Senior Director, Sales Manager
Stephen leads Moody’s Analytics structured analytics sales group in the Americas, providing off-the-shelf and customized data, software, valuations, and advisory solutions to structured finance market participants, including hedge funds, asset management firms, banks, insurance companies, and regulators.
Prior to his current role, he headed the structured analytics investor tools and solutions business and was responsible for creating all content and models as well as managing the award-winning Structured Finance Portal web platform for investors. Previously, he led the advisory team in Europe and Asia, helping financial institutions assess and maintain regulatory compliance of their securitization portfolios with CCAR, DFAST, AIFMD, PRA, EBA/ECB stress tests, Solvency II, Basel III, IFRS 9, and other stress testing and regulatory initiatives through both custom projects and Moody’s Analytics new off-the-shelf Structured Finance Portal Regulatory Module. Stephen also helped develop and implement Moody's Analytics integrated stress testing, valuation, and PD/LGD-modeling approaches for structured finance, combining macroeconomic forecasts, asset class-specific credit models, and comprehensive transaction-specific cash flow models.
Stephen has a BA in mathematics and physics from Dartmouth College.
With the release of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, the International Accounting Standards Board set out new requirements for the accounting of financial assets, financial liabilities, and some other contracts to buy or sell non-financial assets. This paper explains the specific challenges facing structured finance investors and outlines how to effectively address these challenges.
Preparing for the 2014 EBA Stress Test - Best Practices for Regulatory Stress Testing & Capital Modeling
This Moody's Analytics and PRMIA webinar-on-demand provides an overview of EU stress testing regulatory requirements and the Moody's Analytics capabilities and solutions that will help you meet them.
Stress testing structured finance transactions presents unique challenges due to large and diverse portfolios of underlying assets, limitations on data availability, and the idiosyncrasies and complexities of the structures and associated risks.
This article addresses some of the challenges banks face in stressing their structured finance positions within the context of a larger enterprise-wide stress testing exercise.