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Stress Test

At Investors Bank we leverage CEIS Review's expertise to assist us in identifying and evaluating credit risks before they can potentially become problematic. As a rapidly growing institution, CEIS Review has been more than able to meet our growing demands with a suite of their credit risk consulting services. Whether it be their Loan Review programs, Stress Testing or other consulting activities they are always there as a reliable and steadfast partner. In addition, the CEIS teams are comprised of professionals with extensive experience in banking that add value to the process with their input and commentary. The onsite team definitely adds value to the process.

Kevin Cummings,
President and CEO

“Bottom Up” Loan Level Approach

CEIS Review provides “Bottom Up” loan level Portfolio Stress Analysis engagements to serve as an additional tool for an institutions management team to utilize in anticipating possible risk exposures under several varying scenarios.

Through reviewing institutions regulatory examinations, discussions and feedback with clients, and by staying in sync with our industries best practices, CEIS understands that the regulatory expectations regarding CRE-related portfolio stress testing is focused on a granular loan level stress-testing process and framework to better manage our client’s respective loan portfolios.

Within the analysis, CEIS’ process considers several “what if” scenarios for notable portfolio segments that might cause certain portfolio segments to react in an adverse manner to the client’s intended risk standards. The analysis aims to obtain an anchor point for determining the severity of a downside scenario which could potentially affecting criticized loan levels, loan loss reserves, as well as capital requirements.

The stress analysis programs can be structured as a “stand-alone” engagement or coupled with a loan review engagement.

  • Stand-Alone “Bottom Up” loan level Portfolio Stress Testing– CEIS either receives an accurate and complete set of information from the institution, or assigns CEIS staff to collect the information on the Institutions behalf, and then performs the Portfolio Stress Testing analysis with agreed upon scenarios and parameters resulting in a Draft and subsequent Final Report for the client while presenting the findings to Management and/or the Board.
  • Loan Review (LR) & Stress Testing Engagement – CEIS performs the Loan Review for the institution, and throughout the LR program CEIS’ team captures the loan level financial data as well as other Bank reporting needed for the stress testing analysis. In leveraging on the loan review process, notable efficiency and economic savings are provided to the client most specifically relating to the data collection process.

CEIS Review has its Stress Testing Programs periodically validated by an outside independent third party.

Stress Testing clients occasionally express their intention of bringing the ST analysis in-house at some point in the future, and in those cases, CEIS will coordinate the transfer of the ST database to the client. CEIS can then “switch hats” from being the Stress Test provider to periodically Validating the Bank’s internal stress test program.

Contact us today to learn more about our “Bottom Up” loan level commercial loan portfolio stress testing program or download our brochure.