The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) is not a regulator – it is set up to produce frameworks that individual jurisdictions then adopt – but even so, its directives have led the conversation about bank balance sheet regulation worldwide. In a recent speech, Mr Pablo Hernández de Cos, Chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and Governor of the Bank of Spain, looked at the guiding principles for this organization going forward. We ask in turn, what’s the relevance of the BCBS, not to mention the Financial Stability Board and IOSCO, as more market and regulatory fragmentation becomes the norm.
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