Stress Tests Give Fed Additional Capital Hammer

Law360, New York (March 14, 2012, 6:55 PM EDT) -- When the Federal Reserve released the results of its stress tests for the nation's 19 largest bank holding companies, it not only showed that the banking system was safer than it had been before the financial crisis, but also increased that safety without having to pass any formal rules.

The Fed is currently developing new capital standards for the bank holding companies it regulates as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. But having the stress test results released to the public...
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