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Using stress testing methodology in evaluating banking institution’s exposure to risk


  • Ioan TRENCA
  • Simona MUTU
  • Maria-Miruna POCHEA

    (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)


In order to correctly estimate the unpredictable effects on their transaction portfolios, the banks developed stress testing methods which turned out to be a very important tool in the bank supervision process. Moreover, the supervision authorities started using stress-testing methods for evaluating systemic risk and for determining the adequacy degree of capital in the banking sector. Taking into account the importance of these simulations, the present paper presents methodologies with which stress testing methods could be implemented by banks as well as their role in the management of credit risk, market risk and liquidity risk while also meeting the requirements imposed by the Basel II accord. By means of a case study we have simulated several scenarios in which the inter-bank market interest rate was varied, quantifying its impact on bank revenues as well as on the market value of their portfolios.

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  • Ioan TRENCA & Simona MUTU & Maria-Miruna POCHEA, 2010. "Using stress testing methodology in evaluating banking institution’s exposure to risk," Finante - provocarile viitorului (Finance - Challenges of the Future), University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1(11), pages 208-217, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aio:fpvfcf:v:1:y:2010:i:11:p:208-217

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    stress testing; credit risk; market risk; liquidity risk; capital adequacy; Basel II Accord;

    JEL classification:

    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill


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