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Public hearing with Elke König, Chair of the Single Resolution Board

29-03-2019

This note is prepared in view of a regular public hearing with the Chair of the Single Resolution Board (SRB), Elke König. The briefing addresses (i) recent supervisory developments or state of play with resolution cases (Carige, NordLB, Novo Banco and ABLV), (ii) summarises a recent General Court decision (‘Banca Tercas’) regarding the use of DGS in a preventative manner under State aid, (iii) points to regulatory developments regarding the completion of the Banking Union (resolution financing ...

This note is prepared in view of a regular public hearing with the Chair of the Single Resolution Board (SRB), Elke König. The briefing addresses (i) recent supervisory developments or state of play with resolution cases (Carige, NordLB, Novo Banco and ABLV), (ii) summarises a recent General Court decision (‘Banca Tercas’) regarding the use of DGS in a preventative manner under State aid, (iii) points to regulatory developments regarding the completion of the Banking Union (resolution financing, EDIS and liquidation regime), (v) and comments on policy developments and publications of the SRB. The briefing also (iv) summarises two external papers on “stock taking of the SRB’s activities over the past years: what to improve and focus on”.

Macro-Financial Assistance to EU Member States - State of Play, March 2019

21-03-2019

This document provides regularly updated information on EU Member States which receive or received financial assistance from the ESM, EFSF, EFSM, the EU balance of payments assistance facility, other Member States and/or the IMF. Against the background that since August 2018 all financial assistance programmes to EU Member States have been concluded, the document focuses now on the implementation of the enhanced surveillance framework for Greece and post-programme reviews (including IMF Article IV ...

This document provides regularly updated information on EU Member States which receive or received financial assistance from the ESM, EFSF, EFSM, the EU balance of payments assistance facility, other Member States and/or the IMF. Against the background that since August 2018 all financial assistance programmes to EU Member States have been concluded, the document focuses now on the implementation of the enhanced surveillance framework for Greece and post-programme reviews (including IMF Article IV assessments) for Ireland, Portugal, Romania and Spain undertaken by the European Commission (EC) in liaison with the ECB (Post-Programme Surveillance, PPS), the IMF (Post-Programme Monitoring, PPM) and the ESM (Early Warning System, EWS).

Public hearing with Andrea Enria, Chair of the ECB Supervisory Board, presenting the SSM Annual Report 2018

19-03-2019

This note is prepared in view of a regular public hearing with the new Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), Andrea Enria, who will inter alia present the SSM Annual Report 2018. The EP received a copy of that report on a confidential basis, under embargo until Thursday, 21 March 2019, at 9:00 am CET. In view of that restriction, this briefing does not refer to that Annual Report in any way. The following issues are addressed in this briefing: (i) supervisory disclosure ...

This note is prepared in view of a regular public hearing with the new Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), Andrea Enria, who will inter alia present the SSM Annual Report 2018. The EP received a copy of that report on a confidential basis, under embargo until Thursday, 21 March 2019, at 9:00 am CET. In view of that restriction, this briefing does not refer to that Annual Report in any way. The following issues are addressed in this briefing: (i) supervisory disclosure and ECB transparency policy, (ii) leveraged finance, (iii) Brexit (supervisory issues), (iv) summaries of 4 external briefing papers on “The next SSM term: Supervisory challenges ahead” commissioned by the ECON Committee, (v) regulatory and supervisory developments, and (vi) recent ECB publications.

Third country equivalence in EU banking and financial regulation

15-03-2019

This briefing provides an insight into the latest regulatory developments on equivalence in EU banking and financial regulation, including elements of the on-going ESA review, the Investment Firm Review, and EMIR 2.2 that are being discussed at the European Parliament and the Council. The briefing also gives an overview on the possible role of equivalence regimes in the context of Brexit both in the context of a ‘no-deal’ scenario and as part of an agreement. This briefing is an updated version of ...

This briefing provides an insight into the latest regulatory developments on equivalence in EU banking and financial regulation, including elements of the on-going ESA review, the Investment Firm Review, and EMIR 2.2 that are being discussed at the European Parliament and the Council. The briefing also gives an overview on the possible role of equivalence regimes in the context of Brexit both in the context of a ‘no-deal’ scenario and as part of an agreement. This briefing is an updated version of a briefing published in April 2018.

Leveraged finance: a supervisory concern in the Banking Union?

12-03-2019

The increased volume of “leveraged finance” in the banking sector has recently led US, EU, and international supervisory authorities to caution against related financial stability risks. This briefing summarises (i) the concept of leveraged finance, (ii) the warnings that the different supervisory authorities have issued, (iii) the market developments, (iv) key financial stability risks, (v) and the related actions taken so far by the ECB.

