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In this presentation, our experts Emil Lopez and Jing Zhang, introduce some key CECL quantification methodologies and enhancements that can be made to existing approaches to make them CECL-compliant.

Implementation of the new financial instruments impairment standard known as CECL may take one to two years, and over 62% of banks surveyed by Moody’s Analytics expect CECL compliance to increase their overall provisions.

Successful implementation requires understanding the impact of the accounting standard on provisions and identification of appropriate methodologies to incorporate the forward-looking information and life-of-loan horizon required for CECL.

Moody’s Analytics has designed a series of CECL methodology webinars to help firms of all sizes with the tactical and strategic considerations when selecting the best modeling approach.

In this first webinar of our series, we cover:

Strategic and tactical considerations for CECL modeling

Leveraging existing capabilities

Implications for business decision-making

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Reserving for loan loss is one of the most important accounting aspects for banks. Its objective is to cover estimated losses on impaired financial instruments due to defaults and non-payment. Reserve measurement affects both the balance sheet and income statement. It impacts earnings, capital, dividends and bonuses, and attracts the attention of bank stakeholders ranging from the board of directors and regulators to equity investors. In response to the so-called “too-little, too-late” problem experienced with loan loss reserve during the Great Financial Crisis, accounting standard setters now require that banks provision against loan loss based on expected credit losses (ECL). Arguably, calculating the Expected Credit Loss Model under IFRS 9 and CECL presents a momentous accounting change for banks, with the new standards coming into effect sometime between 2018 and 2021, depending on the jurisdiction.

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