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  • Service: Advisory
  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 1/18/2012

Evolving Banking Regulation  

The journey to re-shape the banking sector continues, in a time fraught with uncertainty. The ever-expanding set of regulatory and related reform initiatives at global, regional and national levels, in combination with the European sovereign debt crisis in danger of creating instability and dragging down economic growth, pose substantial challenges for banks.

 

In Evolving Banking Regulation – A long journey ahead KPMG’s Global Financial Services Regulatory Centers of Excellence, along with KPMG firms’ professionals, explore some of the key challenges and areas of focus for banks facing the implementation of the ‘first wave’ of regulatory reforms and a new, ‘second wave’ of reforms.

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Capital and funding strategies

 

How well are banks coping with regulators’ calls for increased capital and liquidity levels?

 

 

Reducing systemic risk within the global banking sector

 

How are banks and regulators working together to minimalize fall out from any future failure of ‘significantly’ sized banks?

 

 

Recovery and resolution planning

 

Authorities will be able to recover and resolve failed banks faster. But progress comes at a price for all banks

 

 

Changes to supervision and reporting

 

Against a backdrop of an increased reporting burden, banks will have to work closely with the new regulatory structures and bodies.

 

 

Governance and remuneration

 

Bonuses still make up the majority of senior bankers’ pay, while a global standard for governance seems a long way off.

 

 

Customer protection and investor conduct

 

Banks will bear the cost of regulators’ drive to help consumers make better investment decisions. But these changes may also bring banks some unique opportunities.

 

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