SAVE THE DATE: The next North American Conference is hosted by Citibank on September 24 & 25 in New York City.
More details on the agenda will be available in the coming weeks on our website. CECL and the CECL work of GCD (survey plus benchmarking study) will be on the agenda. Please contact any of the GCD Executives if you would like to present during plenary or break-out sessions.
GCD will be working with Accenture and the IIF to help U.S. financial institutions benchmark their CECL models as they are developed. For this purpose, GCD has rolled out a deep methodological survey, providing banks the opportunity to benchmark their methods. We plan to follow the survey with a benchmarking exercise to commence in the early fall. More information can be found here:
First ever report of extensive analytics on LGD data highlights high recovery rate for banks on defaulted debt from large corporate borrowers
Global Credit Data has released its LGD Report 2018 – the first ever examining the Loss Given Default (LGD) for banks lending to corporate borrowers with a turnover of more than €50m. The report finds that banks, on average, recover 75% of debts owed by large corporate borrowers after default and confirms the hitherto untested principle that seniority and collateral drive low rates of LGD.
In Q4/2017, Global Credit Data conducted a benchmarking study that found significant variation in the credit loss estimates of the 19 participating IFRS 9 banks—all of which used a well-defined hypothetical portfolio and a common scenario to calculate their expected credit losses (ECL).
GCD welcomes Deutsche Pfandbriefbank as our newest member. Deutsche Pfandbriefbank (pbb) is a German specialist bank for real estate financing and public investment finance. In addition to Germany, the main business focus is on Great Britain, France, Spain, the nordic countries and countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
In December 2017 the BCBS made their final decision on what they call the “Finalisation of Basel III” and what the industry has called “Basel IV”.
The reforms tighten the rules, aiming to reduce variation in RWAs across banks and are aimed to be in force from 2022, although they do require governments (EU, US etc.) to write them into their own laws, which may see further changes made.
GCD has returned the results of the IFRS 9 benchmarking study to 19 member banks.
In December 2017, banks have received back their detailed data return on the IFRS 9 Benchmarking study.
The IFRS 9 Benchmarking study has given participants a unique opportunity to benchmark their ECL for a specific set of hypothetical borrowers. As usual, GCD returns the full, anonymized dataset to allow member banks to make their own analysis and deep-dive into the results.