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Brown Bag Lunch: Putting Stress Tests to the Test: GAO Examines the FRB Stress Tests
Event Details
Date(s): January 26, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM  EST - 1:30 PM  EST
1601 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
Host: K&L Gates
Directions: Metro - Farragut North (Red line) and Farragut West (Orange, Blue, and Silver lines) 

Cost: Complimentary for WHF Members Only

  • Kevin Averyt, Senior Analyst, US Government Accountability Office
  • Michael Hoffman, Senior Economist, US Government Accountability Office

Program Description: Mr. Averyt and Mr. Hoffman will discuss key findings of the recently issued GAO report, Federal Reserve: Additional Actions Could Help Ensure the Achievement of Stress Test Goals (GAO-17-48).GAO experts will cover the comprehensive set of recommendations GAO made to the Fed to help improve the effectiveness of the its stress test programs, such as improving disclosures and communications to firms, considering the potential consequences of its scenario design choices, and expanding model risk management to include the entire system of models. Our GAO speakers will describe the audit objectives that drove their work, what their methodology entailed, and the important conclusions the team reached as a result of their work. Join us for a robust, yet low-stress, discussion.

Speaker Bios: 
Kevin Averyt is a Senior Analyst in the Financial Markets and Community Investment team, where he has led performance audits across a range of financial markets topics, including financial institution supervision, the Financial Stability Oversight Council, bank capital requirements, and disposition practices for foreclosed properties. Before joining GAO in 2004, Kevin worked in consulting and mortgage servicing.
Michael Hoffman is a Senior Economist in the Applied Research and Methods team, where he contributes to a variety of GAO efforts to assess policy responses to global and domestic risks in financial markets and the macroeconomy, including assessments of the Financial Stability Oversight Council and economic sanctions.

For questions on the program content, please contact Barbara Keller at  703.819.7528 or keller.barb@gmail.com. Please call the WHF office with any other questions.
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RSVP: Online registration will close at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, January 25, 2016. 

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