The Keys to Loan Segmentation Success

The Keys to Loan Segmentation Success

As any banker can appreciate, portfolio theory is worthy of a Nobel Prize, literally. In 1952, Harry Markowitz – all of 25 years old then – developed the paradigm that blew away Nobel judges and influenced countless financial services professionals. And who in turn influenced Markowitz? Turns out the Bard was on Markowitz’ reading list, as he quoted “The […]

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What Can Be Learned From CECL Early Adopters…

What Can Be Learned From CECL Early Adopters…

  As the advent of the CECL standard rapidly approaches and many financial institutions continue to contemplate the effects the standard will have on reserve balances, it may be helpful for them to glean what they can from the Q1 filings of the largest public institutions in the industry, as well as any other CECL […]

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Financial Stability and the Bottom Line Top of Mind for Bankers

Financial Stability and the Bottom Line Top of Mind for Bankers

A new 54-page working paper from the International Monetary Fund isn’t exactly the kind of thing you’ll catch even the most motivated banker reading on the morning commute. For starters, it is chock full of puzzling references to the Cobb-Douglas production function, quantile regression, operational risk shock – and of course, the ever-popular Arellano-Bover/Blundell-Bond system […]

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