ESRB EU financial system

At its meeting on 22 September 2022, the General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) issued a warning on vulnerabilities in the financial system of the European Union (EU). The General Board concluded that risks to financial stability in the EU and the probability of tail-risk scenarios materialising have increased. TheContinue…

risks in the Eu financial system

The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA – ESAs) issued their Autumn 2022 joint risk report. The report highlights that the deteriorating economic outlook, high inflation and rising energy prices have increased vulnerabilities across the financial sectors. The ESAs advise national supervisors, financial institutions and market participants toContinue…

climate transition risks

Willis Towers Watson and Qontigo last year introduced the STOXX Willis Towers Watson Climate Transition Indices (CTI) to meet growing demand for transparent and systematic climate-oriented investment solutions. The indices employ a in house Climate Transition Value at Risk (CTVaR) methodology that quantifies the anticipated impact on equity valuations from the transition toContinue…

ESA Joint Risk Assessment Report 2022

The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA – ESAs) issued their first joint risk assessment report for 2022. The report highlights the increasing vulnerabilities across the financial sector as well as the rise of environmental and cyber risks.   Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its economic consequences haveContinue…

continued omission of climate risks in financial reporting

34 members of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) collectively representing over $7.1 trillion in assets have signed letters to 17 of Europe’s largest companies asking why expectations over climate related accounting disclosures have failed to be met. omission of climate risks in financial reporting Sent ahead ofContinue…

ECB climate Risk Stress Tests

In 2022, the European Central Bank (ECB) will conducte a stress test on climate-related risks, considered as a learning exercise for banks and supervisors alike. It aims to identify vulnerabilities, industry best practices and the challenges faced by banks. The exercise will also help enhance data availability and quality, andContinue…

EU banking system

EBA risk assessment shows improvements in EU banks solvency, profitability and liquidity, but asset price corrections remain a key threat The European Banking Authority (EBA) published its annual risk assessment of the European banking system. The report is accompanied by the publication of the 2021 EU-wide transparency exercise, which providesContinue…

climate stress testing

Climate change could impose systemic risks upon the financial sector, either via disruptions in economic activity resulting from the physical impacts of climate change or changes in policies as the economy transitions to a less carbon-intensive environment. The Researchers at the New York Federal Reserve Bank have developed a climateContinue…

The Banque de France has just published its latest report exploring Biodiversity-Related Financial Risks in France – BRFR Latest Banque de France’s report – Exploring Biodiversity-Related Financial Risks in France – contributes to an emerging literature aimed at uncovering the linkages between biodiversity loss and financial instability, by exploring biodiversity-relatedContinue…