Preparing for the Single Security Initiative – Analyzing Prepayment Alignment

The upcoming implementation of the Single Security Initiative makes it critical for mortgage market participants to have appropriate tools for analyzing and monitoring the prepayment behavior of Agency MBS. RiskSpan’s data and analytical platform, RS Edge, allows mortgage market participants to ‘dig deeper’ into the drivers of prepayment behavior for Agency MBS and will help identify trends when prepayment behavior is not aligned with UMBS issued by Fannie Mae...

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Case Study: RiskSpan Edge Platform Agency MBS Module

The Client Multiple Agency Traders and the Research & Strategy Division of a Major Investment Bank Get a DemoTalk Scope The Problem RiskSpan leverages its extensive expertise to help clients rapidly access the drivers of prepayment risk and prepayment trends. Our analytical platform provides ultimate flexibility and speed to perform quickly turn securities level data into...

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Choosing a CECL Methodology | Doable, Defensible, Choices Amid the Clutter

CECL advice is hitting financial practitioners from all sides. As an industry friend put it, “Now even my dentist has a CECL solution.” With many high-level commentaries on CECL methodologies in publication (including RiskSpan’s ), we introduce this specific framework to help practitioners eliminate ill-fitting methodologies until one remains per segment. We focus on the commercially…

RiskSpan Partners with S&P Global Market Intelligence

ARLINGTON, Va., December 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Virginia-based modeling and analytics SaaS vendor RiskSpan announced today that it will be partnering with S&P Global Market Intelligence to expand the capabilities of its commercially-available RS Edge Platform. RS Edge is a SaaS platform that integrates normalized loan and securities data, predictive models and complex scenario analytics…

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CECL: DCF vs. Non-DCF Allowance — Myth and Reality

FASB’s CECL standard allows institutions to calculate their allowance for credit losses as either “the difference between the amortized cost basis and the present value of the expected cash flows” (ASC 326-20-30-4) or “expected credit losses of the amortized cost basis” (ASC 326-20-30-5). The first approach is commonly called the discounted cash flow or “DCF…

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Analytics-as-a-Service – CECL Forecasting

The RiskSpan Edge Platform CECL Module delivers the technology platform and expertise to take you from where you are today to producing audit-ready CECL estimates. Our dedicated CECL Module executes your monthly loss reserving and reporting process under the new CECL standard, covering data intake, segmentation, modeling, and report generation within a single platform. Watch…

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Here Come the CECL Models: What Model Validators Need to Know

As it turns out, model validation managers at regional banks didn’t get much time to contemplate what they would do with all their newly discovered free time. Passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act appears to have relieved many model validators of the annual DFAST burden. But as one class of…