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MNI: Regulators Consider Bolstering Fed Stress Tests - Barr

(MNI) WASHINGTON

Fed Vice Chair for Supervision highlights nonbank risks to financial stability.

Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr on Thursday said regulators are evaluating whether the supervisory stress test that is used to set capital requirements for large banks reflects an appropriately wide range of risks.

"We are considering the potential for stress testing to be a tool to explore different sources of financial stress and uncover channels for contagion that lead to unanticipated consequences," Barr said in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute.

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Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr on Thursday said regulators are evaluating whether the supervisory stress test that is used to set capital requirements for large banks reflects an appropriately wide range of risks.

"We are considering the potential for stress testing to be a tool to explore different sources of financial stress and uncover channels for contagion that lead to unanticipated consequences," Barr said in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute.

Keep reading...Show less