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Forecast of Forecast: An Analytic Approach to Stressed Impairment Forecasting

23 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2017 Last revised: 25 Mar 2017

Jimmy Skoglund

SAS Institute Inc.

Wei Chen

SAS Institute Inc.

Date Written: March 24, 2017

Abstract

The new impairment reporting standards require banks to move from incurred loss models to sophisticated macroeconomic based expected credit loss models for current impairment estimation. While the impairments estimation is mainly focused on business as usual macroeconomic projections there is a demand and expectation from regulators that the new impairment models should also be a foundation for the next generation stress tests. The use of impairment models in stressed situations of course have profound implications on banks model, calibration and validation approach. In this paper we propose a relatively simple forecast of forecast approach to stressed impairments estimation. We capture consistently the initial stressed market development (which can for example be a regulatory mandated stress scenario), the bank specific assumptions about new business generated in the initial stress development, and, an estimation of the forward impairment forecast. After an initial motivating example of the forecast of forecast approach using a delinquency state transition model we show how a forecast of forecast approach can be simply implemented using only minor changes to the current impairment models calculation. Especially for state transition models with no or limited state path history tracking which covers the majority of models used by banks in practice.

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Skoglund, Jimmy and Chen, Wei, Forecast of Forecast: An Analytic Approach to Stressed Impairment Forecasting (March 24, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2902565

Jimmy Skoglund (Contact Author)

SAS Institute Inc. ( email )

100 SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27513-2414
United States

Wei Chen

SAS Institute Inc. ( email )

100 SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27513-2414
United States

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