The regulatory approval allows CapBridge to operate a private securities exchange, called '1exchange', where investors can buy and sell securities issued by private companies.
Strengthening trust in Australia's financial institutions requires better incentive systems, clearer lines of accountability and stronger penalties for misconduct, said RBA governor Philip Lowe.
New regulations will make it easier for financial institutions to lend to SMEs and adopt new technologies, while also reducing burdensome approval processes.
While a number of legal barriers on reporting and accessing of trade data have been removed, some still remain. China’s position on trade data access remains uncertain.
ISDA, FIA, GFMA and EMTA have jointly published a briefing advocating an extension of the Benchmark Regulation transition period for critical and non-critical benchmarks.
The securities market is particularly vulnerable to cyber threats due to the large number of participants and infrastructures and the complex interactions involved.
The FSB found progress in OTC reform implementation on among 24 member jurisdictions, with great strides on trade reporting and higher capital on non-centrally cleared derivatives.
A joint report from the FSB, BCBS, CPMI and IOSCO confirms earlier findings that some aspects of post-GFC reform may not incentivise central clearing of OTC derivatives.
The central bank also agreed to allow SMEs to restructure loans and extend the deadline for banks to comply with the capital conservation buffer by one year.
Progress to enhance the resolvability of SIFIs is advanced in the banking sector, but most jurisdictions do not yet have a comprehensive resolution regime for CCPs in place.