On 14 August 2020, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a common template for gathering information about continuity of access to financial market infrastructures (FMIs) for firms in resolution. The template takes the form of a questionnaire that all FMIs are encouraged to complete.

The questionnaire covers: general information on the FMI and its legal structure; the rulebook/contractual provisions regarding termination; the phase prior to resolution, during signs of distress at the FMI participant; the resolution phase; and arrangements and operational processes to facilitate continued access in resolution.

The FSB will hold a webinar for stakeholders on 23 September 2020 to explain the questionnaire and answer questions. The experience with the use of the questionnaire will be reviewed after one year, in consultation with FMIs, FMI participants and FMI oversight authorities.