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Apr 16, 2020

COVID-19 loan modifications: Important accounting and reporting insights

As banks work to determine appropriate and effective loan modification options for borrowers, key questions arise around how to account for and report on these modifications. There is new guidance from Congress in the form of the CARES Act, new guidance from the regulators and new guidance from the FASB and the SEC. Much of the guidance is aimed at making operations simpler.

Apr 8, 2020

COVID-19 loan modifications: Near-term and longer-term considerations

Regulators and Congress have created an environment that strongly encourages working with borrowers affected by the pandemic. Some accounting rules have been loosely interpreted, and some temporarily relaxed, in an attempt to relieve some of the burdens associated with these actions.

Oct 30, 2019

SS&C Primatics leads CECL discussion at AICPA

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) held its National Conference on Banks & Savings Institutions in National Harbor, Md. last month. Once again, SS&C Primatics had the honor of being a gold sponsor and participating in the speaker series on the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) model under ASC 326, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses as subject matter experts.

Nov 19, 2018

Do virtual economists get virtual model validators?

In the novel on which the classic film Bladerunner is based, the prolific science fiction author Philip K. Dick asks whether androids dream of electric sheep. Perhaps in a science fiction universe, virtual economists could have their work validated by virtual model validators, have model risk managed by virtual CROs and have governance managed by a virtual board.  But here in this universe, under the current regulatory and legal framework, real live model validators must be used to validate models, real live CROs must be used to manage model risk, and real live boards must be used to provide governance.

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