The New Financial Soundness Indicators (FSI)

November 24

Meraj Allahrakha, Financial Institutions Division, Statistics Department, IMF
Brian Kwok Chung Yee, Financial Institutions Division, Statistics Department, IMF

In the late 1990s, the IMF launched an ambitious data collection effort—the Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs)—to monitor the soundness of the system-wide financial sector, from a macroprudential vantage point.

The global financial crisis that started in 2007–2008 revealed the need to enhance this and other financial sector data collections and bridge necessary data gaps, including supplementing them with tail and macroeconomic measures, to strengthen macrofinancial surveillance. 

This webinar reviewed the main methodological changes brought about by 2019 FSI Guide for the compilation of FSIs for deposit-takers, other financial corporations and the real sector.  The webinar introduced new FSI reporting forms, as well as a new Concentration and Distribution Measures (CDM) template and discussed the migration of the historic data and metadata to the new reporting forms.  


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