On February 5, 2015, the Joint Forum (made up of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (“IOSCO”) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors) launched a consultation on developments in credit risk management across the banking, securities and insurance sectors. The consultation document includes an analysis of responses to a survey conducted in 2013 which included supervisors and firms on credit risk management and four recommendations to supervisors: (i) supervisors should be cautious against over-reliance on internal models for credit risk management and regulatory capital; (ii) supervisors should be aware of the growth of risk-taking behaviors, for example, in the syndicated leveraged loan market, and the need for firms to have appropriate risk management processes; (iii) supervisors should be aware of the growing need for high-quality liquid collateral for margin requirements in derivatives trading; and (iv) supervisors should consider whether firms are accurately capturing CCP exposures as part of their credit risk management. Comments on the paper are requested by March 4, 2015.

The Joint Forum consultation paper is available at: http://www.bis.org/bcbs/publ/joint37.pdf