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Preston Thompson, Executive Director, Ernst & Young to Speak at KC’s Final Stress Testing Guidance for Large Banks with Implications on Smaller Institutions Explored

New York, NY, October 11, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Preston Thompson, Executive Director, Ernst & Young will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Final Stress Testing Guidance for Large Banks with Implications on Smaller Institutions Explored.” This event is scheduled on December 17, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.

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Event Synopsis:

The Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued final guidance regarding stress testing. The guidance provides approaches and applications to be used for a satisfactory testing. This is to ensure that large banks have effective policy framework that could help them build appropriate risk management policies. While the regs are aimed primarily at the larger banks, all financial institutions should understand what’s happening as it’s only a matter of time before significant elements of these policies trickle down to the smaller institutions.

To explore and explain the new stress testing guidance, the Knowledge Group is putting together a panel of experts to help CFO’s, Finance Executives, Advisers, and Attorneys understand its implications. The speakers will share their expert opinions in a two-hour Live Webcast.

About Preston Thompson

Preston Thompson is an Executive Director in the Financial Services Office (FSO) of Ernst & Young LLP. Preston co-leads the FSO’s capital planning efforts which focus on those firms subject to Basel II ICAAP or the Federal Reserve’s Capital Plan rule and associated stress testing regime (i.e., CCAR). His areas of expertise include many aspects of banking regulation and supervision with special emphasis on capital regulation, risk management and controls, and supervision of systemically important institutions. He advises EY global financial services clients on issues related to capital, risk management, and governance, as well as evolving supervisory policy trends and their implications with a focus on developing business-practical strategies to address specific regulatory directives or concerns.

Preston joined EY in 2011 after more than 18 years within the Federal Reserve System. One of his principle responsibilities was acting as the Federal Reserve System’s Basel II Coordinator. In that capacity Preston was responsible for overseeing virtually all aspects of Basel II implementation and qualification in the US. He led a number of multi-disciplinary teams that included subject matter experts across a wide range of specific risk dimensions. Preston and his teams worked closely to develop strategies that further articulated the qualification expectations and to assess individual institutions’ progress towards meeting the various requirements. Preston was also responsible for coordinating interactions between the Federal Reserve and other US regulators.

About Ernst & Young

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