Fed Announces Capital Buffers for Big Banks
Based on the latest stress test results, Goldman Sachs is required to have the largest buffer against losses, followed by Morgan Stanley.
Fed Clears Banks to Make Payouts Without Limits
The Fed's three stress tests over the past year "have confirmed that the banking system is strongly positioned to support the ongoing recovery."
Fed Lifts Freeze on Bank Share Repurchases
The Fed voted 4-1 to ease restrictions on buybacks and dividends it had imposed to ensure banks preserved capital amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Fed Clamps Down on Bank Capital Distributions
The regulator is seeking to “ensure large banks remain resilient despite the economic uncertainty" from the coronavirus pandemic.
Fed Adopts ‘Stress Capital Buffer’ for Big Banks
The new buffer will use the results from the Fed's stress tests to help determine banks' capital requirements.
Banks’ Stress Tests to Focus on Leveraged Lending
The 2020 tests will give the Fed "increased information on how leveraged loans and collateralized loan obligations may respond to a recession."
Fed Scraps Part of Stress Tests for Big Banks
The elimination of the "qualitative" portion of the annual tests eases some of the post-crisis regulatory burden on banks.
Fed Proposes Additional Stress Test Disclosures
Regulators are seeking to give banks more information about the testing process without enabling them to game the system.
Do Stress Tests Help Bank Stocks?
The answer is unequivocally no, according to noted bond analyst Christopher Whalen, who calls them "a monumental waste of time and money."
Report Sees Faults in Fed’s Bank Stress Tests
A watchdog says the Fed needs to disclose more about how it assesses whether banks would maintain sufficient capital in a future crisis.