The results of the widely anticipated 2016 European banking stress tests were announced recently by the European Banking Authority. When the final methodologies were published in February, we expected there to be larger impacts stemming from these tests, compared to the 2014 exercise.
This expectation was reflected in the results.
While we do not think any banks will have to raise significant equity immediately following these results, there are long-term capital considerations for banks to make as part of the European Central Bank’s 2016 Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP).
In A&M's report "ST 2016 Results: First Glance At Results," we set out our in-depth analysis of the results, including on a country-specific level.
2016 European Bank Stress Tests: Not as Good as They Look - First Glance at Results