FSB Publishes Report on Third Thematic Review of Resolution Regimes


As part of a review launched in June 2018, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report (which can be found here) on its third thematic peer review of resolution regimes. The findings of the first and second peer reviews of resolution regimes were published in April 2013 and March 2016 respectively. The reviews are designed to support the timely and consistent implementation by FSB jurisdictions of the FSB’s key attributes of effective resolution regimes for financial institutions.

Bank resolution planning frameworks have been adopted in most FSB jurisdictions, with planning most advanced for global systemically important banks in jurisdictions that are home to them. The report recommends further work to be done to ensure that bank resolution plans can be put fully into effect:

  • FSB jurisdictions take further steps to adopt and operationalize their resolution planning framework, including: adopt resolution planning frameworks, adopt resolvability assessment frameworks and provide powers to require banks to take measures to improve resolvability and participate in cross-border coordinating arrangements. By June 2020, jurisdictions identified as not having a resolution planning framework will need to report to the FSB.
  • FSB undertake work to support member authorities’ resolution planning for banks other than G-SIBs that could be systemic in failure.
  • FSB work with relevant authorities and other bodies, to promote the sharing of bank resolution planning experiences and practices in enhancing cooperation and information-sharing arrangements.