Risk Management


FSR advocates for the development of robust risk management practices that protect the financial and reputational strength of financial institutions, their customers, and the financial system. Risk management priorities cover insurance industry, systemic risk, prudential risk, and enterprise risk issues.

Policy discussions in this area are continually informed though input for executives that serve on the FSR Risk Management Policy Committee as well as the FSR Chief Risk Officers Council.

Current Risk Management Priorities:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Federal Government Involvement in Insurance Regulation
  • Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program
  • Capital Planning & Stress Testing Requirements
  • Resolution and Recovery Plan Requirements
  • The Designation Process of the Financial Stability Oversight Council
  • Patents and Intellectual Property
  • Capital Standards for Financial Entities (Bank & Non-Bank)
  • Bankruptcy Reform and “Too Big to Fail” Issues
  • Swaps & Derivatives

Letter Re: “Big Data” – Request for Information

March 31, 2014

The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) is pleased to respond to the government’s request for information concerning the collection, analysis and use of “big data” published in the Federal Register on March 4, 2014 by the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

FSR: Stress Tests Show Healthy, Secure Financial Industry

March 20, 2014

“We look forward to our continued work with policy leaders in Washington to ensure that the financial industry overall is able to continue robust lending to businesses and consumers, providing insurance and meeting the investment needs of nearly every American.”

Federal Reserve Nominees: “Too Big to Fail Must End”

March 18, 2014

This plan, known as the “single-point of entry” or “SPOE” strategy will require large financial institutions to build up bigger stores of specialized loss absorbing capital. It also requires these institutions to identify their core operating functions and make plans for allowing these functions to be supported while the rest of the company can be liquidated.

FSR to Congress: Quickly Approve Volcker Amendment

March 13, 2014

The Financial Services Roundtable urged House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) in a letter today to vote quickly on legislation that protects the banking industry’s ability to continue to hold CLO assets that play an important role in financing loans to American job creators.

FSR Advocates for Tailored Capital Standards for Insurers

March 11, 2014

Capital requirements for insurers outlined in Dodd-Frank should be tailored for the insurance business model, according to the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR). “Appropriate capital standards allow insurers to better serve their customers and invest in the long-term assets that facilitate economic growth and job creation,” said FSR CEO Tim Pawlenty.