Why are bank stocks suffering from the Corona Virus?

Should we worry about the weak performance of bank stocks?
While initially financial markets were surprisingly relaxed about the outbreak of the Corona Virus in China, market sentiment has completely…

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New White Paper on bank capital requirements and the cost of it

Why do banks need capital and what are the costs associated with it?
As practitioners in the banking industry, we focus a lot on regulatory capital requirements. We closely monitor…

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Is the RoE of your bank above or below the fog boundary?

How much RoE should a bank achieve?
How much return on equity (RoE) should a bank make? The answer to this question is not evident. Some argue that banks can…

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Tightened capital rules for large Swiss Banks

On 27 November 2019, the Federal Council announced a number of amendments to the Swiss capital ordinance, effective…

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When a black swan is not coming alone – a lesson learnt during my recent trip to Japan

How likely is it that a twice in a century typhoon falls together with a magnitude five earthquake? Until recently, I would have said very unlikely. Yet, it is exactly…

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Andreas Ita to speak on 23rd Annual Bank Capital Management Conference in London

Using ICAAP stress testing as a way to reveal capital sensitivities in your bank.
I am grateful to be given the opportunity to speak this year again at the Annual…

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New White Paper on bank stress testing approaches

Stress testing approaches vary widely across jurisdictions.
The variety in design and methodology of supervisory stress tests is large and lacks global alignment. As a consequence, large international banking groups…

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