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A time for stress: The challenges facing Europe's banks

In November the European Central Bank (ECB) will officially take overall responsibility for the supervision of major European banks under the Single Supervisory Mechanism. This is one of the biggest structural changes in the financial-services regulatory environment in the past 30 years. Europe's banks are facing tough new minimum that they need to make some major changes.

Emerging markets
report | McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, No. 56

Risk in emerging markets: The way forward for leading banks

June 2014—This paper looks at challenges facing emerging market banks after a decade of outstanding growth and makes a series of recommendations.

Introducing a holistic approach to stress testing
report | McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, No. 55

Introducing a holistic approach to stress testing

June 2014—This paper describes the seven steps that can help banks to develop better stress tests. The seven steps are: data preparation, strategic PMO, robust methodologies, superior portfolio analytics, persuasive communication, macro-scenarios and correlations, as well as the stress-testing model.

Europe's wholesale gas market
report | McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, No. 54

Europe's wholesale gas market: Innovate to survive

May 2014—This paper describes the forces at work in the European Gas market and how the risk against a structural long position has increased and how major gas distributors can react also through improved product design.

Enterprise-risk-management practices
report | McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, No. 53

Enterprise-risk-management practices: Where's the evidence?

February 2014—This paper reports the findings of a 2012 survey conducted by McKinsey & Company and the working group for corporate growth and internationalization of the Schmalenbach Society (the oldest German nonprofit organization for the exchange of ideas among business practitioners and academics).


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