About the FSI

The Bank for International Settlements and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision jointly created the Financial Stability Institute (FSI) in 1999 to assist financial sector supervisors around the world in improving and strengthening their financial systems.


The FSI's objectives are to:

  • promote sound supervisory standards and practices globally, and to support full implementation of these standards in all countries.
  • provide supervisors with the latest information on market products, practices and techniques to help them adapt to rapid innovations in the financial sector.
  • help supervisors develop solutions to their multiple challenges by sharing experiences in seminars, discussion forums and conferences.
  • assist supervisors in employing the practices and tools that will allow them to meet everyday demands and tackle more ambitious goals.

Main activities

The FSI achieves its objectives through the following main activities:

  • Events for financial sector supervisors such as conferences, high level meetings, and seminars held in Switzerland and globally
  • FSI Connect, an online learning tool and information resource for financial sector supervisors
  • Publications such as FSI surveys, occasional papers and a quarterly newsletter