BoE announces markets Open Forum: BoE has issued a paper announcing its intent to hold an Open Forum in the autumn on the topic of "Building Real Markets for the Good of the People". The paper, and Open Forum will explore questions on why markets matter to both the UK and the wider global economy, the resilience, fairness and effectiveness of markets and how to strengthen accountability. The paper lists a selection of specific questions that potential participants might consider. BoE seeks to bring together all stakeholders in Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) markets. BoE will make further announcement on the Open Forum – including venue, date and agenda – at a later date. (Source: Building Real Markets for the Good of the People)

BoE publishes annual report: BoE has published its 2015 annual report. The report provides an introduction to key BoE personnel and its operational structure. The review of 2014/15 includes:

  • regulatory policy, including BoE's "One Bank" supervisory approach ensuring improved collaboration between PRA and other areas of BoE, supervision of Financial Market Infrastructure and resolution;
  • international matters, including the volume and destination of UK exports and developments across the EU;
  • banking and markets, including monetary policy, liquidity insurance, the Sterling Monetary Framework, funding for lending, banking, the real-time gross settlement system, BoE's commitment to transparency, FX investigations, and market intelligence; and
  • BoE's contribution to cyber security and resilience.

It also contains reports by the audit and risk committee, the remuneration committee and the oversight committee. (Source: BoE's 2015 Annual Report)