Today, we are presenting
to you the Macroprudential Policy Strategy of the
National Bank of Ukraine. Despite the lengthy name, the document is simple
at its core: it outlines a strategy to ensure the stability of the financial
stability is one of the two key functions of the NBU, together with maintaining
price stability, under the Law On the National Bank of Ukraine. We work
hard to perform these functions.
That includes efforts to
improve the effectiveness of banking supervision and introduce new instruments,
like the short-term LCR or the annual assessment of banks’ resilience.
Next in line is a
full-fledged development of a system of macroprudential
regulation of Ukraine’s financial market in compliance with global standards.
The groundwork for the prospective system is laid by guidelines prepared by the
European Financial Stability Board (EFSB). The document we have published today
explains how macroprudential regulation will work in
is the use of macroprudential policy important for
the past 20 years, our country has been hit by three deep financial crises. The
last of them resulted from military aggression and the economic recession of
2014–2016 and stands to have a long-lasting effect on Ukraine’s economic
depth and frequency of Ukraine’s systemic crises can be attributed, among other
things, to the lack of effective banking regulation at the micro level and the
absence of a system to maintain financial stability, including measures to
prevent the emergence and accumulation of systemic risks. In other words, in
the past, the banking sector was unprepared for crises.
Since then, the NBU has done a massive amount of work to keep any
potential crisis from catching the banking sector off guard. The transition to effective risk-based banking supervision is underway.
At the macro level, i.e. on the scale of the financial system as a whole, the
implementation of macroprudential policy measures has
already been launched.
The NBU’s implementation of macroprudential
policy will not only make the financial system more sustainable but also
reinforce trust towards banks and facilitate a further macroeconomic
stabilization. In the long run, it will ensure sustainable economic growth, more resilient to negative shocks and crises.
To conclude, let me
reiterate that ensuring financial stability is a task that goes beyond the
scope of banking regulation. After all, the financial system is made up of
banks as well as other financial institutions.
In the absence of
similar requirements for other financial institutions, effective regulation of
the banking sector creates room for regulatory arbitrage. This erodes the
effect of regulation on banks. Thus, the impact of macroprudential
policy will be maximized if there is a comprehensive policy in place that
enables the top-to-bottom regulation of all segments of the financial market.
We will continue to
apply increasingly more efforts to make sure the financial system is stable. In
accomplishing this task, the NBU will be guided by the Macroprudential
Policy Strategy, which has been made public today.
Thank you for your time!