The final step in the repair of the EU banking sector is cleaning up legacy assets. Otherwise, all of the work we have done to strengthen banks’ capital and assess the quality of their assets will not have the desired positive impact on new lending into the real economy. Progress is in train but has […]
Mario Quagliariello is currently the Head of the Risk Analysis Unit at the European Banking Authority (EBA), responsible – among other things – for regular risk assessment, stress testing and benchmarking of internal models.
He is the Chair of the EBA Task Force on Macroprudential Matters and of the Task Force on Supervisory Benchmarking. Until 2014 he also coordinated the work of the Stress Test Methodological Task Force. Before joining the EBA, he served as a senior economist in the Regulation and Supervisory Policies Department of Banca d’Italia, the Italian central bank. He has been the representative of Banca d'Italia in a number of international working groups dealing with financial stability issues at the ECB, CEBS, IMF and the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision. His interests concern macroprudential analysis and stress tests, Basel III and procyclicality, the economics of financial regulation.