SIFIs which current regulatory polices do not fully address.