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    Christian Henkel

    Christian leads the risk measurement advisory team throughout the Americas and is an experienced credit practitioner, having spent most of his career in commercial banking.

    Christian has a unique blend of business and academic experience across the financial services industry – including expertise in commercial credit and financial analysis, portfolio management, asset quality, loan loss reserve methodologies, stress testing, credit administration, process redesign, safety and soundness examinations, and credit risk modeling.

    Christian received his master’s and undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and graduated as valedictorian from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.

    Published Work
    Presentation

    CECL – Using a Reasonable and Supportable Forecast (Presentation Slides)

    The new CECL accounting standard requires institutions to incorporate forward-looking information in their estimate of expected lifetime losses.

    July 2019
    Webinar-on-Demand

    Moody's Analytics Webinar: CECL – Using a Reasonable and Supportable Forecast

    The new CECL accounting standard requires institutions to incorporate forward-looking information in their estimate of expected lifetime losses.

    July 2019
    Webinar-on-Demand

    ICBA & Moody's Analytics Webinar: CECL Is Approaching Fast. Is Your Bank Ready for the New Accounting Standard?

    Join CECL experts Robby Holditch and Christian Henkel as they share CECL implementation guidance and best practices.

    June 2019
    Webinar-on-Demand

    Moody's Analytics Webinar: CECL – Lending in Current Conditions

    Join CECL experts Robby Holditch and Christian Henkel as they share practical examples and useful strategies applicable to your CECL implementation plan.

    May 2019
    Webinar-on-Demand

    Moody's Analytics Webinar: CECL – Where to Start, How to Succeed

    The FASB deadline for the new accounting standard is just around the corner.

    April 2019
    Article

    Improving Risk Ratings in Preparation for CECL

    When calculating expected credit losses, accuracy is paramount. This is a challenging task, but there are specific steps financial institutions can take to build meaningful risk ratings that lead to more precise loss calculations and better, more informed decisions.

    August 2018