On February 27, 2016, the Financial Stability Board published its letter, dated February 22, 2016, to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in advance of the G20 meeting in Shanghai. The letter sets out the FSB’s priorities for 2016 which are: (i) to support the full and consistent implementation of the agreed regulatory reforms by reporting on progress and assessing whether reforms result in their intended outcomes; (ii) analyzing structural vulnerabilities in asset management activities, including developing policy responses on liquidity mismatch in funds, leverage within funds, operational risks in transferring investment mandates and securities lending activities of funds and asset managers; (iii) to publish a peer review on the implementation of the shadow banking framework; (iv) reducing misconduct risk, in particular, the role of incentives in preventing misconduct; (v) addressing the decline in correspondent banking (about which the FSB published a four-point plan in 2015); (vi) disclosure of climate-related financial risks; (vii) CCP resilience and recovery; (viii) assessing macro-prudential policy frameworks and tools; (ix) completing the regulatory capital framework for banks; (x) assessing implementation of resolution reforms including the total loss absorbing capacity (TLAC) framework published at the end of 2015; (xi) removing legal and regulatory barriers to reporting of derivatives trades; and (xii) assessing the implications of financial technology for financial stability.

The G20 published a Communiqué following the Shanghai meeting which refers to the FSB’s work and notes the progress made on implementing financial regulatory reforms. The FSB letter is available at: http://www.fsb.org/wp-content/uploads/FSB-Chair-letter-to-G20-Ministers-andGovernors-February-2016.pdf and the G20 Communiqué is available at: http://www.g20.utoronto.ca/2016/160227- finance-en.html