Stress Tests

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OCC Releases Dodd-Frank Stress Test Scenarios for 2016

On January 28, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released economic and financial market scenarios that will be used in the upcoming stress tests for covered institutions with more than $10 billion in assets....more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February 2016 #4

ESRB approves expansion of macroprudential policy framework - ESRB has published two recommendations relating to expanding the European macroprudential policy framework. The first concerns the counter-cyclical buffer...more

Financial Services Weekly News - February 2015

Regulatory Developments - FDIC Provides Framework for Cybersecurity in Recent Supervisory Insights - The FDIC featured an article titled “A Framework for Cybersecurity” in the Winter 2015 issue of Supervisory...more

Interagency CRE Guidance Update

In the ancient world kings and emperors regularly sought advice from the Oracle at Delphi when making important decisions. The Oracle would respond to questions, sometimes in poetry, other times in prose, in a manner that...more

Federal Reserve Releases CCAR Scenarios; Banking Agencies Release Annual Company-Run Stress Test Scenarios

On January 28, 2016, the Federal Reserve released its supervisory scenarios for the 2016 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) and for the Dodd-Frank Act stress tests. In 2016, CCAR includes 33 firms with $50...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 1.29.16

AIG may have shrugged off Carl Icahn for now, but Xerox has succumbed to his calls for breaking up and is expected to announce sometime today [update: it did] that it will separate its legacy hardware side from its services...more

Fed Finalizes Capital Planning, Stress Test Requirements for 2017

Why it matters - Capital planning and stress tests for bank holding companies and other institutions with assets over $10 billion have been finalized by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. For bank holding companies...more

EBA consults on stress testing guidelines

EBA is consulting on its draft guidelines on stress testing. They are addressed to both institutions and competent authorities. The draft guidelines set out expectations for stress testing programmes, improving on previous...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - December 2015 #3

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

BoE publishes FPC minutes

BoE has published the results of the Financial Policy Committee (FPC) meeting at the end of November. FPC made no new recommendations and kept the countercyclical capital buffer rate for UK exposures set at 0%. ...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - December 2015

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

EBA announces 2016 stress test

EBA has published the draft methodology for its 2016 EU-wide stress test. The stress test will be launched in February 2016 and will cover approximately 70% of the EU banking sector. No single capital threshold is defined for...more

EBA consults on DGS stress tests

EBA is consulting on draft guidelines on stress tests of deposit guarantee schemes (DGSs) under the recast Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive (DGSD). The guidelines will require DGSs to establish a programme of tests over a...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2015 #2

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

The Financial Report - Volume 4, No. 21 - November 2015 (Global)

Discussion and Analysis On October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission published its long-awaited rules under Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. According to the nearly 700-page...more

EBA Announces Details of 2016 EU-Wide Stress Test

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published on November 5, 2015 its EU-wide stress test and draft methodology for discussion. The stress-test exercise to be carried out in 2016 will assess a sample of banks covering...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

Case Update: Madden v. Midland Funding - ?On May 22, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held in Madden v. Midland Funding that the federal preemption provision of the National Bank Act, 12 U.S.C. §...more

PRA publishes H2 2015 stress scenario

PRA has published its supervisory H2 2015 stress scenario for firms to consider. Firms should use the scenario as a guide to calibrate their own scenarios for Pillar 2 capital planning stress tests....more

BoE publishes approach to stress testing

BoE has published its approach to stress testing the UK banking system. The approach aims to provide clarity for firms and the wider public about stress testing plans for the next three years to 2018. Key features include...more

ECB announces assessment of nine banks

ECB has announced a comprehensive assessment of nine banks in 2015. Eight of these nine banks were not subject to the 2014 exercise. The assessment, comprising an asset quality review and a stress test, will follow the...more

IOSCO reinforces position in markets regulation

IOSCO has reinforced its position as the key global reference point for financial services and markets regulation at its meeting in Toronto. The meeting focused on the following activities:...more

FSB discusses ongoing workplan progress

FSB has met to discuss progress in its ongoing workplan. Its key priorities include: - market liquidity and asset management: encouraging the appropriate stress testing by funds to assess their ability to meet...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - October 2015

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

FPC assesses financial stability outlook

BoE’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) has assessed the outlook for financial stability. Overall, the FPC judges that the outlook remains challenging and is maintaining the countercyclical capital buffer (CCB) rate for UK...more

BoE announces stress testing results timeline

BoE has published its timetable for publishing the results of the latest stress test. BoE has received firms’ initial stress testing submissions and is in the process of analysing the results....more

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