CIBP Presidential Committee's members met in Brussels

Members of the Presidential Committee of CIBP has gathered in Brussels on Monday 7th April for one of their annual meetings. The Presidential Committee is made up of the President and five Vice Presidents of the Confederation and its mission is to establish the strategic orientations of CIBP. 

Among different topics, members analysed the financial report 2013 as approved by the CIBP Auditing Committee. After this analysis the report will be reiterated by the next General Assembly that will take place on 19 June 2014 in Rome.

The analysis of the financial situation led also to the adoption of reccomandations on membership fees matters to be submitted  to the next Executive Committee. 

Members of the Presidential Committee also had the opportunity to have an update on the status of play of the CIBP General Secretariat main activies of the moment. In particular they gave their guidelines on the organisation of the 2015 Congress and the partnership for the organisation of the International Summit of Co-operative of Quebec City. Intersting exchanges also took place on the implementation of the CIBP Communication campaign, the CIBP LINK training programme for executives, the Exeperts circles, etc. Members supported the decision of the Task Force Boosting Co-operation to organise common work among members on AML and Trade Finance.

Mr Mohamed Benchaaboun (BCP Morocco), Mr Hans Hofinger, (ÖGV Austria), Mr Alain Declercq, (CPH Banque, Belgium), Raymond Oliger (FNBP, France),  Mr Frank Westhoff, representing Mr. Wolfgang Kirsch (DZ BANK AG, Germany) and Mr Giovanni De Censi (ICBPI, Italy) participated in the meeting.

CIBP Experts Circle on Financial Strategy and Regulation: Public Hearing on liquidity coverage requirement and leverage ratio

Representative of the CIBP Experts Circle on Financial Strategy and Regulation has participated in a public hearing hosted by the European Commission on 10th March 2014 on the delegated acts on liquidity coverage requirement and leverage ratio under Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (the CRR).

The purpose of the hearing was to gather preliminary views from interested parties on a number of important issues underpinning the development of these delegated acts.After a short presentation of the leverage ratio and the liquidity coverage ratio, the Commission was seeking input from stakeholders on very specific issues.

During the hearing a number of Co-operative banks pointed out the need to find an appropriate treatment to the inflow/outflow rates for intragroup exposures in decentralized institutions in the LCR.

Stakeholders have until March 31st to provide written input to the Commission. Next meeting of the CIBP Experts Circle on Financial Strategy and Regulation will take place on 23 May 2014.

CIBP Working Group on "Boosting co-operation among members" met in Brussels

Members of the CIBP Working Group on "Boosting co-operation among members" gathered last week in Brussels to follow up on the main decisions taken by the CIBP Executive Committee. At this occasion, participants had an exchange on the possible way to implement co-operation projects among the Popular and Co-operative banks. Under the mandate of the Executive Committee, they also analysed the possible interests of members in certain domains of co-operation and took decisions on how develop bilateral and multilateral agreements. Among the different topics they underlined the need to work on a project to support the Trade Finance busness and the AML issues.

CIBP LINK Working Group and CIBP Human Resources Experts Circle meetings

The HR managers of the CIBP member organisations gathered in Brussels at the CIBP offices on 26th March for their periodic meetings of the CIBP Human Resources Experts Circle and CIBP Link Working Group.

During the first meeting, dedicated to the design, implementation and monitoring of the CIBP LINK International Training for Executives, participants anaylised the outcome of the Module III Innovation programme in Paris (February 5-9, 2014) organised by BPCE and better define the process for the presentation of the CIBP LINK Co-operation projects 7th cycle. Looking at the future, the  2014/15 edition of CIBP LINK programme  had been presented with its modules that will take place in Germany, Canada and Austria.

The second meeting was dedicated to member organisations main problem and topical issue. In Particular the participants had  focused on the issue about "how better recruit in the domestic markets".

Boosting co-operation among CIBP members

Next meeting of CIBP Working Group on boosting co-operation among members will take place in Brussels on February 26th, at the CIBP General Secretariat offices.
Under the mandate of the Executive Committee, participants will analyse the interests of members in certain domains of co-operations and take the decisions on how develop bilateral and multilateral agreements.