EBA Executive Director Addresses BPFI Banking Supervisory Conference

Banking and Payments Federation Ireland hosted its latest conference "The Evolving Supervisory Architecture" which Mazars were delighted to sponsor.

Pictured L to R: Martin Merlin, Director of Financial Markets, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission, Mark Kennedy, Managing Partner, Mazars, Amy Walsh, Head of Risk & Regulation, BPFI and Adam Farkas, Executive Director, EBA

As the pace of change to the banking supervisory and regulatory framework continues unabated, today’s conference provided an overview of the evolving regulatory landscape and its impact on banking business models and capital markets as well as the effect on the real economy.

Among the speakers addressing the conference was EBA Executive Director, Adam Farkas who discussed the framework for loss absorbing rules and the implementation of the so-called total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC), the global framework, and the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL), the European framework.

Other contributors at today’s event included Chiara Del Prete, Partner, Financial Services, Mazars Italy who gave some practical implications for financial institutions in dealing with the evolving supervisory architecture. Martin Merlin, Director of Financial Markets, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission who addressed the overall regulatory environment and its future structure, Robert Talbot, Head of Capital Models, AIB & Chair EBF Risk Assessment Task Force who examined the credit risk capital implications and Vejen Stoilov, Director, Operational Risk, Barclays who presented on potential operational risk capital developments.

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