Drawing on the OMFIF commonwealth of experts, opinion-formers and lead actors, our Corona Consequences series presents a debate that aims to be intriguing, stimulating, provocative and partial. We span politics, economics, technology, environment issues and psychology. Scanning the international scene through the OMFIF central banking and public policy lens, writers encompass a wide spectrum of geography and opinion.

Asset owners can’t afford to sidestep sustainability

Asset owners can’t afford to sidestep sustainability

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Active ownership by public investors needed to drive transition
Macroeconomic impacts of climate change could constrain growth

Macroeconomic impacts of climate change could constrain growth

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Implications for policy-makers, risk professionals and investors
Basel Committee at 50: From crisis to confidence

Basel Committee at 50: From crisis to confidence

The crucial role of implementing Basel standards
De Nederlandsche Bank’s Knot warns on central banks’ capital

De Nederlandsche Bank’s Knot warns on central banks’ capital

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Losses at euro area central banks likely to persist longer than forecast
Nagel warms to interest rate cuts, stresses differences with US

Nagel warms to interest rate cuts, stresses differences with US

Bundesbank president underlines strategic importance of digital payments
Deeper integration needed for Europe to compete in fragmented world

Deeper integration needed for Europe to compete in fragmented world

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Global crises present opportunity for enlargement and reform
Policy changes alone will not fast-track women to senior positions

Policy changes alone will not fast-track women to senior positions

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Focus on the pipeline and culture, say financial sector experts
Iceland shows off green credentials with debut deal

Iceland shows off green credentials with debut deal

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Long-awaited trade ‘a candidate for transaction of the year’
Engaging consumers in green investments finds ‘fast followers’ not ‘first movers’

Engaging consumers in green investments finds ‘fast followers’ not ‘first movers’

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Banks may view science-backed policy targets and current policy setting as either abstract or largely about reporting
Euro area credit ratings under pressure from fiscal challenges

Euro area credit ratings under pressure from fiscal challenges

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Reform-minded governments must make adjustments
Tensions mounting in foreign exchange markets as dollar surges

Tensions mounting in foreign exchange markets as dollar surges

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The previously expected narrative for 2024 is crumbling
Range of risks leading even the most conservative asset owners to rethink

Range of risks leading even the most conservative asset owners to rethink

Macro uncertainty prompting more active management among public investors
Getting AI policy in the financial sector right

Getting AI policy in the financial sector right

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Regulators discuss path forward for AI in finance at 2024 OMFIF seminar
Bank capital: how much is enough?

Bank capital: how much is enough?

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Tweaks to Basel III provoke warnings from US bankers
Expect underwhelming spring meetings in Washington

Expect underwhelming spring meetings in Washington

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Mixed and tepid global growth outlook amid irksome tectonic forces

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