The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Committee) approved an updated workplan to evaluate its post crisis reforms to include lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Committee is currently consulting on a set of principles to enhance banks' operational resilience.
The Committee noted that the financial sector is on a more stable footing, thanks in part to the Basel III post-crisis reforms. The reforms helped to boost banks' capital and liquidity resources are greater than during the Great Financial Crisis of 2007-09, thus making them more resilient.
As part of this evaluation the Committee noted that it incorporate lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis. The Committee will conduct a range of empirical analyses to evaluate:
- the extent to which its post-crisis reforms have achieved their objectives;
- the interactions among the Basel III reforms and other post-crisis reforms; and
- whether there are gaps in the regulatory framework or significant unintended effects.
A copy of the press release can be viewed here.
This post originally appeared on World Council's Advocate Blog.