Discussing how the banks will withstand the next crisis is undoubtedly asuitable topic in October 2018, which marks exactly ten years since the mostdifficult phase of the financial crisis.
I will try to describe some of the work that has been done by regulatory and supervisory authorities over the past ten years and what is left to do. In general, I can say that today's Swedish banking system is more resilient to crises.
A critical factor in the resilience of the banking system is whether individual banks have sustainable business models that can be profitable even if today's strong market conditions were to take a turn for the worse. From FI's perspective, however, I would like to highlight three important reasons for why the Swedish banking system is better equipped for crises today: higher capital requirements and stronger own funds in the banks, the implementation of regulation and supervision in the area of liquidity, and the creation of a resolution framework, i.e. how we manage crisis-stricken banks. Today I will primarily outline the role played by the capital requirements.