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    Weekly Market Outlook: Return of Christmas Past Does Not Impend

    More than 20% of the European Union's population is at least 65 years of age. Partly because of an unprecedented aging of the EU's slowly growing population, the average annual rate of economic growth for the EU has slowed from the 2.7% of 2004-2007 to the projected 1.2% of 2019-2020.

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    Weekly Market Outlook: Next Plunge by Profits to Drive Leverage Up to 2009 High

    U.S. business activity has not been exceeding its reach, and that will help extend the long-lived bull market and record-long economic recovery.


    Leveraging Artificial Intelligence & Big Data to Maximize Your Early Warning Practices

    New approaches to augment your early warning practice, including: how leading institutions utilize data to monitor and benchmark their portfolio risk, the benefits of incorporating Credit Sentiment Scores into your risk management toolkit; when should you start to worry?


    Tech Disruption in CRE & The Evolution of Hyperlocal Analysis

    How is technology disrupting CRE, and how hyperlocal analysis is evolving to augment traditional analysis of risk and opportunities. The session will cover real-world case studies and how clients have been responding to disruptive trends and using hyperlocal data to address challenges.


    It's 2019, Do you Know Who Your Borrowers Are?

    Technology and modern finance have enabled individuals and companies to become connected in complex ways. Key insights about the reputational risk of banking a customer are now buried inside tangled relationships that cross legal, company, and geographical borders

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    Climate Risk - the Science, the Economics, and the Time to Act

    Climate risk is increasingly a discussion topic amongst financial market participants and regulators. And yet, there are still many questions about its provenance and impacts, and applications to best practices in the financial sectors. We will address these questions and more in an interactive, informative format.

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    ‍The CRE Equivalent of Zestimate: Combining Machine Learning and Spatial Modeling to Mine Big Data ‍

    With an increasing demand for faster and more objective estimates of fair market rent and pricing for commercial properties, we explore bringing the automated valuation model (AVM) to CRE.

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    Machine Learning Interpretability Techniques in Credit Risk Modeling

    We explore constructing and applying Machine Learning Techniques that are both transparent and interpretable. Also discussed are leveraging a model-agnostic perspective and demystifying and socializing chosen ML risk models.

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    Expanding Roles of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Lending and Credit Risk Management ‍

    With ever-expanding and improving AI and Machine Learning available, we explore how a lending officer can make good decisions faster and cheaper through AI. Will AI/ML refine existing processes? Or lead to completely new approaches? Or Both? What is the promise? And what is the risk?


    Mission Possible: Producing Defendable CECL Results With or Without Models

    Learn to differentiate C&I, CRE, retail, and securities. Choose approaches at the right level of flexibility and sophistication. Apply model-free solutions based on historical internal or industry data.

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    Loan Valuation and Credit Portfolio Management Post-IFRS 9, CECL

    RAROC and RORAC solutions that account for allowance and forward-looking IFRS 9 / CECL measures in return and risk.

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    Economic Cycles and Property Performance: Risks and Opportunities in the CRE Market ‍

    Some market performance metrics are at historic highs, while other markets have arguably been in a localized recession for several years. Where do different CRE markets stand? Where are the risks and opportunities? ‍