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The ECL Workbench is a modular solution that calculates probability-weighted Expected Credit Losses (pwECL) in line with IFRS 9 requirements. This includes the calculation of 12-month pwECL as well as lifetime pwECL for assets assigned to stage 1 or 2.

The ECL Workbench can be used to cover the entire process chain required by IFRS 9 including

  • Stage assignment of financial assets considering credit deterioration
  • Analyse of performance data for PD point in time and LGD calculation
  • Calculation of Exposure at Default (EAD)
  • Calculation of probability-weighted ECLs while taking various macroeconomic parameters in multiple scenarios into account
  • Generation of journal entries
  • Feeding a result layer that covers reporting requirements

Wherever applications in the current IT landscape exist, the modular approach supports the recycling of already available measures. The process chain is designed in different steps. Each step has a clearly defined input/output interface. The modular approach provides various modules for each step in the process chain. Depending on available data and scope, the financial institution can select the appropriate module for each step.

The ECL Workbench is a construction kit that supports tailor-made solutions. These solutions can cover comprehensive approaches as well as simplified solutions, taking the complexity of an individual portfolio into account. The figure below shows the modules currently available for each step in the process chain. The number of modules increases frequently. Individual modules can be implemented without impact on the process chain itself.

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