On 5 November 2012, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a letter dated 31 October 2012 addressed to the G20 regarding progress made with respect to financial regulatory reforms.
The FSB reported ‘solid but uneven’ progress” in the four priority areas identified by the G20, being:
- building resilient financial institutions (i.e. Basel III);
- ending “too big to fail” (i.e. RRP);
- strengthening the oversight and regulation of shadow banking activities; and
- completion of OTC derivatives and related reforms.
On the subject on ending “too big to fail”, the FSB noted that a peer review of national actions taken to legislate its “Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes” document will now be published in the first half of 2013. More importantly, however, on the subject of resolution planning for Globally Systemically Important Financial Institutions (G-SIFIs), the FSB confirmed that the deadline for completion of operational resolution plans for Globally Systemically Important Banks (G-SIBs) has been extended by six months until mid-2013. Consequently, the FSB’s peer-based resolvability assessment process will now be delayed until the second half of 2013.