2020

Synergy

Americas

NOVember 17th
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Uniting to Make Better Decisions in a Post-Pandemic World

Moody's Analytics Synergy 2020 Americas will bring together the most relevant and diverse content into one program to help financial institutions, big and small, respond to the new economic and financial environment. This 1-day event will provide industry insight and active discussion around the most critical themes, and enable you to connect with Moody's Analytics experts and peers, all to help you better prepare for success in 2021.

What to Expect

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Mark Zandi
Chief Economist

MOODY'S ANALYTICS

Keynote Session

The Pandemic Economy Post the Presidential Election

Agenda

General Sessions
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM ET
Opening Session
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM ET
Keynote Session - The Pandemic Economy Post the Presidential Election

Dr. Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM ET
Break
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM ET
Session 1 (choose a session from the 5 streams below)
1:20 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Lunch Break
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM ET
Session 2 (choose a session from the 5 streams below)
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Break
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM ET
Session 3 (choose a session from the 5 streams below)
3:50 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Closing Remarks
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM ET
Demo Stations / 1:1 Live Chats
Content Streams
Time
session
TIME:
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM ET
session

Loan Deferment & Forbearance: What's Next?

Join us in this panel discussion as we have conversations around the first round of Loan Deferments and the effects of the deferments on credit quality and what affects second rounds of Loan Deferments will bring. We will discuss deferments from both a banking standpoint with Tiffany Temple, SVP – Director of Credit Risk Analytics at Hancock/Whitney Bank and understand the audit process from Eve Rogers, Partner with Crowe.

Moderator: Robby Holditch, Director - Solutions Specialist, Moody's Analytics

Tiffany Temple, SVP - Director of Credit Risk Analytics, Hancock/Whitney Bank

Eve Rogers, Audit Partner, Crowe

TIME:
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM ET
DURATION:

How Do We Deal with Stale Data

The recent pandemic shutdown and other environmental events prove that your borrower’s prior year financials may not reflect their current operating reality. What are you doing in the current environment, to use old data to quantify current and future risk?

Moderator: Charles Dafler, Associate Director - Solutions Specialist, Moody's Analytics

Brooks Brady, Senior Vice President, Zions Bancorporation

Michael Szwejbka, Senior Vice President, U.S. Bank

TIME:
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM ET
DURATION:

Decision Analytics: From Measurement to Action

Risk-based decision making is arguably more difficult than it has ever been. We live in a world awash with data and with a huge array of potential useful risk signals. At the same time, the world and its supply chains have become less predictable, making accurate forecasts even more challenging. In this session we will talk about some useful tools and strategies for better risk decision analytics. We will focus on bringing the following three areas together:

  • Early warning signals - measure of credit risk are not useful unless they can be turned into timely action
  • Alternative risk signals - ratings, PD, and other risk measures are tried and true, but new data sources, and ML techniques open new frontiers
  • Credit risk forecasting amid volatility - we need to consider the impacts of different possible futures, not just our best forecast of the expected case

Moderator: Irina Baron, Director - Customer Success Management, Moody's Analytics

David Hamilton, Managing Director of Business Development, Moody's Analytics

Karina Magnollay, Vice President, PNC Bank

Time
session
TIME:
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM ET
session

Consumer Credit Outlook

Loan performance has been better than the historical relationship with unemployment would suggest. As federal benefits, payment accommodations and moratoriums begin to dry up, lenders brace for a default surge. In this session, we highlight the most vulnerable products, borrowers and geographies. We also look ahead to where the greatest opportunities and uncertainty lies in 2021.

Moderator: Marisa DiNatale, Senior Director - Economic Research, Moody's Analytics

David Fieldhouse, Director of Consumer Credit Analytics, Moody's Analytics

TIME:
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM ET
DURATION:

Fiscal Space: Principles and Practice of Measuring Sovereign Borrowing Capacity

The economic fallout from the pandemic has put enormous strain on government budgets globally adding significantly to already enlarged sovereign debt loads in many countries. This has led many to question how much fiscal headroom that governments will have to further support their economies in the current or a future crisis. In this webinar, we review the measurement of fiscal space—the additional debt-financed spending that national governments can do without putting debt sustainability or market access at risk—and quantify the outlook and risks across more than 70 countries.

Moderator: Marisa DiNatale, Senior Director - Economic Research, Moody's Analytics

Damien Moore, Director of Economic Research, Moody's Analytics

TIME:
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM ET
DURATION:

Climate Risk Scenarios

This session will explore how climate change scenarios can be used to meet regulatory requirements, facilitate Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) reporting, and enhance internal risk management. We discuss our methodology for constructing climate change scenarios, demonstrate our current capabilities and outline our roadmap for further product development.

