On March 11, 2015, the Bank of England published its annual report on the supervision of Financial Market Infrastructures which sets out the way in which the BoE has exercised its responsibilities in relation to recognized payment systems, CCPs and securities settlement systems over the past year. The report discusses the progress that has been achieved on issues including: (i) credit and liquidity risk; (ii) recovery and resolution; (iii) operational risk management; (iv) governance; and (v) disclosure. The report lists the forward-looking priorities that the bank intends to focus on in the next year, such as: (i) assessing the UK CCPs’ stress-testing practices; (ii) evaluating proposals on CCP recovery and resolution that may extend to other types of FMI; (iii) addressing the root causes of excess operational risk; and (iv) improving resilience against cyber-attacks.

The report is available at: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Documents/fmi/annualreport2015.pdf