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Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Offers Best Practices for an Integrated, More Strategic Approach to Stress Testing

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services released a white paper today, “Reinforcing Market Confidence with Consistent Stress Testing,” to help organizations apply an integrated, more strategic approach to their stress testing programs

​As stress testing continues to play a more prominent role in financial organizations’ risk management efforts across the globe,  Wolters Kluwer Financial Services released  a white paper today, “Reinforcing Market Confidence with Consistent Stress Testing,” to help organizations apply an integrated, more strategic approach to their stress testing programs. 

In a November  comment piece on the subject, Nancy Masschelein, vice president, market management, finance and financial risk at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, analyzed the results from the recent assessment conducted by the European Central Bank where 20% of the 123 financial institutions examined failed the stress test. In the comment piece, Masschelein recommends that stress testing becomes a continuous exercise and a common risk practice.

In recent years, regulators and market observers alike have attributed significant losses, market turbulence and a general loss of confidence and trust to the inability of financial organizations to fully identify, measure and manage their risk exposure. The white paper examines why and how financial institutions should apply a unified financial risk analysis for more consistent, transparent and integrated stress testing avoiding the inefficient and narrow viewpoint of silo based analysis.

“Knowing the very significant role that financial institutions play, it is critical to ensure that the financial system is capable of working efficiently not only under expected but also under unexpected, extreme conditions and been robust to absolve turbulence and losses; whereas having steady growth in profitability. Stress testing helps organizations measure this capability,” said Ioannis Akkizidis, global product manager, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. “This white paper examines how certain risk factors within an organization frequently intersect with each other, making it imperative to consider these integrations when designing effective and meaningful stress testing scenarios.”

About Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services provides more than 15,000 customers worldwide with risk management, compliance, finance and audit solutions that help them successfully navigate regulatory complexity, optimize risk and financial performance, and manage data to support critical decisions. With more than 30 offices in 20 countries, our prominent  brands include: AppOne®AuthenticWeb™Bankers Systems®Capital ChangesCASH Suite™GainsKeeper®,   NILS®OneSumX®TeamMate®Uniform Forms™VMP® Mortgage Solutions and  Wiz®. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services is part of  Wolters Kluwer, which had 2013 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), employs 19,000 employees worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.