SIFMA Systemic Risk Information Study
The enormous financial and economic costs associated with financial crises have been underscored by the events of the last several years, as has the critical importance of effective supervision in addressing systemic risks and promoting financial stability both in the United States and globally. Policymakers, regulators, and legislators here and abroad have taken, or are considering, a wide range of actions and legislative steps to improve financial regulation and supervisory oversight, particularly with respect to firms whose size, complexity, or interconnectedness could have a significant impact on the financial system as a whole. It is clear that better qualitative and quantitative information regarding the identification and mitigation of systemic risk will be critical components of any comprehensive financial regulatory reform.
In anticipation of legislation establishing a systemic risk regulatory regime for large, interconnected financial institutions, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) undertook a study to identify the potential types of industry risk information and capabilities a systemic risk regulator would likely require from industry participants. SIFMA engaged Deloitte & Touche LLP to assist with the information gathering and analysis.
This study seeks to promote greater awareness and understanding of potential systemic risk information requirements. It focuses on the types of information a systemic risk regulator, irrespective of its structure, may require to monitor systemic risk, and how financial institutions and regulators currently capture, report, and analyze the information.
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