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Advanced Search About the Fed News & Events Monetary Policy Supervision & Regulation Payment Systems Economic Research Data Consumers & Communities Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, provides the nation with a safe, flexible, and stable monetary and financial system. Home > News & Events > Press Releases Joint Press Release April 16, 2012 CPSS and IOSCO issue final Report on Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures and seek comment on two consultative documents Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Commodity Futures Trading Commission Securities and Exchange Commission For immediate release Share The Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS) and the Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today published the final report on the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures. The report updates, harmonizes, and strengthens the risk management and related standards applicable to financial market infrastructures (FMIs), including systemically important payment systems, central securities depositories, securities settlement systems, central counterparties, and trade repositories. CPSS and IOSCO also released for comment the Disclosure Framework for Financial Market Infrastructures (Disclosure Framework) and the Assessment Methodology for the Principles for FMIs and the Responsibilities of Authorities (Assessment Methodology). The final report replaces the standards previously published by CPSS and CPSS-IOSCO in the Core Principles for Systemically Important Payment Systems, Recommendations for Securities Settlement Systems, and Recommendations for Central Counterparties. CPSS and IOSCO expect the principles in the final report to play an important role in the regulation of FMIs around the world. The report supports the initiatives of the Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (G-20) and the Financial Stability Board to strengthen core financial infrastructures and markets. CPSS and IOSCO released for comment the Disclosure Framework and the Assessment Methodology. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, as a member of CPSS, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission, as members of IOSCO, encourage interested persons to review and comment on the consultative documents. The deadline for submitting comments on both documents to CPSS and IOSCO is June 15, 2012. The Disclosure Framework outlines basic information that FMIs should disclose to increase transparency of their governance, risk management, and operations in order to inform participants, authorities, and the public and to facilitate comparisons across FMIs. Under Principle 23 of the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures, FMIs would be required to complete the Disclosure Framework and disclose their answers publicly on a regular basis. The Assessment Methodology provides guidance for assessing and monitoring observance of the principles. It is primarily intended for external assessors at the international level. It also provides a baseline for national authorities to assess FMIs under their oversight or supervision. The final report on the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures, the consultative document for the Disclosure Framework, and the consultative document for the Assessment Methodology are available at http://www.bis.org/publ/cpss101.htm and http://www.iosco.org/library/pubdocs/pdf/IOSCOPD377.pdf (PDF) . The CPSS-IOSCO press release on the publication of these documents is available at http://www.bis.org/press/p120416.htm and http://www.iosco.org/news/pdf/IOSCONEWS230.pdf (PDF) . Comments on the consultative documents should be sent via e-mail to email@example.com and to firstname.lastname@example.org . Media Contacts: Media Contacts: Federal Reserve Board CFTC SEC Last Update: April 16, 2012 202-452-2955 202-418-5080 202-551-4120 BOARD OF GOVERNORS of the FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM About the Fed News & Events Monetary Policy Supervision & Regulation Payment Systems Economic Research Data Consumers & Communities Financial Stability TOOLS AND INFORMATION STAY CONNECTED Contact Publications Freedom of Information (FOIA) Office of Inspector General Budget & Performance | Audit No FEAR Act Español Website Policies | Privacy Program Accessibility BOARD OF GOVERNORS of the FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 20th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20551