November 2019: The Financial Stability Board (FSB) – 2019 list of global systemically important banks (G-SIBs)

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) today published the 2019 list of global systemically important banks (G-SIBs) using end-2018 data and an assessment methodology designed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS).

One bank (Toronto Dominion) has been added to the list of G-SIBs that were identified in 2018, and therefore the overall number of G-SIBs increases from 29 to 30.

FSB member authorities apply the following requirements to G-SIBs:

  • Higher capital buffer: The G-SIBs are allocated to buckets corresponding to higher capital buffers that national authorities require banks to hold in accordance with international standards. Compared with the 2018 list of G-SIBs, one bank have moved to a lower bucket: Deutsche Bank has moved from bucket 3 to bucket 2.
  • Total Loss-Absorbing Capacity (TLAC): G-SIBs are required to meet the TLAC standard, alongside the regulatory capital requirements set out in the Basel III framework. The TLAC standard began being phased in from 1 January 2019 for G-SIBs identified in the 2015 list (provided that they continued to be designated as G-SIBs thereafter).
  • Resolvability: These include group-wide resolution planning and regular resolvability assessments. The resolvability of each G-SIB is also reviewed in a high-level FSB Resolvability Assessment Process (RAP) by senior regulators within the firms’ Crisis Management Groups.
  • Higher supervisory expectations: These include heightened supervisory expectations for risk management functions, risk data aggregation capabilities, risk governance and internal controls.

BCBS today published updated denominators used to calculate banks’ scores and the values of the underlying twelve indicators for each bank in the assessment sample. The BCBS also published the thresholds used to allocate the G-SIBs to buckets, as well as updated links to public disclosures of all banks in the sample.

A new list of G-SIBs will next be published in November 2020.

Link: The 2019 list of global systemically important banks (G-SIBs)