Policy Measures to Address Systemically Important Financial Institutions
At the Cannes Summit, the G20 Leaders endorsed the implementation of an integrated set of policy measures to address the risks to the global financial system from systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs), and the timeline for implementation of these measures. Specific measures focus on global SIFIs (G-SIFIs) to reflect the greater risks that these institutions pose to the global financial system. The policy measures announced today comprise:
- A new international standard as a point of reference for reforms of national resolution regimes, to strengthen authorities’ powers to resolve failing financial firms in an orderly manner and without exposing the taxpayer to the risk of loss;
- Requirements for resolvability assessments, recovery and resolution plans and institution-specific cross-border cooperation agreements for G-SIFIs;
- Requirements for additional loss absorption capacity above the Basel III minimum for global systemically important banks; and
- More intensive and effective supervision through stronger supervisory mandates, and higher supervisory expectations for risk management functions, risk data aggregation capabilities, risk governance and internal controls.