Stresstesting - when reality exceeds fantasy

stresstestingThe global financial crisis started in 2007, and reached a (at least temporary) climax with the collapse of the Lehmans brothers institution in 2008. From 2007 until know it has lead to massive financial and society loses.

The crisis has revealed a large number of limitations and deficits in the crisis management procedures of the banks, as well as in the sets of rules defined to control them.

The rules have now been tightened and the supervision has been reorganized. The most important new tool beeing put to use are the so called "stresstests" which are used increasingly both internally in the banks as well as by the supervisory organs.

This article takes a closer look at the stresstests  and the role they play in the quest for a more stable financial system.

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