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October 2016

Modeling new origination is important for forecasting the future dynamics of a portfolio, and it is becoming prevalent for banks to use these models for capital and risk management, stress testing, and strategic planning. In recent years regulators have laid out stress testing frameworks that focus on modeling the relationship between new origination and the macro environment. The main challenge with modeling new origination is finding data on new origination dynamics over time.

In this webinar we propose using the Loan Accounting System data extracted from Moody’s Analytics Credit Research Database to construct and examine new origination dynamics of C&I loans to middle-market borrowers over time, and highlight the different patterns that emerge for different portfolio segments. Our analysis shows how important different types of segmentation are for understanding new origination dynamics.

Webinar Highlights:

Loan Accounting System data validation

New origination of C&I loans

Understanding new origination dynamics for different portfolio segments (segmented by loan type, tenor, industry, and credit quality)

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