International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Financial soundness indicators for Luxembourg's financial system, which plays a key role in the intermediation of financial capital, have remained relatively robust in recent years. Rising asset prices and inflows have seen the investment fund industry enjoy strong growth in assets under management, while exposure to liquid assets has remained steady. The banking sector, where a relatively large share of liquidity and revenues derive from private banking and fund management activities, has maintained high levels of profitability, capital, liquidity, and asset quality. The insurance industry, which is relatively less exposed to guaranteed products than regional peers, has adjusted to the new regulatory regime, maintaining high profitability and capitalization levels. Complementing reforms at the European level, the national authorities have pursued a domestic reform agenda in recent years, including the adoption of key recommendations from the 2011 FSAP and a strengthening of the Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism regime.