It seems that 'liquidity risk' is the prevalent term on everyone's lips these days. The recent market instabilities have highlighted the shortage of consistent guidance and supervision concerning the management of this risk classification, and now the industry is readying itself for a wave of increased regulation. All of the main bodies, including the UK Financial Services Authority, US Federal Reserve, the Council of Europe Development Bank and the Basel Committee, are putting forward their recommendations for addressing these shortfalls in liquidity governance. They have already identified major business areas that can greatly impact on the funding profile of a financial institution and that require close integration into any liquidity solution.
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