Protecting commercial real estate portfolios

Commercial real estate portfolio managers are under increasing pressure to adequately structure and report on their deals as concern grows about the outlook for the market. Chris Marrison of Risk Integrated examines the latest approaches to the task

Commercial real estate (CRE) makes up approximately half of all real estate assets. As the US retail market melted down this summer, commercial loans appeared to escape largely unscathed - with the exception of the illiquidity in the market for mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The CRE business is very different from the retail business but there are strong economic ties between the two and concern is growing over the possibility of a significant fall in the global CRE market. In this uncertain

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Credit risk & modelling – Special report 2021

This Risk special report provides an insight on the challenges facing banks in measuring and mitigating credit risk in the current environment, and the strategies they are deploying to adapt to a more stringent regulatory approach.

The wild world of credit models

The Covid-19 pandemic has induced a kind of schizophrenia in loan-loss models. When the pandemic hit, banks overprovisioned for credit losses on the assumption that the economy would head south. But when government stimulus packages put wads of cash in…

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