Not so DFAST: slim Mizuho avoids stress

Mizuho Americas has remained lean to head off CCAR, and, post-Crapo, it’s clear of DFAST, too

Eric Yoss
Eric Yoss, Mizuho Americas: “It wasn’t a certainty that [the Crapo bill] would provide relief”
Marian Goldman

A combination of deft manoeuvring and luck has allowed Mizuho Americas to slip the grasp of the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (DFAST) and its much tougher cousin, the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR).

And the bank couldn’t have done it without Mike Crapo.

Prior to the US’s Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, or Crapo bill, banks with over $50 billion in assets were subject to CCAR. And any bank with $10 billion assets or more would have been subject to

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