European Systemic Risk Board

The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) was established on 16 December 2010 in response to the ongoing financial crisis. It is tasked with the macro-prudential oversight of the financial system within the European Union in order to contribute to the prevention or mitigation of systemic risks to financial stability in the EU. It shall contribute to the smooth functioning of the internal market and thereby ensure a sustainable contribution of the financial sector to economic growth.

The ESRB is an independent body of the EU and it is part of the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS), the purpose of which is to ensure the supervision of the EU's financial system. The ESRB is hosted and supported by the European Central Bank. It includes representatives from the ECB, national central banks and supervisory authorities of EU member states, and the European Commission.[1]

European Systemic Risk Board
Agency overview
FormedDecember 16, 2010
JurisdictionEuropean Union
HeadquartersSeat of the European Central Bank, Sonnemannstrasse 20, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Agency executive
Parent agencyEuropean Central Bank
Key documents


The operation of the board has been entrusted to the European Central Bank and the first Chair of the ESRB was Jean-Claude Trichet. Currently the ESRB is chaired by Mario Draghi, the new ECB president. In order to take advantage of existing and compatible structures, and to minimise any delay to the commencement of its operations, the ECB provides analytical, statistical, administrative and logistical support to the ESRB, and technical advice is also drawn from national central banks, supervisors and an independent scientific committee.

See also


  1. ^ "Glossary: European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB)". Deutsche Bundesbank. Retrieved 11 February 2016.

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