Measuring the Implementation of the Fsb Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions in the European Union
51 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2018 Last revised: 29 Apr 2020
Date Written: 2018-11
There are lingering concerns about the health of European banks and extensive market commentary about whether post-crisis regulatory reforms in Europe have adequately addressed these concerns. In June 2012, European policymakers released the broad outlines of a proposal for a "European banking union" to strengthen the banking sector and help assuage concerns of investors and depositors, however, uncertainty remains regarding how the new EU bank resolution regime, the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD), will work in practice. This paper addresses whether the BRRD has fulfilled the requirements of the FSB Key Attributes for Resolution Regimes, which many take to be the gold standard bank resolution framework. We find that the BRRD diverges from the FSB Key Attributes or allows variation at the Member State level in multiple areas. The majority of these variations point to slight inconsistencies with the FSB recommendations. That said, some variations may have a larger impact than others.
Keywords: FSB Key Attributes, BRRD, European Banks
JEL Classification: G20, G28, K23
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