FSB published the sixth progress report on the implementation of its principles and standards for sound compensation practices in financial institutions. The report assesses how compensation practices have evolved since 2009. The progress report finds that FSB jurisdictions implemented the principles and standards for sound compensation for all banks that are considered significant for the purpose of the principles and standards. While most banks have put in place practices and procedures that reduce the potential for inappropriate risk-taking, their effectiveness is still being tested. FSB also published a document that provides links to information on the FSB member jurisdictions’ national regulation and supervisory guidance on compensation.
The report finds that, at most banks, further work is required to validate that practices and procedures operate effectively and cover all compensation-related risks. International supervisory dialog facilitated increased attention to compensation design and implementation, contributing to better practices. Authorities remain focused on compensation practices, with many of them incorporating assessment of compensation practices as part of the ongoing supervisory review processes. The report highlights that for significant banks a number of changes have taken place. Boards appear more active and engaged and compensation processes are now conducted with greater oversight. Compensation arrangements now have longer time horizons, include mechanisms that better align them with effective risk management practices and include a wider range of financial and non-financial risk assessment criteria. Moreover, in recent years, there has been an increased focus on compensation as a tool to address conduct risk, along with a greater emphasis on how results are achieved.
The report assesses several jurisdictions, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States. The FSB principles and implementation standards are intended to apply to financial institutions that are significant for the purposes of compensation standards including banks, insurers, and asset managers. In most jurisdictions, the identified institutions are mainly in the banking sector. Fewer jurisdictions have implemented the requirements for the insurance and asset management sectors. The challenge now is to develop frameworks for assessing the effectiveness of compensation policies and practices in balancing risk and reward. As supervisors continue to monitor compensation practices, they will need to ensure that compensation remains aligned with prudent risk-taking and fully reflects the evolving risks and the new areas of vulnerabilities as they emerge.
- Press Release
- Progress Report (PDF)
- National Regulation (PDF)
- Principles for Compensation Practices (PDF)
- Implementation Standards for FSB Principles (PDF)
Keywords: International, Banking, Insurance, Securities, Compensation Practices, Progress Report, Operational Risk, Conduct Risk, FSB
Previous ArticleEIOPA Forms Consultative Expert Group on Digital Ethics in Insurance
The European Commission (EC) published the Delegated Regulation 2021/1527 with regard to the regulatory technical standards for the contractual recognition of write down and conversion powers.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) published a new set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to provide guidance to authorized deposit-taking institutions on the interpretation of APS 120, the prudential standard on securitization.
The Single Resolution Board (SRB) published a Communication on the application of regulatory technical standard provisions on prior permission for reducing eligible liabilities instruments as of January 01, 2022.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) published a new set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to clarify the regulatory capital treatment of investments in the overseas deposit-taking and insurance subsidiaries.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published the final report on the guidelines specifying the criteria to assess the exceptional cases when institutions exceed the large exposure limits and the time and measures needed for institutions to return to compliance.
The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) issued the policy statement PS20/21, which contains final rules for the application of existing consolidated prudential requirements to financial holding companies and mixed financial holding companies.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) revised the guidelines on stress tests to be conducted by the national deposit guarantee schemes under the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive (DGSD).
The European Commission (EC) announced that Nordea Bank has signed a guarantee agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group to support the sustainable transformation of businesses in the Nordics.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) issued a circular, for all authorized institutions, to confirm its support of an information note that sets out various options available in the loan market for replacing USD LIBOR with the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR).
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a new "Problem Bank Supervision" booklet of the Comptroller's Handbook. The booklet covers information on timely identification and rehabilitation of problem banks and their advanced supervision, enforcement, and resolution when conditions warrant.