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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Addressing structural vulnerabilities from asset management activities

23 March 2017

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has issued final policy recommendations to address the perceived risk to financial stability arising from ‘structural vulnerabilities’ associated with asset management activities. The policy recommendations are deemed necessary because, despite the reforms that have been introduced since the financial crisis, residual risks remain and the size and expected growth in the asset management sector means that regulators may need further tools at their disposal. The policy recommendations are intended to provide a ‘general framework’ to assist national regulators develop such tools if necessary, through data collection, risk monitoring and ‘other appropriate policy actions’.

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