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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.

Topics discussed will include:

  • Gaps between Basel and Stress Testing models, and the new impairment accounting models under CECL.
  • Approaches to adjust Basel and Stress Testing models to improve alignment with CECL.
  • Leveraging credit risk forecasting techniques to comply with CECL.
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