The increased volume of “leveraged finance” in the banking sector has recently led US, EU, and international supervisory authorities to caution against related financial stability risks. This briefing summarises (i) the concept of leveraged finance, (ii) the warnings that the different supervisory authorities have issued, (iii) the market developments, (iv) key financial stability risks, (v) and the related actions taken so far by the ECB.

Recent measures for Banca Carige from a BRRD and State Aid perspective

15-02-2019

On 8 January 2019, Banca Carige’s temporary administrators issued a press statement setting out some initiatives they have taken to secure the future of the bank. This briefing contains background information on the case of Banca Carige and links the initiatives taken to respective legal requirements stemming from the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) and the rules for State Aid (SA).

On 8 January 2019, Banca Carige’s temporary administrators issued a press statement setting out some initiatives they have taken to secure the future of the bank. This briefing contains background information on the case of Banca Carige and links the initiatives taken to respective legal requirements stemming from the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) and the rules for State Aid (SA).

European Stability Mechanism – Main Features, Instruments and Accountability

14-02-2019

This document presents the main features of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), including governance, capital structure and funding sources, main lending instruments, as well as its oversight and accountability framework. It also reviews recent proposals and contributions on the possible evolution of the ESM. This note is regularly updated.

This document presents the main features of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), including governance, capital structure and funding sources, main lending instruments, as well as its oversight and accountability framework. It also reviews recent proposals and contributions on the possible evolution of the ESM. This note is regularly updated.

Measures to strengthen NordLB’s capital position

14-02-2019

This briefing for the attention of the Members of the Banking Union Working Group summarises publically available information on Norddeutsche Landesbank (NordLB) regarding (i) its activities, ownership, supervision, and recent performance, (ii) the 2018 stress test results and capital position, (iii) the 2012 State Aid decision and performance during the restructuring period, (iv) NordLB’s core problem: the shipping portfolio, (v) NordLB’s recent attempts to strengthen its capital position, and ( ...

This briefing for the attention of the Members of the Banking Union Working Group summarises publically available information on Norddeutsche Landesbank (NordLB) regarding (i) its activities, ownership, supervision, and recent performance, (ii) the 2018 stress test results and capital position, (iii) the 2012 State Aid decision and performance during the restructuring period, (iv) NordLB’s core problem: the shipping portfolio, (v) NordLB’s recent attempts to strengthen its capital position, and (vi) the BRRD framework.

Money laundering - Recent cases from a EU banking supervisory perspective

11-02-2019

This briefing (1) provides some insight into recent cases of breaches or alleged breaches of anti-money laundering (AML) rules by SSM supervised banks and (2) identifies some common prudential features. The briefing also outlines (3) the respective roles of European and national authorities in applying AML legislation that have been further specified in the 5th AML Directive adopted by the EP Plenary on 19 April, and (4) ways that have been proposed to further improve the AML supervisory framework ...

This briefing (1) provides some insight into recent cases of breaches or alleged breaches of anti-money laundering (AML) rules by SSM supervised banks and (2) identifies some common prudential features. The briefing also outlines (3) the respective roles of European and national authorities in applying AML legislation that have been further specified in the 5th AML Directive adopted by the EP Plenary on 19 April, and (4) ways that have been proposed to further improve the AML supervisory framework, including the 12 September Commission’s communication and the changes to the European Supervisory Authority (ESA) Regulation proposed by the Commission. The Commission suggests a three-pronged approach to reinforce AML supervision: (i) further guidelines and best practices developed by EBA; (ii) stronger powers - including an obligation to act - for the European Banking Authority (‘EBA’) as part of the ESA review being negotiated at Council and Parliament; (iii) establishing, where appropriate, an EU body, at a later stage, as part of the review clause of the 5th AML Directive in 2022. This briefing is an updated version of the April 2018 EGOV briefing.

Liquidation of Banks: Towards an ‘FDIC’ for the Banking Union?

08-02-2019

This briefing looks at the key differences between the US and the Banking Union resolution and liquidation framework (Section 1) including differences in terms of funding arrangements (Section 2). In view of recent liquidation and resolution experiences, the briefing further assesses what an EU insolvency regime would bring to the Banking Union both in terms of small and medium-size banks’ resolution (Section 3) and in terms of strengthening the existing BRRD resolution framework (Section 4). The ...

This briefing looks at the key differences between the US and the Banking Union resolution and liquidation framework (Section 1) including differences in terms of funding arrangements (Section 2). In view of recent liquidation and resolution experiences, the briefing further assesses what an EU insolvency regime would bring to the Banking Union both in terms of small and medium-size banks’ resolution (Section 3) and in terms of strengthening the existing BRRD resolution framework (Section 4). The briefing finally outlines (Section 5) the key building blocks of an EU liquidation regime for the Banking Union.

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