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    Dr. Juan Manuel Licari, Chief International Economist

    Juan M. Licari, PhD, is Chief International Economist with Moody's Analytics. As the Head of Economic and Credit Research in EMEA, APAC and Latin America, Juan and his team specialize in generating alternative macroeconomic forecasts and building econometric tools to model credit risk portfolios.

    Juan and his team develop and implement solutions that explicitly connect credit performance data to the underlying economic cycle, allowing portfolio managers to plan for forward-looking macroeconomic conditions and stressed scenarios. An experienced modeler, Juan has designed and implemented several IFRS 9, A-IRB, ICAAP, and stress-testing platforms for major institutions. In addition Juan regularly publishes research and presents at Moody's Analytics and industry events. He holds a PhD and an MA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated summa cum laude from the National University of Cordoba in Argentina.

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    Moody's Analytics Credit Risk

    Risk Model Validation Services: Independent, unbiased validation services for proprietary and third-party risk models.

    Moody's Analytics | Credit Risk Advisory Services

    Credit Risk Advisory Services: Moody's Analytics credit risk advisory services enable faster, better informed credit decisions through a holistic and consistent assessment of risk.

    Moody's Analytics | Credit Modeling

    Credit Risk Modeling: Moody’s Analytics delivers award-winning credit models and expert advisory services to provide you with best-in-class credit risk modeling solutions.

    Moody's Analytics | Economic Research

    Economic Research: Moody's Analytics provides comprehensive economic analysis to help clients understand key economic drivers across all geographic levels.

    Moody's Analytics | Economic Scenarios

    Economic Scenarios: Moody's Analytics provides internally and globally consistent economic, regulatory, and custom scenarios.

    Moody's Analytics | Economic Forecasts

    Economic Forecasts: Moody's Analytics provides trusted macro and regional forecasts to help clients assess potential economic outcomes.

    Moody's Analytics | Stress Testing

    Stress Testing: Moody’s Analytics helps financial institutions develop collaborative, auditable, repeatable, and transparent stress testing programs to meet regulatory demands.

    Moody's Analytics | Operational Risk Audit Compliance Training

    Portfolio Optimization: Quantify diversification benefits across portfolios and define risk types that inform risk management and active asset allocation decisions.

    Published Work
    Article

    Dynamic Model-Building: A Proposed Variable Selection Algorithm

    In this article, we propose an innovative algorithm that is well suited to building dynamic models for credit and market risk metrics, consistent with regulatory requirements around stress testing, forecasting, and IFRS 9.

    January 2018
    Whitepaper

    U.K. Residential Mortgages Risk Weights: PRA Consultation Paper CP29/16

    This paper presents best practices for addressing PRA Consultation Paper CP29/16.

    October 2016
    Article

    Probability-Weighted Outcomes Under IFRS 9: A Macroeconomic Approach

    In this article, we discuss development of a framework that addresses the forward-looking and probability-weighted aspects of IFRS 9 impairment calculation using macroeconomic forecasts. In it, we address questions around the practical use of alternative scenarios and their probabilities.

    June 2016
    Article

    Complying with IFRS 9 Impairment Calculations for Retail Portfolios

    This article discusses how to address the specific challenges that IFRS 9 poses for retail portfolios, including incorporating forward-looking information into impairment models, recognizing significant increases in credit risks, and determining the length of an instrument's lifetime.

    June 2016
    Article

    Advanced Estimation and Simulation Methods for Retail Credit Portfolios: Frequentist vs. Bayesian Techniques

    In this article, we compare the results of estimating retail portfolio risk parameters (e.g., PDs, EADs, LGDs) and simulating portfolio default losses using traditional – frequentist – methods versus Bayesian techniques.

    December 2015
    Presentation

    Multi-Period Credit Risk Analysis: A Macro-Scenario Approach Presentation Slides

    In this presentation, Dr. Juan Licari of Moody's Analytics will present an innovative framework for stochastic scenario generation that allows risk managers and economists to build multi-period environments, integrating conditional credit and market risk modeling to meet dynamic stress testing needs.

    December 2015