Bank of England stress tests widely seen as credible

The Bank of England stress tests were seen as tough enough to be credible, but still drew criticism from some quarters.

Top five US clearers pass stress tests

The top five clearing houses in the US have passed their stress tests, according to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Henry Umney

Data quality underpins success in stress tests

When it comes to stress testing, spreadsheets have emerged as a potential source for proliferating bad data, prompting banks to search for other often more automated solutions. By Henry Umney, vice president of sales at governance specialist ClusterSeven

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Concerns remain as Europe’s banks pass their stress tests

The stress tests of Europe’s banks were deemed by many to have been a success demonstrating that the sector is now in better health than two years ago. However, concerns remain over the banks that were omitted from the exercise and whether the tests were stringent enough.

Editor's letter: Are you feeling stressed?

Stress tests have been dismissed by a prominent think tank as creating a dangerous false sense of security. In what may be a case of realising their limitations, they do nonetheless provide one very valuable service.

Sam Malone

Granger causality model detects rising US systemic risk

Shadow banks are causing growing concern among supervisors and a model based on Granger causality from Moody’s Analytics shows that in the US at least, non-bank financials may indeed be a growing source of systemic risk

US banks ace stress tests

Big US banks get green light to distribute cash to shareholders following stress tests.

Global stress testing advocated for clearers

Senior Bank of England official argues for global stress tests for clearing houses

Andrea Enria

Bankers lament EU’s “forgotten” stress test

Conduct risk is a new focus, but the adverse macro scenario seems unlikely to produce information that might be useful to management.

Chris Whalen

Negative rates reinvigorate US stress test process

The US 2016 stress test scenarios suggest a switch of focus from monitoring banks’ data management to more groundbreaking risk analysis.

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