Yesterday, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced the publication of its final rule regarding company-run stress testing, which is required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The rule applies to all financial institutions with total consolidated assets greater than $10 billion that are “regulated by a primary federal financial regulatory agency,” according to a press release from the OCC. The rule requires institutions with average total consolidated assets of $50 billion or more to begin conducting annual stress tests this year, but delays implementation for institutions that have between $10 and $50 billion in total consolidated assets until October 2013, the release said. For more, read the press release and the final rule.