Advisory body updates stress-test guidelines for banks

08/26/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The · Reuters · Bloomberg

The Committee of European Banking Supervisors has released guidelines for banks' stress tests focusing on risk-taking. Regulators are striving to force banks to improve their estimates of losses they might suffer during tumultuous periods so they can reserve enough capital and liquidity to keep from collapsing. "Institutions are expected to have an adequate assessment process that encompasses all the key elements of capital planning and management and generates an adequate amount of capital to set against those risks," according to the CEBS guidelines.

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