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A simplified guide for reverse stress testing

A guide to reverse stress testing A typical stress test creates a scenario and evaluates how a bank would fare under it. Compared to reverse stress testing, conventional stress tests are used to assure shareholders, regulators and customers that the capital on bank balance sheet

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Stress Testing, ALM, Capital Adequacy online video courses

Two new online video based courses that cover the topics of Asset Liability Management (ALM), Capital Adequacy and Stress Testing at an intermediate level. The Stress Testing, ALM & Capital Adequacy Crash Course includes over 500 minutes of video instruction, while the shorter ALM & Capital Adequacy course covers the basics of both topics in under 150 minutes.

Bank Stress Testing Guidelines across FSA, Federal Reserve and Asian regulators

Understanding Stress Testing: A guide to stress testing for board members

Stress testing refers to a process through we which we try and assess the impact of abnormal and extreme conditions on our processes, control systems and organizations.

Within financial services stress testing takes a second dimension where the focus shifts from assessing impact to identifying breaking points; the maximum amount of stress a financial institution would be able to bear before it breaks down and fails. The level of interconnectivity between financial markets and institutions has made this threshold of failure even more important since a since the failure of a single institution can trigger a deep and painful system wide crisis that can very easily turn into a regional or global contagion.