Risk USA: Fed discussing introduction of periodic bank stress tests

US regulators may begin imposing regular stress tests on the banks they supervise, formalising the one-off tests conducted earlier this year under the Supervisory Capital Assessment Programme (Scap).

Speaking at Risk USA in New York, Evan Sekeris, an assistant vice-president in the bank supervision and regulation department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, confirmed that the introduction of periodic stress testing of Federal Reserve-regulated institutions is under consideration.


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