On March 31, 2016, the Financial Stability Board announced that it would publish proposed policy recommendations to address structural vulnerabilities in asset management activities. The recommendations will aim to address several risks that such activities present: funds’ liquidity mismatch, leverage within funds, operational risk and challenges in transferring investment mandates in a stressed situation and securities lending activities of asset managers and funds. The FSB intends to finalize the recommendations by the end of 2016. The announcement was included in a press release which summarizes the outcomes of the FSB’s recent meeting in Tokyo. The FSB will also be focusing on CCP resolution this year and intends to publish guidance on CCP resolution by September and consult on standards or guidance on issues relating to CCP resolution before the end of the year.

The FSB announcement is available at: http://www.fsb.org/wp-content/uploads/Tokyo-plenary-press-release.pdf