Fears over a possible economic slowdown, sovereign debt and not enough capitalization at U.S. financial institutions sent the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Risk Index up 2.5 points to 110.5 in the second quarter. This is very close to the previous high reached in the third quarter of 2010.

Underlying factors that rose the most in the index were macroeconomic conditions (+9.26%), banking health (+8.65%), credit spreads (+4.85%) and financial leverage (+3.48%).

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