Moderator: Marisa DiNatale, Senior Director - Economic Research, Moody's Analytics

Chris Lafakis, Director of Economic Research, Moody's Analytics

Time
session
TIME:
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM ET
session

A Conversation with FASB Past Chairman

2020 has been a transformational year for the accounting profession in banking. Adoption of CECL and COVID-19 created a perfect storm in accounting for banks most significant estimate.

Come learn about allowance frameworks during the pandemic, accounting for the unexpected as well as what comes next. We will be speaking with FASB’s past chairman, Russ Golden, about standard setter’s current and future projects, discuss the impact of Climate Risk and AI technologies on the accounting estimates, and address Q-factor CECL methodologies.

Moderator: Laurent Birade, Senior Director - Solutions Specialist, Moody's Analytics

Russ Golden, Former Chairman, FASB

TIME:
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM ET
DURATION:

CECL and Qualitative Adjustments for Everything COVID-19 Recession Related

Join us for an engaging dialogue on setting a reserve in the face of uncertainty between the Director of Risk Analytics for First Citizens Bank and the Deputy Chief Economist at Moody's Analytics.

Moderator: Alex Cannon, Associate Director - Senior Strategist, Moody's Analytics

Isidore Verla, Senior VP and Manager - Risk Analytics, First Citizens Bank

Cris deRitis, Senior Director - Deputy Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics

TIME:
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM ET
DURATION:

How Floods, Wildfires, and Heat Stress Can Play a Role in Financial Reporting and CECL?

Climate change is no longer just an environmental problem. Climate risk IS a financial risk.  Back in 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were expected to result in at least $1.3 billion in bad loans. Is climate risk something you consider in your CECL process? If not, what does it mean to you? Is there a way to quantify how your institution’s ECL is affected?

Moderator: Jin Oh, Director - Solutions Specialist, Moody's Analytics

Emilie Mazzacurati, Founder and CEO, Four Twenty Seven

Jing Zhang, SVP of Financial Planning & Analysis, Moody's Analytics

Stephen Leonard, Senior Vice President, Carolina Farm Credit

Time
session
TIME:
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM ET
session

Digitization in Commercial Loan Onboarding

Technology as the cornerstone in the search for efficiency ratio improvement is not new, but the rate of adoption has intensified as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In this session, we will explore trends in automation of customer onboarding process in commercial lending before, during and after COVID-19. We will touch on diverse set of topics, including making effective use of increasing amount of customer data, shift to cloud based technology and resulting cyber security concerns and digitization of previously manual processes.

Moderator: Anna Krayn, Managing Director of Enterprise Risk Solutions, Moody's Analytics

Esther Mendez, Global Leader Banking & Payments - Partners, Amazon Web Services

Alex Zuck, Head of Compliance Products, RDC/Bureau van Dijk

TIME:
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM ET
DURATION:

Alternative Data: Knowing What You Didn't Know You Could Know

In this session, we discuss ways that non-traditional sources of data can help you in your credit origination and assessment process. We'll hear from two leading Fintech providers of alternative data, and discuss how the Moody's Analytics Accelerator integrates non-traditional data into new or existing product opportunities.

Moderator: Danielle Ferry, Senior Director of Strategy & Innovation, Moody's Analytics

Ruth Pickering, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy, Yewno

Justin Byrd, Solution Sales Executive, Airbus

Ruby Kaur, Assistant Director - Product Manager, Moody's Analytics

TIME:
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM ET
DURATION:

Profitability During Recovery

The current lending climate presents several challenges for pricing and yields. We will discuss how recent trends can affect your institutions and what strategic portfolio management elements you may have to turn to. Hear insights on balance sheet and optimization of portfolios.

Moderator: Emil Lopez, Senior Director - Senior Strategist, Moody's Analytics

John Toohig, Head of Whole Loan Trading, Raymond James

Time
session
TIME:
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM ET
session

CRE Tech: The Innovation Wave

A panel discussion with industry experts examining the state of CRE data. They will assess what has changed in the access and availability of CRE data over the last few years, what data has proved valuable during the pandemic, and how daily workflow platforms are changing.

Moderator: Vivek Thadani, Director of Product Management, Moody's Analytics REIS

Keith Berry, Executive Director, Moody's Analytics Accelerator

Karan Singh, Business Intelligence Data Architect, Brookfield Properties

Ashwin Raghu, Vice President of Engineering, Cadre

TIME:
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM ET
DURATION:

CRE 2025 and The Future of the Office

The Commercial Real Estate market is going through the transition of a generation. Experts from Moody’s Analytics REIS and Moody's Investors Service will discuss the short and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the CRE market. They will then turn to a detailed investigation of the office market, including the most impacted markets and the effects of current and long-term behavioral changes in office usage.

