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Stress Testing in the News

American Banker
April 16, 2014

What 2014's CCAR Results Mean for Banks in 2015>>

Wall Street Journal
April 16, 2014

Citigroup Received Mixed Signals On 'Stress Test'>>

American Banker
April 14, 2014

Citi Faces Mounting Tab to Fix Regulatory, Operational Issues>>

American Banker
April 14, 2014

'Heightened Expectations' Don't Apply to Small Banks: OCC's Curry>>

American Banker
April 2, 2014

Stress-Test Snag Clouds Timing of RBS Citizens IPO>>

The Economist
March 29, 2014

A handful of banks are caught short by the Fed’s annual stress test>>

US Today
March 27, 2014

Citigroup sinks 5% after failing Fed 'stress test'>>

New York Times
March 27, 2014

Failing Stress Test Is Another Stumble for Citigroup>>

American Banker
March 26, 2014

Fed Rejects Capital Plans of Citi, Four Others>>

American Banker
March 24, 2014

Fed Revises Dodd-Frank Stress Test Results>>

Forbes
March 24, 2014

Fed Stress Test For Banks: Rationale, Results & Implications>>

The Street
March 24, 2014

Bank of America Downgraded Following Stress Tests>>

American Banker
March 21, 2014

Fed's Dodd-Frank Stress Test Results a Mixed Bag for Banks>>

Wall Street Journal
March 21, 2014

Fed 'Stress Test' Results: 29 of 30 Big Banks Could Weather Big Shock>>

Reuters
March 20, 2014

All big U.S. banks but one pass Fed's health test>>

Forbes
March 19, 2014

Wall Street's March Madness: What To Know About Bank Stress Tests>>

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Monday, May 19, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: STRESS TESTING - THE PRACTICAL REALITY SO WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Daniel H. Bley, EVP & CRO, WEBSTER BANK

Without a doubt, Enterprise Wide Stress Testing is here to stay.  Some bankers ask why it took so long.  Others contemplate if its value as a risk management tool justifies the cost.  But everyone wonders how regulators will use and interpret the results over time and whether it will turn into a bureaucratic nightmare.

One thing is for certain, regulatory agencies are committed to the Stress Testing process and believe that collectively investing the time and money into the discipline will help banks better manage business risk while reducing the chance of a systemic banking crisis.  That said, they also seem to recognize that building the capabilities and culture across an institution is an evolutionary process with no one size fits all approach.   The question then is, “how do we make sure that creation of another decision model -- the mother of all models -- doesn't lead us down the wrong path once again”?  And in answering this question, how do we avoid bloating our expense base and generate the most value for the  inevitable cost.  Daniel Bley, Chief Risk Officer of Webster Bank, based in Connecticut, will share his observations and perspectives.

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