About the FSI

The Financial Stability Institute (FSI) was jointly created in 1998 by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) to assist supervisors around the world in improving and strengthening their financial systems.

Objectives of the FSI

The FSI's objectives are to:

  • promote sound supervisory standards and practices globally and support full implementation of these standards in all countries
  • keep supervisors updated with the latest information on market products, practices and techniques
  • provide a venue for policy discussion and sharing of supervisory practices and experiences
  • promote cross-sectoral and cross-border supervisory contacts and cooperation

The FSI's main activities and products

The FSI achieves its objectives primarily through the following activities and products:

  • FSI Insights on policy implementation, a series of papers on practical regulatory and supervisory approaches across jurisdictions. The FSI fellowship programme supports this work.
  • Outreach events, which include high-level and policy implementation meetings, conferences, seminars and webinars
  • FSI Connect, the BIS's web-based learning tool and information resource for financial sector supervisors
    • Executive Summaries of international regulatory standards and frameworks, which are part of the FSI Connect library and are available publicly through the BIS website
  • Other publications, including Basel implementation surveys and occasional papers