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Morgan Stanley Must Resubmit Capital Plan in Fed Stress Test

  • Bank gets conditional approval as 30 other firms pass exam
  • Deutsche Bank, Santander units fail on ‘broad’ weaknesses
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What the Fed Stress Tests Tell Us About State of Banking

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Morgan Stanley was alone among the largest U.S. banks in stumbling through the Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests, getting conditional approval to increase payouts to shareholders. Thirty other firms passed, while two subsidiaries failed.

Morgan Stanley must shore up internal systems and resubmit plans for managing capital by Dec. 29, the Fed said Wednesday. Examiners again failed U.S. units of Deutsche Bank AG and Banco Santander SA, saying they suffer from “broad and substantial weaknesses” in how they manage capital. And one regional lender, M&T Bank Corp., passed only after adjusting its plan for shareholder payouts.