It seems that ‘liquidity risk’ is the prevalent term on everyone’s lips these days. Following a turbulent 2019, with several high-profile fund suspensions, it is perhaps no surprise that liquidity is a 2020 priority for most regulators. The fund suspensions compounded with the ESMA’s Liquidity Stress Tests (LST) Guideline coming into force 30 September 2020 and the recent launch of a common supervisory action (CSA) on UCITS liquidity risk management demonstrate why liquidity risk is on every fund manager’s priority list.
Firms must have appropriate systems, controls and governance to oversee and manage liquidity risk. With the New Year well and truly underway, regulators across the globe have started publishing their priorities for the year ahead. Unsurprisingly, liquidity risk appears to be high up on most of their agendas