Basel Committee Meets to Discuss Market Developments and Risks, and Policy/Supervisory Initiatives

In March of this year 2023, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision met in Hong Kong and virtually to discuss current market developments, risks and vulnerabilities to the global banking system, and policy and supervisory initiatives including review of its Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision. Recent market developments have highlighted the need for “resilient global banking system underpinned by effective bank governance and risk management practices, robust regulatory standards, and strong supervision supported by proactive cross-border cooperation.” According to the Basel Committee, current risks include inflation, lower growth and geopolitical tensions; and in response the Committee plans to implement the Basel III framework “in a full and consistent manner”.

The Committee also examined the Pillar 3 disclosure framework for climate-related financial risks and how it will coincide with the International Sustainability Standards Board’s (ISSB) disclosure initiatives. The Committee further reviewed progress to its Core principles for effective banking supervision ("Basel Core Principles"), and approved a workplan related to its global bank prudential standard for cryptoassets and work programme, to mitigate risks to the global banking system.

 More information on the Basel's Committee's meetings to discuss market developments and risks is available here