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Interagency Webinar: Applying Model Risk Management to Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) Models at Large Banks

August 28, 2019 / Source: FDIC

Financial Institution Letters

August 27, 2019

Interagency Webinar: Applying Model Risk Management to Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) Models at Large Banks

Printable Format:

FIL-48-2019 – PDF (PDF Help)


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 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 protected]. 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.

Suggested Distribution:

  • FDIC-Supervised Institutions

Suggested Routing:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Credit Officer
  • Chief Risk Officer

Related Topics:


  • Dilip Patro, Chief, Quantitative Model Analysis, Division of Complex Institution Supervision & Resolution, 202-898-6596 or [email protected]
  • John Rieger, Deputy Chief Accountant, Division of Risk Management Supervision, 202-898-3602 or [email protected]


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