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Systemic Risk Council

Systemic Risk Council Calls for Renewed Debate on Reforms for Financial System Stability

Ahead of a webinar Wednesday, October 14, 2020, the Systemic Risk Council (SRC) today has issued a paper on further possible measures to underpin the resilience and stability of the financial system. The webinar is titled: READ MORE ›

Is Covid-19 Make or Break for the EU?

CFA Institute Systemic Risk Council members discuss the challenges facing the EU as it responds collectively to the crisis created by Covid-19.

Should the Financial System Be Worried — Again — About Investment Fund Leverage? A review of ESMA’s Recent Consultation on Article 25 of AIFMD

CFA Institute say the total size of assets under management is not a sufficiently clear-cut measure to declare that an asset management firm could be systemic just as a bank would be by looking at its balance sheet assets.

Systemic Risk Council to US Treasury: Proposed Reforms Merit Fresh Look

In response to the US Treasury’s June 2017 report, the Systemic Risk Council warns that some of the proposals could jeopardize the financials system’s resilience.

Systemic Risk Council Leaders Warn Against Rolling Back Financial Reforms

With Brexit looming, parts of Dodd-Frank on the chopping block, and other stressors on the global community, now is not the time for complacency in financial reform.

Sheila Bair: Role of Buy Side in Minimizing Systemic Risk (Video)

The former FDIC chair advocates for better market discipline in the private sector.

Regulators in the Era of Systemic Risk — Potential Solution or Part of the Problem?

At the recent CFA Institute Global Investment Risk Symposium, a panel of well-known experts discussed systemic risk and the current state of the industry and concluded that not all is well, yet.

Systemic Risk Council: “Self-Funding of Financial Regulators Would Help Fiscal Mess”

With debate over the sequester fallout mainly focused on cuts to education, law enforcement, and transportation safety, another area is largely overlooked: the impact on the SEC and CFTC.

Does Our Justice System Reinforce “Too-Big-to-Jail”?

Discussions on whether certain banks remain “too-big-to-fail” now include whether these banks (and executives responsible for their actions) have also become “too-big-to-jail.”

Systemic Risk Council: Need for Global Financial Markets Coordination Never Greater

John Rogers, CFA, president and CEO of CFA Institute, stresses the importance of international coordination on key issues of systemic financial risk.

After the Election: Realities, Opportunities, and Challenges for Investors

Speakers at the University of Virginia’s Investing Conference presented mostly dire themes facing the US economy: extreme loss of confidence, the Central Bank assuming an unprecedented interventionist role, an overvalued bond market, and the far-reaching effects of uncertainty, among other topics.

SEC Delay: Postponing the Inevitable for Money Market Funds?

The stakes in the debate over money market funds (MMFs) — and the risk they pose to systemic risk — escalated further with the SEC’s recent announcement that it lacks votes to issue a public proposal.

“Forbes” Interviews Sheila Bair: Ex-Regulator Talks LIBOR Scandal, Punishing Banks, Systemic Risk

In “Real Talk With Sheila Bair: Leave These Folks Penniless Or In Jail,” the former U.S. bank regulator offers her assessment of the financial industry, from the controversial Volcker Rule and JPMorgan’s trading losses to the LIBOR scandal and how regulators should punish bad behavior by banks.

Money Market Funds: Safe Cash Management Vehicle or Source of Systemic Risk?

With over $2.6 trillion invested in money market mutual funds (MMFs), talk about potential risks they present to investors and global economies has generated a lot of attention across the political spectrum.

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