ALM Europe: "Stress testing must be overhauled"

"Going forward, intelligent stress testing will be the key risk measure," predicted Dresdner's head of risk methodology, markets and trading, Markus Streck, echoing last week's news that the Basel Committee is working on overhauling its stress testing requirements.

But stress tests did not perform well in the recent past, cautioned Paul Sharma, the UK Financial Services Authority's director of wholesale and prudential policy. "There is now a serious question mark over all quantitative techniques

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