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    01/25/2017
    The Financial Stability Board published a Report on regulatory approaches to re-hypothecation of client assets. The Report is in response to the recommendation that the possibility of harmonizing client asset rules with regard to re-hypothecation should be examined as per Policy Recommendation 8 of the FSB's Policy Framework for Addressing Shadow Banking Risks in Securities Lending and Repos. The FSB's conclusion is that there is no immediate rationale for harmonizing regulatory approaches to re-hypothecation of client assets. The FSB encourages its member jurisdictions to implement the recommendation in the Policy Framework (Recommendation 7) which provides that authorities should ensure that regulations governing re-hypothecation of client assets should encompass three principles relating to sufficient disclosure to clients, use of client assets that may be re-hypothecated and limitations on the ability to re-hypothecate client assets. 

    View the Report.

    View the FSB Policy Framework