Fed, CFTC officials back standard stress tests for CCPs

Tarullo and Wetjen say regulators should set standards for CCPs

Daniel Tarullo, Federal Reserve Board

Two senior US regulators – one from the Federal Reserve Board and the other from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) – have called for central counterparties (CCPs) to be subject to standardised, regulator-set stress tests.

Speaking today at the Institute of International Finance's annual membership meeting in Washington, DC, the Fed's Daniel Tarullo said stress testing of CCPs was "a pretty important thing to do."

Tarullo described central clearing of over-the-counter derivatives as

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