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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.

Asset Management Industry: Systemically Risky or Business as Usual?

The Financial Stability Board believes there are structural vulnerabilities in asset management activities that need to be addressed even though the industry is different from other financial sectors.

MetLife Not a SIFI: What Does Decision Mean for the FSOC?

Can the FSOC meet its mandate to identify and respond to emerging financial stability threats, or has the recent court ruling and past criticism eroded its authority?

Break up Big Banks or Tax Leverage: How Will Fed Officials Solve “Too Big to Fail”?

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari’s call to break up big banks has reopened a debate on whether the US has done enough to prevent another global financial crisis of the magnitude felt in 2008.

Systemic Risk Council Taps Ex-BoE Deputy Governor Tucker to Chair Global Group

CFA Institute takes important step to further “globalize” the Systemic Risk Council with the appointment of Sir Paul Tucker.

Hacking Away at Cybercrime to Keep Investors, Funds Safe

CFA Institute is part of a global working group on asset manager cyber resilience. The estimated annual cost of cybercrime to the world economy is more than $445 billion (almost 1% of its income).

Shadow Banking: Friend or Foe?

The focus on shadow banking has shifted from systemic risks to the role it can play in improving access to capital. But safeguards are needed.

Is the Asset Management Industry a Source of Systemic Risk?

CFA Institute takes a stance on this controversial issue.

Bank Capital and Liquidity: Systemic Risk Council Tool Shows SIFIs’ Evolution Since 2007

Tool aims to boost transparency of financial operations and help investors to make informed decisions.

Assessing Systemic Risk of Asset Managers: No Need to Name SIFIs but Monitor Industry

Systemic risk overseers should keep a keen eye on all parts of the financial sector, asset management included.

OCI Study: Understanding Bank Performance, Risk Through “Forgotten” Income Statement

With banks’ earnings season in full swing and the looming threat of rising interest rates, a critical question remains: How effectively are investors monitoring bank performance and risk?

DC Policy Update: Asset Managers and Systemic Risk, Congress’ Financial Policy Agenda (Podcast)

Do asset managers pose a systemic risk? Can we expect bipartisan efforts on financial policy issues? Jim Allen, CFA, offers his analysis.

Creating Bubbles: Are Asset Managers a Culprit?

New report examines policy implications of asset manager business customs and incentives in context of regulatory efforts to address asset price bubbles.

How Service Sector Needs and Shadow Banking Are Reshaping Chinese Capital Markets

Alan Lok, CFA, examines China’s shift to a domestic-consumption economy, its severe service sector supply bottleneck, and the rise in Chinese shadow banking.



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