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Financial market stability

We have strengthened macroprudential (system-wide) supervision and its links with the supervision of individual institutions.

Financial market stability Financial Stability Committee

The Financial Stability Committee is the central body for macroprudential supervision in Germany. Visit to find out more about the Committee’s tasks and activities.

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What does macroprudential supervision mean?

Threats to financial stability can only be identified by looking at the financial system as a whole. This is the function of macroprudential supervision. By contrast, the supervision of individual banks is microprudential (banking supervision).

The authorities responsible for macroprudential supervision monitor the financial system at the national and supranational levels to identify systemic risks and analyse whether they pose a potential threat to financial stability.

Find out more about the key elements and instruments of macroprudential supervision on the Financial Stability Committee website.

In­ter­na­tion­al bod­ies

In addition to the Financial Stability Committee at the national level, there are two central international bodies that monitor financial stability from different perspectives:

  • The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has a global focus.
  • The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) focuses on financial stability within the EU.

Further information on the two international bodies and on macroprudential supervision in other countries can be found on the Financial Stability Committee website.