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Shadow banking is the system of credit intermediation that involves entities and activities that are outside the regular banking system, and thus are not regulated like banks. Shadow banking entities operate outside the regular banking system, and yet engage in the following bank-like activities: accepting funding with deposit-like characteristics; performing maturity and/or liquidity transformation; undergoing credit risk transfer; and using direct or indirect financial leverage.

Shadow banking activities are those that could act as important sources of funding for non-bank entities. These activities include securitisation, securities lending and repurchase transactions ("repo"). 

Shadow banking entities include i.a.: Special purpose entities which perform liquidity and/or maturity transformation, e.g. ABCP, SIV, SPV; Money Market Funds (MMFs) and other types of investment funds or products with deposit-like characteristics; and investment funds that provide credit or are leveraged, including Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). 

For further information, see Green Paper FAQs, 19.3.12

Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: Shadow Banking – Addressing New Sources of Risk in the Financial Sector 

Regulation on transparency of securities financing transactions






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Shadow Banking - 20203 articles out of 3.

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2015 Shadow Banking
2015-11-16 Council adopts transparency rules on securities financing transactions
2015-11-12 FSB publishes reports on transforming shadow banking into resilient market-based finance
2015-09-28 Reuters: Central bankers warn against extending bank regulations to shadow banks
2015-07-03 ECB / Constâncio: Strengthening macroprudential policy in Europe
2015-07-02 FSB invites feedback on Peer Review on implementation of the FSB policy framework for shadow banking entities
2015-06-29 Securities financing transactions: Council confirms agreement with EP on transparency rules
2015-06-19 ALFI responds to draft EBA guidelines on limits on exposures to shadow banking entities
2015-06-19 EBF: EBA consultation paper on Limits on exposures to shadow banking entities
2015-06-17 EC welcomes agreement on improving transparency of certain financial transactions in the shadow banking sector
2015-06-17 Reuters: EU reaches deal to shine a light on "shadow" banking
2015-06-16 IPE: Under-regulated pension funds could distort lending market
2015-05-18 Reuters: EU watchdog challenged over 'shadow-bank' curbs on lenders
2015-04-27 CFA Institute study calls for standardisation, simplification and transparency within the shadow banking sector
2015-03-20 EBA consults on exposures to shadow banking
2015-01-30 Reuters: Fed to propose margin rule aimed at shadow banking

Prior Years Reports


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