Global Regulators Prioritize CCP, End-User Resilience

As promised, this FedFin report provides an in-depth analysis of the FSB’s latest policy on nonbank financial intermediation.  As is often the case, much in the report discusses data gaps, presses for international cooperation, and details FSB and national work to date on the issues identified in its initial analysis after the 2020 crisis (see FSM Report NBFI).  Most of FSB’s work since has focused on MMFs (see FSM Report MMF18), with this latest report going on to lay out more specific policy options for OEFs, margining, core bond markets, and other target areas.  The report also calls for attention to systemic NBFI concerns, noting risks at family offices, prime brokers, life insurers, and pension funds, as well as “hidden leverage” without discussing what might best be done about them.