The Financial Stability Board (FSB) Regional Consultative Group (RCG) for the Americas held a virtual meeting today to discuss global and regional macroeconomic and financial market vulnerabilities and their potential impact on the region. Members discussed possible financial stability implications from the COVID-19 pandemic, including the impact of a more asynchronous recovery across regions and capital flows on emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs). 

Members exchanged views on preliminary lessons learnt from COVID-19 and the effectiveness of policy support measures, in particular, potential spillover effects to EMDEs from policy measures taken by advanced economies. Members also discussed the implications of adjustments in, and the eventual withdrawal of, support measures once appropriate and their impact on cross-border banking, capital flows, and corporate sector debt.

The group received an update on the FSB’s work programme, including planned deliverables to the Italian G20 Presidency in 2021. Members discussed areas of importance for RCG Americas member jurisdictions, including work underway in the FSB to strengthen the resilience of non-bank financial intermediation; the FSB Roadmap for enhancing cross-border payments; transitioning away from LIBOR; strengthening cyber and operational resilience; and analysing and addressing climate-related financial risks.