Buy-side stress tests ‘not straightforward’ – Irish central banker

Stress tests for asset managers need to be different from those for banks, conference told

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The "pass and fail method" of banking stress tests isn't appropriate for buy side, says Cross

Stress testing for European asset managers is desirable, but is unlikely to be straightforward and will require a framework distinct from that in place for banks, said Gerry Cross, director of policy and risk at the Central Bank of Ireland.

Any stress tests for asset managers and investment funds would need to take a range of factors into account, including the characteristics of individual fund portfolios, investor profiles, investment mandate requirements and liquidity management practices

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