On June 2, 2015, the US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (collectively, the Federal banking agencies), released a statement reiterating the disclosure requirements for the annual company-run stress tests conducted by financial institutions with total consolidated assets between $10 billion and $50 billion. In the statement, the Federal banking agencies emphasized the requirement for such medium-sized firms to disclose certain information regarding the annual stress tests, including: (i) a description of the types of risks included in the stress test; (ii) a summary description of the methodologies used to conduct the stress test; (iii) estimates of losses, revenue, and net income; (iv) post-stress capital ratios; and (v) an explanation of the most significant causes for the changes in regulatory capital ratios. In addition, as the Federal banking agencies have previously stated, the company-run stress tests are intended to produce hypothetical results and are not intended to be forecasts or expected outcomes.
Stress test results must be disclosed between June 15, 2015 and June 30, 2015. Any questions regarding the disclosures made in connection with the stress tests should be directed to the firms.
The statement released by the Federal banking agencies is available at: