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Topic: “Commercial Real Estate: Credit Risk Considerations for Direct Lending and Private Debt”

Time: September 15, 2020 at 11 am Eastern Standard Time

In this webinar, we will discuss the current state of the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) market and the overarching impact of COVID-19 on this asset class. We will discuss credit risk best practices, applicable to both direct lending and private debt, paying particular attention to CRE and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). You will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to industry experts and leave the webinar with actionable insights.

Discussion Points:

  • Market Update: CRE
  • Impact of Covid-19
  • Key Risk Factors: CRE
  • Key Risk Factors: REITs
  • Best Practices: CRE Credit Risk Management

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Bob Durante – Senior Director, Credit Risk Solutions

Bob Durante is a Senior Director in Global Risk Services for S&P Global Market Intelligence. In his role, Bob is responsible for managing client service engagements, providing analytical thought leadership and helping clients measure and manage their credit risk. Since joining S&P Global Market Intelligence in 2008, Bob has led dozens of client engagement projects that focus on development of internal risk rating systems, validation of risk rating and stress testing models and deployment of dozens of Credit Assessment Scorecards representing all major asset classes.

Bob also leads a regular webinar series called Risk Insights that provides thought leadership and information sharing for existing and prospective clients. Recent webinars include the 2015 CCAR Stress Testing Results, Key Action Steps to Meet Model Regulatory Requirements, Detroit Bankruptcy & Recovery, Financing the World Cup through Project Finance, Bank Stress Testing & Risk Management, Key SME Building Blocks, Effectively Managing Model Risk, Top 10 Probability of Default Scorecard Pitfalls and LGD Model Development.

Radomir Lukic – Director, Credit Risk Solutions

Rad Lukic is a Director at S&P Global Market Intelligence, Risk Services. His focus is on assisting financial institutions and other organizations in validating and improving their credit risk assessment methodologies in a Basel II framework. Rad has extensive experience in analytical service development and client engagements, with a focus on developing and validating credit risk internal risk rating systems aligned with regulatory requirements.

Rad joined S&P Global in 2006 as an Associate in the New York Risk Solutions Group. He previously held an FX Analyst/Strategist for Emerging Markets position in a foreign exchange brokerage, as well as a consulting position at Mitsui & Co. with responsibility for the Balkan region.

Rad is currently the analytical lead in the S&P Global Market Intelligence Solutions and Services team on developing Credit Risk Rating Methodologies aligned with Basel II and best practices. He has extensive experience in analytical service development and client engagements focused on: Credit Risk Analytics, Internal Risk Rating System design and Validation, Modeling and estimating PD, LGD and EAD, Stress-testing rating systems.

Eduardo Alves – Director, Credit Risk Solutions

Eduardo Alves is a Director and an analytical leader in the Credit Risk Solutions group of S&P Global Market Intelligence. He collaborates with financial institutions of varying sizes and specialties in the design and implementation of risk management solutions. Eduardo has an outstanding record of realizing client objectives through high-quality engagements in the areas of credit risk methodologies, internal risk rating systems, model validation, stress testing, and CECL.

Prior to S&P Global Market Intelligence, Eduardo worked at Promontory Financial Group, Mizuho Bank, and the World Bank. He holds an MS in Economics from the University of Essex and a BA in International Affairs and Economics from The George Washington University.

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