Breaking Down The 2015 Fed Stress Test Of Big Banks

Breaking Down The 2015 Fed Stress Test Of Big Banks

It’s that time of the year again. That’s right, it’s March, time for the Federal Reserve’s annual Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review of major financial institutions. Research firm Sterne Agee published an Industry Report on February 35th focusing on the upcoming Fed stress test and what it means to the banks involved.

SA analysts Terry McEvoy and Austin Nicholas give an overview of the Fed stress test process and offer their perspective on selected names in their big bank coverage universe. “With the press already reporting that both Deutsche Bank and Santander will likely fail the stress test we feel better about the prospects of all the others passing. If one or two other banks were to fail, it could be because of concentration issues…”

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As McEvoy and Nicholas point out, the goal of the CCAR is to make sure large banks have “robust, forward-looking capital planning processes” to ensure that they can remain solvent during times of economic and financial stress.