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IIF Response on BCBS Crypto Assets Discussion Paper 

The IIF is pleased to submit our comment letter on the BCBS discussion paper on designing a prudential treatment for crypto-assets. 

IIF Letter on EU AML/CFT Roadmap

The IIF responded to the European Commission’s recent consultation on a roadmap for changes to the Union’s AML/CFT framework. 

Weekly Insight: COVID-19 Infects Corporate Debt Markets

COVID-19 fears prompt sharp downgrades to corporate earnings estimates; growing risk of fallen angels and fire sales; Signs of stress in corporate funding markets, rising liquidity risk for oil and gas, utilities and across high-yield markets; Biggest vulnerabilities: small and medium sized firms, BBB-rated corporates and EM firms with heavy reliance on FX debt

AATG Episode 5 : Tjeerd Krumpelman, Head of Reporting & Stakeholder Engagement at ABN Amro

ABN Amro’s Head of Reporting and Stakeholder Engagement, Tjeerd Krumpelman, joins the latest episode of our “All about the Green” podcast. Speaking with the IIF’s Chief of Staff, Greer Meisels, the conversation explores some of ABN Amro’s innovative work in the impact measurement and reporting space including the bank’s journey towards integrated reporting.

GMV: The COVID-19 Sudden Stop

We last week revised down growth forecasts for this year, ... with global growth potentially approaching 1 percent in 2020. We have written a lot ...

China Spotlight: Hong Kong -- Resilient Into The COVID-19 Storm 

Hong Kong’s economy took a hit last year due to social unrest and trade tensions. Falling consumption, investment and foreign trade dragged its economy into recession. However, Hong Kong’s financial industry has proven resilient. The COVID-19 shock raises growth and other risks going forward. 

IIF Joint Associations CP response - BCBS Final Revisions to CVA

The IIF submitted a Joint Associations response to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Consultation Paper on the topic of Targeted Final Revisions to CVA Risk on February 25. 

Macro Notes: COVID-19 - Uneven Policy Space Among EM

A coordinated policy response to COVID-19 would be the first best but is not imminent. Some key emerging markets have sufficient fiscal policy space and should react quickly. The Fed’s cut gives EMs monetary flexibility, including Mexico, Russia, and South Africa.

CEEMEA Views: Turkey - Growth Concerns Shape Policies

Authorities aim at boosting capital spending through the credit channel. Turkey’s external vulnerabilities have been somewhat reduced in 2019. Credit growth buffered the economy from weaker growth last year. Global recession risks pose significant challenges for growth in 2020. 

Economic Views: EM External Financing Needs

We forecast falling current account deficits in many EMs, … but do not expect external amortization to drop much. Total funding needs will ...



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