Cristina Pieretti, Managing Director, Moody's Analytics REIS

Ryan Severino, Chief Economist, Jones Lang LaSalle

Victor Calanog, Head of CRE Economics, Moody's Analytics REIS

Kevin Fagan, Head of CMBS Research, Moody's Investors Service

TIME:
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM ET
DURATION:

Impact of COVID-19 on CRE Credit Risk

The wave of credit risk is building in CRE - How can defaults be predicted in this environment? How can loss provisions for CRE be optimized? How can you value assets when transactions have slowed? A panel of experts in credit risk assessment from Moody’s and the industry will share their views on this critical topic.

Moderator: Chris Henkel, Senior Director - Business Development, Moody's Analytics REIS 

Ken Carson, Credit Policy Director, Umpqua Bank

Shahram Elghanayan, Head of CRE Underwriting and Asset Management NE, Capital One

Hsiao-shan Yang, Associate Director - Senior Economist, Moody's Analytics REIS

Speakers

Irina Baron
Director - Customer Success Management

Moody's analytics

Keith Berry
Executive Director

Moody's analytics

Laurent Birade
Sr. Director - Solutions Specialist

Moody's analytics

Brooks Brady
Senior Vice President

ZIONS BANCCORPORATION

Justin Byrd
Solution Sales Executive

AIRBUS

Victor Calanog
Head of CRE Economics

MOODY'S aNALYTICS

Alex Cannon
Associate Director - Senior Strategist

MOODY'S aNALYTICS

Ken Carson
Credit Policy Director

UMPQUA BANK

Charles Dafler
Associate Director - Solutions Specialist

Moody's analytics

Cris deRitis
Sr. Director - Deputy Chief Economist

Moody's analytics

Marisa DiNatale
Sr. Director - Economic Research

Moody's analytics

Shahram Elghanayan
Head of CRE Underwriting and Asset Mgmt.

CAPITAL ONE

Kevin Fagan
Head of CMBS Research

MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE

Danielle Ferry
Senior Director - Strategy & Innovation

MOODY'S aNALYTICS

David Fieldhouse
Director - Consumer Credit Analytics

Moody's analytics

Russ Golden
Former Chairman

FASB

David Hamilton
Managing Director - Business Development

Moody's analytics

Chris Henkel
Sr. Director - Business Development

Moody's analytics reis

Robby Holditch
Director - Solutions Specialist

Moody's analytics

Doug Johnson
Director - Ag Strategist

moody's analytics

Ruby Kaur
Assistant Director - Product Manager

MOODY'S aNALYTICS

Anna Krayn
Managing Director - Enterprise Risk Solutions

MOODY'S aNALYTICS

Chris Lafakis
Director - Economic Research

Moody's analytics

Stephen Leonard
Senior Vice President

CAROLINA FARM CREDIT

Emil Lopez
Senior Director - Senior Strategist

MOODY'S ANALYTICS

Karina Magnollay
Vice President

pNC BANK

Emilie Mazzacurati
Founder & CEO

Four twenty seven

Esther Mendez
Global Leader Banking & Payments - Partners

AMAZON WEB SERVICES

Damien Moore
Director - Economic Research

Moody's analytics

Masha Muzyka
Sr. Director - Sales Manager

Moody's Analytics

Jin Oh
Director - Solutions Specialist

Moody's Analytics

Ruth Pickering
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy

YEWNO

Cristina Pieretti
Managing Director - Head of REIS

Moody's analytics reis

Ashwin Raghu
Vice President of Engineering

CADRE

Mehna Raissi
Managing Director - Regional Manager ERS

MOODY'S ANALYTICS

Eve Rogers
Audit Partner

CROWE LLP

Ryan Severino
Chief Economist

JONES LANG LASALLE

Karan Singh
Business Intelligence Data Architect

BROOKFIELD PROPERTIES

Michael Szwejbka
Senior Vice President

u.S. BANK

Tiffany Temple
SVP - Director of Credit Risk Analytics

HANCOCK WHITNEY BANK

Vivek Thadani
Director - Product Management

Moody's Analytics

John Toohig
Managing Director - Whole Loans

Raymond James

Isidore Verla
SVP and Manager - Risk Analytics

First citizens bank

Hsiao-shan Yang
Associate Director - Senior Economist

MOODY'S ANALYTICS REIS

Jing Zhang
Managing Director - Head of Research

Moody's analytics

Alex Zuck
Head of Compliance Products

RDC/BUREAU VAN DIJK