Robustness, validity, and significance of the ECB's asset quality review and stress test exercise
Sascha Steffen ()
No 23, SAFE White Paper Series from Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE
As we are moving toward a eurozone banking union, the European Central Bank (ECB) is going to take over the regulatory oversight of 128 banks in November 2014. To that end, the ECB conducted a comprehensive assessment of these banks, which included an asset quality review (AQR) and a stress test. The fundamental question is how accurately will the financial condition of these banks have been assessed by the ECB when it commences its regulatory oversight? And, can the comprehensive assessment lead to a full repair of banks' balance sheets so that the ECB takes over financially sound banks and is the necessary regulation in place to facilitate this? Overall, the evidence presented in this paper based on the design of the comprehensive assessment as well as own stress test exercises suggest that the ECB's assessment might not comprehensively deal with the problems in the financial sector and risks may remain that will pose substantial threats to financial stability in the eurozone.
Keywords: Stress Test; Comprehensive Assessment; Asset Quality Review; European Central Bank; European Banking Authority; Single Supervisory Mechanism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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