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IIF Response to IAIS Draft Application Paper on Macroprudential Supervision

On March 8, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) issued a Draft Application Paper for public consultation on Macroprudential Supervision. Following a series of discussions with the Insurance Working Group (IWG), the IIF submitted its response to the IAIS on May 7.

IIF Sustainable Finance Summit Summary

This summary of the Institute of International Finance’s first-ever Sustainable Finance Summit in April offers new insights on what senior regulators, policymakers and financial sector leaders from around the world are saying about mobilizing capital for climate and sustainable development goals.

Green Weekly Insight: Greening Real Estate Markets

Deeper “green” real estate markets are needed to accelerate ESG integration in global financial markets; As the world’s largest asset class, real estate is responsible for nearly 40% of global carbon emissions; Amid growing populations and housing demand, sustainable design practices are crucial for keeping a lid on emissions; Sustainability-linked real estate securities markets are still small, despite significant climate hazards and potential damage.

Bleak Tourism Outlook for MENA Countries 

Our baseline projections do not envisage recovery in tourism to pre-pandemic levels before 2023. Faster recovery in tourism hinges on rapid advancements in vaccine distribution.

IIF Comments on FinCEN Beneficial Ownership Reporting Reform Consultation 

The IIF has submitted comments on an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network in the US on beneficial ownership information reporting reform.

Briefing Note: Digital Identity – the Commercial Imperative 

This briefing note highlights three major areas of potential commercial benefit for banks and insurers: modernizing relationships with consumers by maintaining the bank’s position of centrality as an identity provider; supporting SMEs in the eCommerce economy through protecting their use of customer data; and exploring new product and revenue opportunities. 

Global Macro Views: Revising our Turkish Lira Fair Value

We are revising our Turkish Lira fair value to $/TRY 9.50. This decision is driven by balance of payments fundamentals, … whereby the curre...

Macro Notes: ASEAN - Uneven Recovery from COVID-19 Shock

ASEAN countries will bounce back from the COVID-19 shock this year. However, the pace of the recovery varies due to uneven pandemic control. Supply chain disruptions subside, and ASEAN exports are rising sharply. Fiscal and monetary policy stances will likely remain supportive this year.

Briefing Note: Regulation of BigTech in Finance

This briefing note is drafted to summarize key developments and analyze some of the consequences for debates around data privacy, competition and cloud service providers.

Economic Views: Brazil’s Budget and Fiscal Risk

Brazil’s budget cuts back on emergency spending markedly, … making fiscal policy a significant drag on growth this year. Despite sign...



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