The ESRB has today published the adverse scenario for the EU-wide stress tests for pension funds to be carried out by EIOPA in 2017. This scenario, which has been approved by the General Board of the ESRB, highlights adverse conditions that are relevant to this sector. This information has also been published by EIOPA as part of its communication on the 2017 EU-wide stress tests.
As in previous years, the ESRB is seeking academic papers related to its mission of preventing and mitigating systemic risks to financial stability. The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2018. Applicants must be under 35 years.
The countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) is a macroprudential instrument that aims to counter pro-cyclicality in the financial system. The interactive map shows the CCyB rates currently applicable in Europe and is updated once a month.