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International banks and insurance aface a multitude of capital and liquidity requirements, covering requirements from both home and foreign regulators as well as internal targets. Stress testing is a key tool to test adherence of these requirements. However, the various stress tests may differ in many dimensions, for example:

  • The nature and severity of the stress scenario
  • Some may look at the impact on earnings and capital, others at the liquidity and/or the funding position under stress
  • Regulatory prescriptions on how to carry out the stress tests may differ between jurisdictions and be subject to political changes

This raises the following questions :

  • How do firms deal with these challenges?
  • How are all these different stress tests and objectives handled in the context of a firm’s overall risk appetite statement?

Our speakers will share their experience from a banking and insurance perspective.


Dr. Dominic Rau: Swiss Re – Head Risk Governance & Steering
Dr. Dominik Hammer: UBS – Head of Stress Methodology & Scenario Analysis

Web Conference – before you join

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  • Make sure you have a reliable internet connection
  • Find a quiet space (if possible) and use your headphones
  • Be ready 5-10min before and test your microphone and your camera before you start
  • Mute your microphone when not speaking
  • Use the chat for questions, we will direct the questions to the moderator to be answered during Q&A

Chapter event

In our chapter events – access for members only – we present one or more speakers to share knowledge, updates and best practises on a specific risk topic. In small groups of risk professionals you can exchange thoughts and test ideas. More on SRA chapters. This event is hosted by the chapter Risk Appetite and Stress Testing.

  • Internal, regulatory and legal entity stress tests & how to set an overarching risk appetite
     15. June 2020
     18:00 - 19:30


Zoom Conference, Switzerland

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