Risk officers concerned about regulators’ approach to branch liquidity

Some risk officers at international and domestic banks in the Asia-Pacific region are frustrated by the regulatory focus on country-by-country stress tests and a trend towards branch liquidity.

Simon Topping, KPMG

Chief risk officers in the Asia-Pacific region are becoming increasingly concerned that a growing trend for local regulators to impose country-by-country stress tests and tough branch liquidity requirements in all operational locations is impractical.

"To have each local regulator asking for their own set of reports on stress tests and liquidity … what's the meaning of a stress test at a local level?” says a chief risk officer at an international bank in Asia, who requested anonymity. “We know

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