This report presents the results from the fourth shadow banking monitoring exercise in the Americas published by the FSB Regional Consultative Group (RCG) for the Americas. The main objective of the exercise is to achieve a better understanding of the scope and structure of non-bank credit intermediation in the Americas, and to monitor its development over time. The 17 member jurisdictions that took part in the exercise together account for approximately 98% of GDP in the region. The report uses data up to end-2016 based on balance sheet data from national financial account statistics and other (regulatory or private sector) sources.

This document has been prepared by the FSB RCG for the Americas and is being published to disseminate information to the public. The views expressed in the document are those of the RCG for the Americas and do not necessarily reflect those of the FSB.

Since October 2011, when the FSB set out its initial recommendations to “strengthen oversight and regulation of shadow banking”, the FSB has undertaken a shadow banking monitoring exercise across a wide range of jurisdictions. The FSB’s Global Shadow Banking Monitoring Report 2017 sets out more details.