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Strengthening Stress Tests After Covid-19
Emily McCormick, vice president of editorial & research for Bank Director
Banks below $50 billion in assets aren’t required to conduct an annual stress test, following regulatory relief passed by Congress in May 2018. But most banks still conduct one or more annual tests, according to Bank Director’s 2021 Risk Survey. A stress test determines whether a bank would have adequate capital or liquidity to survive an adverse event, based on historical or hypothetical scenarios. Financial institutions found value in the practice through the Covid-19 pandemic and related economic events, which created significant uncertainty around credit — particularly around commercial real estate loans and loans made to the hospitality sector, which...
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Emily McCormick is Vice President of Editorial & Research for Bank Director. She oversees research projects, from in-depth reports to Bank Director’s annual surveys on M&A, risk, compensation, governance and technology. She also manages content for the Bank Services Program. You can follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/ehmccormick or get connected on LinkedIn. You can contact Emily at [email protected].