Financial Institution Letters
August 27, 2019
Interagency Webinar: Applying Model Risk Management to Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) Models at Large Banks
The FDIC, the Federal Reserve, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the Agencies) will jointly host a webinar to clarify the use of model risk management by large institutions for model-based processes employed in their CECL frameworks. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Statement of Applicability to Institutions with Total Assets Under $1 Billion: This Financial Institution Letter is targeted to FDIC-supervised institutions with at least $50 billion in total assets. However, all FDIC-supervised institutions are welcome to participate in the webinar.
- The Agencies will host an interagency webinar, "Ask the Regulators: Applying Model Risk Management to CECL Models at Large Banks," on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT.
- The Agencies recognize that models may be used to varying degrees for CECL. Consistent with safety and soundness standards, institutions should exercise sound risk management practices over all aspects of their CECL frameworks, including models. These frameworks should be appropriate for the size and complexity of institutions.
- Bankers are encouraged to invite representatives from functional areas within their institutions who are involved in the implementation of the new credit losses accounting standard to participate in the webinar.
- Participants may join the webinar at https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/583/31365 starting 15 minutes before the webinar begins. Advance registration is not required; however, participants are encouraged to register in advance using this link.
- Participants may dial into the audio portion of the webinar at 888-625-5230 using participant passcode 70397607#.
- A question and answer session will follow the presentation. We encourage participants to submit questions in advance to the webinar producer at email@example.com. Other questions about the webinar or your registration may be directed to the producer at the same email address.
- Webinar materials will be archived for future viewing.
- FDIC-Supervised Institutions
- Chief Executive Officer
- Chief Financial Officer
- Chief Credit Officer
- Chief Risk Officer
- FIL-39-2016, June 17, 2016, Joint Statement on New Accounting Standard on Financial Instruments – Credit Losses
- FIL-22-2017, June 7, 2017, Adoption of Supervisory Guidance on Model Risk Management
- FIL-20-2019, April 3, 2019, New Accounting Standard on Credit Losses: Frequently Asked Questions
- Dilip Patro, Chief, Quantitative Model Analysis, Division of Complex Institution Supervision & Resolution, 202-898-6596 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Rieger, Deputy Chief Accountant, Division of Risk Management Supervision, 202-898-3602 or email@example.com
Paper copies may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 3501 Fairfax Drive, E-1002, Arlington, VA 22226 (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200).