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Journal of the Banking Supervisor 50

“Recently, the Financial Stability Institute hosted an important meeting on supervisory policy implementation with a cross-sectoral perspective. The discussions were enriching and, most importantly, created a discussion forum where representatives from all over the world shared their experiences with a prospective view to continue supporting the stability and competitiveness of the financial markets. ”

Towards a Proportional Regulation

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Capacity Development

Continental Trainning Program

The Continental Training Program is a training-oriented platform administered by ASBA for the exclusive use of its Associate Members. Training provided is formal, short term and focused in banking supervision topics

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Secondment Program

Short term, usually up to three months, education and training program into specific areas, provided by a recognized institution with sufficient skills in the arena into which the training will be provided.

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Technical Cooperation Program

The Technical Cooperation Program is designed to improve the supervision of banks in the Americas through supporting the sharing of experiences, techniques, and between bank supervisors.

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Risk Management Certification

Programa de formación avanzado desarrollado por profesionales de distintas especialidades, así como por académicos expertos en ese ámbito y esta actualizado de acuerdo a los últimos cambios regulatorios.

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Working Groups


ASBA and IADI’s Committee for Latin America (CLAR) agreed to analyze the relationship between bank supervisors and deposit insurers in Latin America. To this end, they organized a working group that shall produce a document on the best practices for the resolution of financial entities in the Americas. This group has representatives from both institution coming from Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, the United States and Uruguay.

Regulation and Financial Innovation

This group’s objective is to contribute to the financial innovation process – especially supported by the new financial technologies- through the development of regulatory and supervisory guidelines for the stable, transparent, competitive of business models, products, and services. The group is composed of representatives from Barbados, Brazil, El Salvador, Spain, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, and Paraguay.

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Big Data: Potential, Challenges, and Statistical Implications

Good data and statistics, strategic elements for any society and economy, are essential for sound policy decision making in both the private and public sectors. By now, many private companies as well as national and international organizations see that “big data” is no mere buzzword, but a medium-term concept that requires a long-term vision. This Discussion Note analyzes the potential challenges and implications of big data. Although big data certainly comes associated with unknown risks, big data can represent advantages in at least four important fields: 1. By allowing answers to new questions; 2. By producing new and better indicators for the financial sector; 3. By bridging time lags in the availability of official statistics and supporting the timelier forecasting of existing indicators; and, 4. As an innovative data source in the production of official information, optimizing its use for regulatory purposes.

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Stocktake of Publicly Released Cybersecurity Regulations: Guidance and Supervisory Practices

Cyber-attacks are a threat to the entire financial system. The changing nature and growth of cyber risk in financial institutions are driven by several factors, including the evolving technology and the interconnections among financial entities and of them with external parties. This FSB report takes stock of the existing publicly available regulations and supervisory practices concerning cybersecurity in the financial sector, as well as of existing international guidance. The report also includes information concerning jurisdictions’ plans and views regarding effective regulatory and supervisory practices, as well as information on the matter, provided by some international bodies.

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Basel III: liquidity monitoring tools

While the introduction of the Liquidity Coverage Ratio and Net Stable Funding Ratio have made the measurement of liquidity across banks and jurisdictions significantly more comparable and consistent, the ratios in isolation do not capture all aspects of a bank’s liquidity risk. Thus, in January 2013, the Basel Committee published its “Basel III: The Liquidity Coverage Ratio and liquidity risk monitoring tools” (LCR and Tools). This paper contains a number of additional metrics for use by supervisors and banks. At the same time, the Committee recognizes that supervisors may need to supplement these by using other tools and metrics to capture jurisdiction-specific issues. The purpose of this document is to: explain five metrics presented in the LCR and Tools report as well as show how the data can be gathered; to show how the data and trends in the metrics can be analyzed; and, to outline the implications for supervision. The paper also discusses data collection and design of liquidity reporting, to optimize the value of data for analysis and use by supervisors and banks. The Committee also recognizes that supervisors may need to supplement these by using additional tools and metrics to capture jurisdiction-specific issues.

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