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How much should you segment your ASC 450-20 (FAS 5) pools?
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The benefits of segmentation within the allowance for loan and lease loss calculation are many. Institutions can gain more insight into sub-segmented performance, conduct more sophisticated loss methodologies such as migration analysis and can make better-informed lending decisions over time. However, institutions must not risk over-segmenting to the point of losing statistical relevance. Thus, institutions must be cognizant of how much segmentation they should apply to their portfolios and arrive at a point that both they and their examiners are comfortable with.


Assembling Appropriate ASC 450-20 (FAS 5) Pools
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This brief video touches on the topic of segmentation within the ASC 450-20 (FAS 5) portion of the ALLL calculation. While generally the more granular an institution gets, the more defensible the calculation is in the eyes of examiners, there certainly is a tipping point. Institutions must maintain statistical relevancy and ensure that they do not over-segment their pools. Finding a good balance can help institutions to gain more insight into their portfolio, have a more concise calculation and be better equipped to defend their methodology to auditors and examiners.



What Is the Difference between ASC 450-20 (FAS 5) and ASC 310-10-35 (FAS 114) Reserve Loans?
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This video covers the differences between the two underlying accounting guidances factoring into the ALLL calculation. While there are some gray areas, typically the existence of an impairment, or the knowledge that the loan will not be paid back in full, including both principle and interest, is the determining factor as to whether a loan will be deemed as an ASC 310-10-35 versus an ASC 450-20. The video goes into more detail.


Assembling Appropriate ASC 450-20 (FAS 5) Pools
Content Type: Resource Center

This brief video touches on the topic of segmentation within the ASC 450-20 (FAS 5) portion of the ALLL calculation. While generally the more granular an institution gets, the more defensible the calculation is in the eyes of examiners, there certainly is a tipping point. Institutions must maintain statistical relevancy and ensure that they do not over-segment their pools. Finding a good balance can help institutions to gain more insight into their portfolio, have a more concise calculation and be better equipped to defend their methodology to auditors and examiners.


How Much Should You Segment Your ASC 450-20 (FAS 5) Pools?
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Proper segmentation of an institution's portfolio will yield many benefits. For one, institutions can gain more insight into sub-segmented performance when they have a granular view of their portfolio. In addition, more sophisticated loss methodologies such as migration analysis require segmentation of the portfolio and can strengthen an institution's overall ALLL. Overall, institutions should examine the size of their portfolio and arrive at a degree of segmentation that both provides a granular view of their pools while maintaining statistical relevance in the size of their pools.