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Nov 11, 2022

SS&C Roundtable: Getting Comfortable with Your CECL Results!

As CECL adoption ramps up and nears completion, many banks—both 2020 and 2023 filers—are looking to validate CECL estimates. And there is no question that this has become a much more cumbersome process with banks facing an unfamiliar economic environment, changing portfolios, and hidden credit losses masked by modifications and government intervention. 

Aug 13, 2021

What makes a good allowance estimate under CECL – Banks

With 2023 fast approaching and only six quarters remaining until the much-awaited CECL adoption date, smaller SEC filers and non-public banks are finding the standard’s conceptual nature a scary prospect. And given the unprecedented conditions banks are facing, it is crucial to define an allowance process that stands up to scrutiny and allows management to gain comfort over the allowance estimate. 

Aug 5, 2021

Qualitative adjustments under CECL – what are they?

As 2023 filers look towards CECL adoption, two questions that continue to come up are

  • “What type of qualitative adjustments will be required?”
  • “What type of support will be needed to justify these adjustments?” 

Generally, these questions arise from filers’ previous experience with ASC 450 where many banks and other financial institutions relied heavily on qualitative adjustments as a key component of their reserve numbers. Filers must also consider the added complexity of CECL and the greater audit and regulatory scrutiny that qualitative adjustments have historically received. In this blog we will explore these two questions.  

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