DNB issued the banking and insurance newsletters for May 2019. The newsletters highlight that Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) published a “Call for Action” with six concrete recommendations on making the financial system more sustainable. The key recommendations are related to integrating climate-related risks into financial stability monitoring and micro-supervision, building awareness and encouraging technical assistance and knowledge-sharing, supporting the development of a taxonomy of economic activities, and achieving robust and internationally consistent climate and environment-related disclosures.
The the newsletters include:
- Update on the questions and answers (Q&A) on “DNB Assessment framework for Information security for DNB research” and made it more accessible to administrators and policymakers.
- Update on the recent relevant publications by ECB, EBA, EC, and other international forums.
- Good practices for intra-group agreements and positions of insurers.
- Update on a study, among ten medium-size insurers, into the management of operational and IT risks. The study shows that insurers can implement the application of EIOPA's guidelines on risk management more emphatically in that regard.
- Update on the calendar for banks.
Keywords: Europe, Netherlands, Banking, Insurance, Newsletter, QIS Calender, Q&A, Climate-Related Financial Risk, Sustainable Finance, DNB
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PRA, via the consultation paper CP12/20, proposed changes to its rules, supervisory statements, and statements of policy to implement certain elements of the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD5).
EIOPA published the financial stability report that provides detailed quantitative and qualitative assessment of the key risks identified for the insurance and occupational pensions sectors in the European Economic Area.
EBA published its risk dashboard for the first quarter of 2020 together with the results of the risk assessment questionnaire.
EBA announced that the next stress testing exercise is expected to be launched at the end of January 2021 and its results are to be published at the end of July 2021.
PRA published the consultation paper CP11/20 that sets out its expectations and guidance related to auditors’ work on the matching adjustment under Solvency II.
MAS published a statement guidance on dividend distribution by banks.
APRA updated its capital management guidance for banks, particularly easing restrictions around paying dividends as institutions continue to manage the disruption caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
FSB published a report that reviews the progress on data collection for macro-prudential analysis and the availability and use of macro-prudential tools in Germany.
EBA issued a statement reminding financial institutions that the transition period between EU and UK will expire on December 31, 2020; this will end the possibility for the UK-based financial institutions to offer financial services to EU customers on a cross-border basis via passporting.
SRB published guidance on operational continuity in resolution and financial market infrastructure (FMI) contingency plans.