Problem Asset Management: Identification, Management, and Resolution

Credit & Lending

It is inevitable to avoid a problem loan at some point. No lender intends to make a problem loan, but lending institutions must anticipate having some level of problem loans and loan losses. Problem loans are simply a by-product of the business of lending. While there are different strategies for managing and resolving problem loans, the underlying problem is the same – a lack of cash flow to pay their creditors and operating costs. Resolving problems can be expensive and difficult, and managing problem loans properly is a complex, time-consuming task, frequently requiring specialized knowledge and expertise in, credit analysis, bankruptcy and security laws, as well as negotiating. The overriding objective in managing problem loans is to improve the lender’s position enough to get repaid in full. This session provides an overview for those wanting to know the basics of sound problem asset management.

Who Should Attend: Chief Credit Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Credit/Risk Analysts, Lenders of all levels

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about preventive maintenance—red flags of problem loans, portfolio signals, e.g., declining communication from borrower, slowdown in financial information, deterioration in risk ratings, covenant breaches, overdrafts, delinquency.
  • Explore problem asset policy—when to transfer problem loans to problem asset management, e.g., criticized and classified assets, non-accrual, charge-off, OREO asset management.
  • Understand problem asset management—process of default, judgment, foreclosure, possession, OREO; reporting, disposal; negotiation issues and tips


Dev Strischek
Devon Risk Advisory Group
As principal of Devon Risk Advisory Group, Dev Strischek specializes in credit risk and commercial banking management, training, and development. He is a frequent speaker, instructor, advisor, and writer for many different educational groups and associations. Dev is also recently retired from his role as SVP and senior credit policy officer at SunTrust Bank, Atlanta, where he was responsible for developing, implementing, and administering credit policies for SunTrust’s wholesale lines of business; including commercial, commercial real estate, corporate investment banking, capital markets, business banking and private wealth management.

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Season Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $249 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $249 $0

Season Pass Members receive 4 individual logins to every webinar

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

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