On April 18, 2016, New York Fed President William Dudley discussed the importance to the global economy of economic growth and prosperity in the United States and the European Union. He applauded progress that has been made to date towards strengthening global banking systems, including increased capital and liquidity standards for international banks. However, he noted that more needs to be done in order to solve the so-called “too big to fail” problem. Specifically, Dudley stated that impediments to an orderly cross-border resolution need to be fully identified and dismantled, and cross-border regulatory cooperation needs to be further enhanced, including through greater exchange of confidential supervisory information. Moreover, he noted the importance of establishing a level playing field across jurisdictions in respect of cross-border resolution, so that the regulatory focus would be on safety and soundness rather than “trying to protect, favor, or shield national champions.”
President Dudley’s speech is available at: https://www.newyorkfed.org/newsevents/speeches/2016/dud160418.