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  • Financial Stability Board Consults on Guidance on CCP Resolution and Resolution Planning
    The Financial Stability Board published proposed Guidance on central counterparty resolution and resolution planning. The aim of the proposed Guidance is to assist national authorities and FSB member jurisdictions in implementing effective resolution regimes, credit resolution strategies and plans for CCPs that are consistent with the FSB Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions and the financial market infrastructure guidance annexed to the Key Attributes. The FSB published a Discussion Note on August 16, 2016 which sought feedback on aspects of CCP resolution that are key to the design of effective resolution strategies. The FSB's proposed Guidance is based on responses to that Discussion Note as well as further consultations with FSB member authorities. The FSB is seeking feedback on, amongst other things, the powers that resolution authorities should have to maintain the continuity of critical CCP functions, return the CCP to a matched book and address default and non-default losses, the treatment of equity of existing CCP owners in a CCP resolution and cross-border enforcement of resolution actions. Among others, it is proposed that resolution authorities should have power to write down initial margin as well as variation margin.  The assessment for the "no creditor worse off" test is proposed to be based upon what would happen following exercise of all CCP post-default powers. Responses to the consultation are requested by March 13, 2017.

    View the consultation paper

    View the FSB's summary of responses to the discussion paper

    View the discussion paper.