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Meeting the Analytic Challenges of CECL

Our experts discuss methodologies for calculating losses, and explain how to establish and defend reasonable and supportable forecasts, connect the allowance for credit loss estimate to key risk functions, and analyze the impact to reserves and your business.

August 2017 WebPage Jan Larsen, Tanya Roosta

Meeting the Analytic Challenges of CECL Presentation Slides

Our experts discuss methodologies for calculating losses, and explain how to establish and defend reasonable and supportable forecasts, connect the allowance for credit loss estimate to key risk functions, and analyze the impact to reserves and your business.

August 2017 Pdf Jan Larsen, Tanya Roosta

Accounting for Purchased Credit Deteriorated Financial Assets: Current and Future GAAP

In this article, we explore existing and future accounting and operational challenges faced by institutions acquiring financial assets with credit deterioration.

July 2017 WebPage Masha Muzyka

What Do Half a Million Loans Say About the Impact of CECL on Loan Loss Allowance?

In this article, we use historical data to calculate and compare loan- and portfolio-level loss allowances under the incurred loss model and CECL.

July 2017 WebPage Dr. Yanping Pan, Dr. Yashan Wang

CECL: What's on Tap for the Future of Credit Loss Accounting?

A new model for expected credit losses is supposed to fix flaws in the accounting system and protect against future financial crises. But the so-called CECL model comes with its own set of challenges that will dramatically change firms' accounting practices for impaired loans. The Financial Accounting Standard Board's (FASB) recently issued current expected credit loss (CECL) model attempts to align measurement of credit losses for all financial assets held at amortized cost, and specifically calls out potential improvements to the accounting for purchased credit impaired (PCI) assets.

July 2017 Pdf Masha Muzyka

Risk Perspectives: Managing Disruption

Examines the role of disruptive technologies in the financial sector and how firms can improve their practices to remain competitive.

July 2017 WebPage

Predicting Earnings: CECL's Implications for Allowance Forecasts

The new CECL and IFRS 9 accounting standards will require financial institutions to adjust loss allowances based on forward-looking expectations and calculate lifetime losses. In this article, we demonstrate the effect of the new allowance framework by quantifying allowances and credit earnings volatility for a sample portfolio. Our case study finds that along with a shift in the level of allowance, portfolio dynamics and concentrations play an increasingly important role in understanding and communicating expected performance and earnings.

June 2017 Pdf

How Lenders Can Adapt Estimated Credit Loss Methodologies for CECL

This article provides an overview of the CECL Quantification: Commercial & Industrial Portfolios webinar, discussing the common methodologies for estimating credit losses in C&I lending and how to adapt methodologies to be more forward-looking and compliant with CECL requirements.

May 2017 Pdf

A Composite Capital Allocation Measure Integrating Regulatory and Economic Capital, and the Impact of IFRS 9 and CECL

We propose a composite capital allocation measure integrating regulatory and economic capital. The approach builds upon the economic framework underpinning traditional RORAC-style business decision rules, allowing for an optimized risk-return tradeoff while adhering to regulatory capital constraints. The measure has a number of depictions, and it can be viewed as a weighted sum of economic and regulatory capital, as economic capital adjusted for a regulatory capital charge, or as regulatory capital adjusted for concentration risk and diversification benefits. Intuitively, when represented as economic capital adjusted for a regulatory capital charge, the adjustment can be represented as the additional top-of-the-house regulatory capital, above economic capital, allocated by each instrument's required regulatory capital. We show that the measure has ideal properties for an integrated capital measure. When regulatory capital is binding, composite capital aggregates to the institution's top-of-the-house target capitalization rate. We find the measure is higher than economic capital, but lower than regulatory capital for instruments with high credit quality, reflecting the high regulatory capital charge for this instrument class. Finally, we address how IFRS 9/CECL impacts the CCM and discuss the broader implications of the new accounting standards.

May 2017 Pdf Dr. Amnon Levy, Dr. Pierre Xu

CECL Treatment for the Investment Portfolio

In this presentation, our experts discussed common CECL considerations for structured credit and answer key questions on how to provide CECL estimates for structured credit.

April 2017 Pdf David Kurnov, Nihil Patel

Forward-looking Perspective on Impairments Using Expected Credit Loss

The new impairment accounting treatment has increased convergence between accounting, regulatory standards, and credit risk management practices, and provides a step toward a more proactive and effective loss recognition method.

April 2017 Pdf Deepak Parmani

Preparing for CECL: How community banks can prepare for implementation

Recently, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued the current expected credit loss (CECL) standard. Although CECL doesn't take effect until 2021 for most community banks and credit unions, there are some basic steps you can take right now to prepare for it.

