On April 21, 2016, FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg discussed improvements in cross-border cooperation with respect to the resolution of systemically important financial institutions. He highlighted ongoing conversations among leading financial jurisdictions at an FDIC-hosted high-level meeting of the heads of the finance ministries, central banks and leading financial regulatory bodies in the United States and the UK. Gruenberg also discussed the close working relationship between the FDIC and the EU’s Single Resolution Board as well as the regular meetings of the joint working group maintained by the FDIC and EC focused on resolution and deposit insurance issues. In addition to meetings with other regulatory authorities, he cited the importance of the cross-border crisis management groups for each of the global systemically important financial institutions. Significantly, he noted that in his opinion, should a systemically important financial institution in the United States experience severe financial distress today, it would be able to be resolved in an orderly manner under either the Orderly Liquidation Authority under Dodd-Frank Act, or under traditional bankruptcy law. Gruenberg concluded by noting the value of having a single agency, the FDIC, be responsible for both deposit insurance and resolution authority in the United States.
Chairman Gruenberg’s speech is available at: https://www.fdic.gov/news/news/speeches/spapr2116.html.