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No Budget Left Behind

FI Insight Featured in AGA Journal

FI Consulting thought leaders Robert Silverman and Scott Inderbitzen along with Tom Coleman, former CFO of the Federal Financing Bank, collaboratively authored a feature article for the Spring 2019 AGA Journal. The article, “No Budget Left Behind” provides insight on how collaborative acquisition planning, better visibility, and the right technology can beat the end-of-year blitz.......

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CECL Validation

Keys to CECL Validation Success in 2019

BY MARK JORDAN, FI CONSULTING At present, financial institution SEC filers are busy building and testing their internal models and processes to calculate reserves under the new current expected credit loss (CECL) accounting standard. The industry is entering a critical phase for teams to validate loss models and aggregate, analyze, and share preliminary results with......

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In Depth

ZIPpity do da!

Examining LA house appreciation at ZIP level reveals the biggest winners By James...

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Under the Hood of New…

Some aid is on the way, but ‘foreclosure forensics’ might make it...

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A Mortgage Modeler Offers Subprime…

Trying to answer the question: How did so many financial analysts miss...

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Tracing the Trail of Relief

Negative equity, valuation methods play key roles in determining which troubled borrowers...

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White Paper: Four Pitfalls to Avoid During CECL Implementation

BY MARK JORDAN, FI CONSULTING Building a durable, defensible Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) process that reflects your organization’s view of its credit risk requires painstaking focus on the fundamentals of building and defending your bank’s own view of its risk exposure. This requires bringing a disciplined and methodical approach to building the “case” for......

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A Framework for Multiple Economic Scenarios Under CECL

BY ROBERT CHANG AND MARK JORDAN, FI CONSULTING Background We present a pragmatic approach to generating multiple economic scenarios for the new FASB current expected credit loss (CECL) accounting standard. While the guidance does not explicitly mention the number of scenarios that should be used when measuring expected credit losses, financial institutions should consider a......

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