Journal of the Banking Supervisor 51
This edition opens a year that will once again challenge financial sector regulators and supervisors alike due to the continued process searching for a new order in the sector while keeping it sound and stable. Indeed, if one were to identify the potential priorities from the public-sector’s perspective, it would be difficult to offer a one-size-fits-all response.
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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 topicsMore info
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.More info
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.More info
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.More info
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.
Implications of fintech developments for banks and bank supervisors
It is no news that the banking system is facing technological innovations and even adopting them gradually. Nevertheless, the scope and nature of bank’s risks and activities are disruptively changing jeopardising both the current operating models and the rules governing them. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision set up a Task Force on Financial Technology to assess the risks and supervisory challenges associated with the innovation and their consequences on the financial systems. In this document, the Task Force identifies ten implications and related considerations for banks and bank supervisors, analyzing several scenarios and assessing their potential impact on the banking industry.Read more
Finalising Basel III: In brief
The latest reforms to Basel III regulatory framework established during December 2017, includes improvements in the estimation of some ratios and introduces issues not considered before. Aiming to facilitate understanding the reforms, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has published the document Finalising Basel III: In brief, which synthesizes the most relevant changes regarding the treatment of credit and operational risks, the introduction of a new leverage ratio, and the output floor revision. Also, it briefly justifies the need for the reforms as well as the benefits derived from their implementation.Read more
Fifteen steps to Green finance
The transition towards a “green” economic and financial system is a global challenge valuated in tens of trillions of dollars invested during the coming decades. However, the transition is an urgent necessity due to the impending energy resources shortage and the impact of climate change. A responsible and efficient transition may promote long term economic and financial stability while fostering an environmental sustainable economic growth. The United Kingdom has taken a leading role in developing a sustainable financial framework through the Green Finance Initiative established by The City of London Corporation (CLC). In this paper, the CLC sets out fifteen steps to expanding Green finance in the UK; which, doubtless, can be considered a global benchmark.Read more
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