Shadow banking crackdown raises transparency concerns for insurers

National regulators to bring existing rules in line with prescriptive FSB policy recommendations on securities lending


Proposals to increase transparency of shadow banking activities could require insurers to disclose commercially sensitive information on securities lending, experts are warning.

National regulators are currently examining proposals from the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to control shadow banking activities and are expected to bring existing rules in line with the FSB's recommendations.

Insurers use the securities lending markets to earn additional income on their asset portfolios.

The FSB is

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