March 2017 Pdf

Data Visualization for Improved Credit Analytics and New Portfolio Insight

Market-leading risk professionals are using advanced data analytics to inform sound risk management decisions. Benchmark data can help financial institutions and corporations achieve a more holistic view of credit risk across multiple industries and regions.

December 2016 WebPage Irina Korablev, Grace Wang, Andy Condurache

Preparing for CECL: How Banks and Credit Unions Can Prepare for Implementation

Preparing for CECL: How Banks and Credit Unions Can Prepare for Implementation

November 2016 Pdf

CECL's Implications for Bank Profitability, System Stability, and Economic Growth

In this article, we analyze the potential effects of upcoming CECL regulations on lenders and explore the impact of CECL under different Moody's Analytics scenarios.

November 2016 WebPage Dr. Cristian deRitis, Dr. Deniz Tudor

Mid-size Bank Uses Off-the-Shelf Impairment Model | Moody's Analytics

Learn how clients achieve IFRS 9 and CECL guidelines for impairment modeling. ImpairmentCalc software provides expected credit loss impairment calculations consistent with IFRS 9 and CECL guidance.

November 01, 2016 Pdf

Leveraging Basel and Stress Testing Models for CECL

Basel Advanced IRB models, other internal ratings models, and Stress Testing models were developed by many large financial institutions for capital management. Moody's Analytics will outline how institutions can leverage these models to comply with FASB's new impairment accounting standards.

October 2016 WebPage Emil Lopez, Nihil Patel

Getting Ready for CECL

The FASB's new impairment standards won't take effect until 2020, but institutions should start planning now. This webinar outlines key considerations for early CECL preparation, including: main challenges; expectations of auditors, regulators, and investors; planning in firms of varying sizes; and how to get started.

October 2016 WebPage Anna Krayn, Emil Lopez

CECL: The Road to CECL

In this webinar, we discuss what the new CECL standard is and why the FASB is changing Impairment Accounting. Key topics include the timeline for implementation, key differences are in the new impairment models compared with the existing ones, and how the allowance calculation process is likely to change.

September 2016 WebPage Anna Krayn, Emil Lopez

CECL Spotlight with Anna Krayn

Listen in as Anna Krayn provides an overview on some key benefits of early CECL adoption.

September 2016 WebPage Anna Krayn

CECL Spotlight with Emil Lopez

Listen in as Emil Lopez identifies key steps firm can take as they prepare for CECL implementation.

September 2016 WebPage Emil Lopez

CECL: Disclosures and Timelines

In this webinar, we explore the implications of new disclosure requirements and the effective dates for CECL implementation. We explain why banks should start preparing for CECL now and what are the advantages to early implementation.

September 2016 WebPage Anna Krayn, Emil Lopez


In this webinar, we identify the key similarities and differences between the two standards of IFRS 9 and CECL such as timeline for adoption and complexity of implementation. And for those firms subject to both standards, we provide insight into the key operational considerations.

September 2016 WebPage Emil Lopez

The Long Road to CECL: Implementation Considerations

In this video cast, we will discuss the implications of the final CECL standard and approaches to implementation.

September 2016 WebPage Anna Krayn, Emil Lopez

Implications of the FASB's New Credit Loss Impairment Standard

On June 16, FASB issued the much anticipated financial instruments impairment standards update. The implications of this standard are significant and will change the way credit losses are measured for most financial assets (e.g. receivables, debt securities and loans).

June 2016 WebPage Anna Krayn, Christian Henkel

Reading the Tea Leaves of Recent Regulatory Guidance

In this article, we review the common themes reflected in recent regulatory guidelines released by the Federal Reserve and the BCBS.

June 2016 WebPage Anna Krayn, David Little, Ed Young

Preparing for the New Impairment Requirements: A Practitioner's View

This article describes the new standards set forth by the FASB. It covers the history of the ALLL and explains how the recent financial crisis highlighted the need for new standards.

June 2016 WebPage Christian Henkel, Emil Lopez

Risk Practitioner Conference 2016: Interview with Mark Almeida

In this interview with Mark Almeida, President of Moody's Analytics, we discuss key themes for this year's Risk Practitioner Conference.

June 2016 WebPage

IFRS 9 Survey Results

This article is a summary of the views expressed by regional banking institutions in a recent survey about IFRS 9 regulation. The survey was conducted to assess progress, potential challenges, and plans of banks with regards to IFRS 9 compliance.

June 2016 WebPage María C. Cañamero, Michael McDonald, Yagmur Uenal

Preparing Community Banks for CECL

The FASB voted to move forward with the new impairment model, known as the Current Expected Credit Loss (“CECL”) model, which will change how you calculate allowance for credit losses. Ensure your institution identifies challenges and processes early.

May 2016 WebPage Christian Henkel
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