October 23, 2014
OCC Releases Dodd-Frank Stress Test Scenarios for 2015
WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released economic and financial market scenarios that will be used in the next round of stress tests for large financial institutions. The scenarios include baseline, adverse, and severely adverse scenarios, as described in the OCC’s final rules that implement stress test requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
Section 165(i)(2) of the Dodd-Frank Act requires certain financial companies, including national banks and federal savings associations with total consolidated assets of more than $10 billion, to conduct annual stress tests. On October 9, 2012, the OCC published its final annual stress test rule. The rule states that the OCC will provide scenarios to covered institutions by November 15 of each year. Covered institutions are required to use the scenarios to conduct annual stress tests. The 2015 scenario information can be found on the OCC Website. The final policy statement on the development and distribution of the scenarios was issued on October 28, 2013, in the Federal Register.